Thursday, 25 February 2021

Maroubra, beach

 
Looking across Maroubra Beach to the Surf Rescue tent and the Lifeguard Tower, in the eastern suburb of Maroubra.
Linked to: Signs, SignsThankful Thursday.

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Bronte Beach

Looking across Nelson Bay from the rocks at the southern end of Bronte Beach, in the eastern suburb of Bronte

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

World Square, Year of the Ox

This fun sculpture has been installed in the World Square shopping centre this year to celebrate the Year of the Ox.
Linked to: SouvenirsOur World TuesdayTuesday TreasuresTravel Tuesday.

Monday, 22 February 2021

Darling Quarter, Lunar New Year, mural

This Lunar New Year mural has been installed in the Darling Quarter near Tumbalong Park. The artworks on opposing sides of the installation were created by Chris Yee as a modern take on classic Chinese ornamentation. The floral décor and vivid colours represent optimism and playfulness while the patterns and zodiac animals represent family, unity and strength. This side features the Rooster, Rat, Monkey, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon and Snake. The other side can be seen here.

Sunday, 21 February 2021

Newtown, Camperdown Cemetery

Camperdown Cemetery is a heritage listed cemetery located along Church Street in the inner city suburb of Newtown. The Cemetery was established in 1848 on about 13 acres and was the main cemetery for Sydney from 1849 to 1867. Many historic headstones from former graves have been preserved along the wall of the cemetery. St Stephen's Anglican Church is located within the present bounds of the cemetery. 
Linked to: Shadow Shot Sunday, InSPIREd Sunday.

Saturday, 20 February 2021

Balmain, Parramatta River


A view across Parramatta River from Fitzroy Avenue Reserve, in the inner west suburb of Balmain. The boats are moored at the Balmain Sailing Club marina. Greenwich and high rise buildings at North Sydney can be seen on the North Shore\.
Linked to: Weekend ReflectionsAll Seasons.

Friday, 19 February 2021

Pyrmont, Johnstons Bay, sunset

 
A sunset view across Johnstons Bay to Glebe Island in Rozelle from the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. The pylons and remnants of an old wharf have been retained as a 'pole garden', beside Pirrama Park.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Chinatown, Lunar Lanterns, Dragon

  Lunar Lanterns have been installed around the city to celebrate the Sydney Lunar New Year Festival. This year is the Year of the Ox in the Chinese zodiac. This Dragon lantern has been installed in the Dixon Street pedestrian mall in Chinatown, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. The zodiac symbol of the Dragon can be characterised as lucky, flexible and eccentric who is generous and powerful.

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Chinatown, Lunar Lanterns, Ox

 Lunar Lanterns have been installed around the city to celebrate the Sydney Lunar New Year Festival. This year is the Year of the Ox in the Chinese zodiac. The Zodiac symbol of the Ox is known for its diligence, dependability, strength and determination. Two Ox lanterns have been installed in the Dixon Street pedestrian mall in Chinatown, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. They were designed by Chrissy Lau, who was inspired by the familiarity of the Japanese Maneki-neko beckoning cat which has been adopted into Chinese culture.

Monday, 15 February 2021

Lunar New Year, mural

This Lunar New Year mural has been installed in the Darling Quarter near Tumbalong Park. The artworks on opposing sides of the installation was created by Chris Yee as a modern take on classic Chinese ornamentation. The floral décor and vivid colours represent optimism and playfulness while the patterns and zodiac animals represent family, unity and strength. This side features the Ox, Horse, Dragon, Dog and Pig. The other side can be seen here.

Sunday, 14 February 2021

Rookwood, cemetery

 
These old monuments and family vaults are located in Rookwood Necropolis, in the western suburb of Rookwood.

Saturday, 13 February 2021

Circular Quay, Seadeck

 The Seadeck is moored at the Eastern Pontoon wharf at East Circular Quay. The Seadeck is a 42 metre hand-crafted European super yacht comprising of three decks which can be hired for event cruises on Sydney Harbour.

Friday, 12 February 2021

Glebe, sunset

Sunset view across Blackwattle Bay, in the inner city suburb of Glebe.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 11 February 2021

Monterey, beach

Looking across Lady Robinsons Beach to a rock groyne in Botany Bay, in the southern suburb of Monterey.

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Monterey, beach

 Looking across the sand at Lady Robinsons Beach, in the southern suburb of Monterey. Monterey Baths is the netted swimming enclosure in Botany Bay and the Norfolk Island Pines are in Cook Park along The Grand Parade. It's a weekday and most people are at work or at school so you can easily find a quiet spot here.

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Homebush, Horse and Jockey Hotel

 The Horse and Jockey Hotel is located on the corner of Parramatta Road and Knight Street in the western suburb of Homebush. This pub was built in the 1920s in the Art Deco pub. It replaced the Half Way House Hotel which was about half way between Sydney and Parramatta on the coach track, now Parramatta Road. The new name of the pub was chosen as a reminder that the old hotel overlooked a racecourse, now long gone.

Monday, 8 February 2021

Eveleigh, mural

This mural brightens up two walls at Yerrabingin House, a community centre located along Davy Road, in the southern suburb of Eveleigh. The artwork was created by Jam Studio in 2020 and extends to several locations around the building, featuring native bees and flowers.

Sunday, 7 February 2021

Rookwood, Elephant House

 This pavilion, originally known as the Anglican Rest House and later renamed the Ornamental Rest House, is located in Rookwood Necropolis, the cemetery in the western suburb of Rookwood. It was built in 1878 in the Victorian style near the former railway station. Later, staff nicknamed it the Elephant House because it looked like the original Indian Elephant House at Taronga Zoo.

Saturday, 6 February 2021

Lavender Bay, boats

These boats are moored in Lavender Bay, viewed from the boardwalk in the north shore suburb of Milsons Point. The office buildings behind it are located in North Sydney.

Friday, 5 February 2021

Milsons Point, walkway


These 
palm trees line the walkway from Olympic Drive to the entrance of Luna Park in the north shore suburb of Milsons Point. North Sydney Olympic Pool is on the left and Milsons Point ferry wharf is on the right, The Sydney Harbour Bridge dominates the skyline and a glimpse of the Sydney Opera House across Sydney Harbour can be seen in the distance.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday

Thursday, 4 February 2021

Cronulla, Greenhills Beach, tower

This lifeguard tower is located at Greenhills Beach, the northernmost patrolled beach in the southern suburb of Cronulla. From this angle you can't see the swimmers along the shore but you can see surfers waiting to catch waves in the ocean.
Linked to: Signs, SignsThankful Thursday.

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Clovelly, beach

Swimmers and sun bathers on the concrete promenade at Clovelly Beach, in the eastern suburb of Clovelly. 

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Milsons Point, Luna Park

Luna Park is an amusement park along Olympic Drive, in the north shore suburb of Milsons Point. The  heritage listed amusement park was designed in the art deco style and opened in 1935. Luna Park has temporarily closed to install nine new rides. This view shows the Helter Skelter Cafe, Volare Wave Swinger, Lighthouse and Ferris Wheel.
Linked to: SouvenirsOur World TuesdayTuesday TreasuresTravel TuesdayRuby Tuesday.

Monday, 1 February 2021

Milsons Point, Luna Park (Theme Day: Smile)

The entrance to Luna Park, an amusement park along Olympic Drive, in the north shore suburb of Milsons Point. Luna Park opened in 1935, on the site of the former workshops for the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The heritage listed face and towers are designed in the art deco style with the gaping smile forming the entrance.
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