Wednesday 30 June 2021

Sydney Olympic Park, Sports Halls

 A view of one of the Sports Halls from the corner of Olympic Boulevarde and New England Avenue, in the western suburb of Sydney Olympic Park. The complex was built for 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and is used to host events in Volleyball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Handball and Futsal or Indoor Soccer. It is also a Sydney Showground venue for the annual Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Linked to: Wordless WednesdayMy Corner of the WorldWednesday WisdomPicture Perfect Party.

Tuesday 29 June 2021

Sydney Olympic Park, Southee Complex

  The Southee Complex is located on the corner of Showground Road and Grand Parade, in the western suburb of Sydney Olympic Park. The complex houses Exhibition Halls 5 & 6 of the Sydney Showgrounds, a purpose built venue for the annual Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Monday 28 June 2021

Eveleigh, artwork

This temporary artwork was located on the hoardings of Axle, a new office and retail development on the corner of Locomotive Street and Mitchell Way, in the inner city suburb of Eveleigh. 'Chaorder' was created by Beth Radford as part of a display of emerging artists selected to feature in the 'REFLECTION' series a South Eveleigh. This artwork explores patterns, progression, symmetry and sequence with its counterpart chaos, unpredictability, and the incalculable interactions found in the natural world. The hoardings have now been removed to reveal cafes, restaurants and shops.

Sunday 27 June 2021

Strathfield, sculpture

This religious sculpture at Santa Sabina College stands in front of Holyrood, a heritage listed building on the corner of The Boulevarde and Jersey Road, in the inner west suburb of Strathfield.

Saturday 26 June 2021

Friday 25 June 2021

Queens Park, sunset

A view of the late afternoon sun above  the Sydney city skyline from the hill in Queen's Park, on the corner of Carrington Road and Darley Road, in the eastern suburb of Queens Park.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 24 June 2021

North Strathfield, railway station


North Strathfield railway station was built in 1918 and is located in the western suburb of North Strathfield. It is the first station on the Main Northern line after it branches from the Main Suburban line at Strathfield and is served by Sydney Trains T9 Northern Line services. The concourse and stairs were upgraded in recent years when the lifts were installed.
Linked to: Signs, SignsThankful Thursday.

Wednesday 23 June 2021

Lakemba, railway station

Looking across the platforms of Lakemba railway station, in the south western suburb of Lakemba. The station opened in 1909 when line from Sydenham to Belmore was extended to Bankstown. Today the station is served by Sydney Trains T3 Bankstown line services. The original wooden ticket office along the concourse was heavily damaged by fire and replaced by this modern metal and glass structure in 2001.

Tuesday 22 June 2021

Canterbury, railway station

 Canterbury railway station, in the inner west suburb of Canterbury. The station opened in 1895 with a line from Sydenham to Belmore. Today the station is served by Sydney Trains T3 Bankstown line services.
Linked to: SouvenirsOur World TuesdayTuesday TreasuresTravel Tuesday.

Monday 21 June 2021

Waterloo, mural

This mural is on the side of a commercial building on the corner of Chapel Lane and Botany Road, in the inner city suburb of Waterloo. The Kid Laroi is an Australian musician who grew up in this area and has had international success with his music. This mural was created in 2020 by visual artist Scott Marsh.
Linked to: Monday MuralBlue MondayThrough My LensRuby Tuesday.

Sunday 20 June 2021

Mascot, Beckenham Uniting Church

The former Beckenham Uniting Church is located on the corner of Botany Road and Wentworth Avenue, in the eastern suburb of Mascot. The heritage listed church was designed by ecclesiastical architect Arthur Layton-Clark in an Interwar Gothic style and built in 1933 as the Beckenham Memorial Congregational Church, The property was resumed by the State Government of New South Wales in 2015 and the adjacent church hall was demolished for road widening. A small landscaped area called Dr Darragh Reserve was created between the road and the church, which will be repurposed now.

Saturday 19 June 2021

Walsh Bay, sculptures

 These sculptures are located at Walsh Bay wharves, between Dawes Point and Millers Point. They are part of the 2021 Walsh Bay Sculpture Walk, run by ArtPark Australia, which is exhibiting contemporary landmark sculpture in public spaces around Australia.

Friday 18 June 2021

Sans Souci, Botany Bay Yacht Club

 These boats are moored at Botany Bay Yacht Clubat the end of Endeavour Street, in the southern suburb of Sans Souci.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 17 June 2021

Sans Souci, marina

 This sunset view across the marina on the Georges River, in the southern suburb of Sans Souci.

Wednesday 16 June 2021

Tuesday 15 June 2021

Dawes Point, warehouse, staircase

Pier 3 is located along Hickson Road on Walsh Bay, in the inner city suburb of Dawes PointIt was once part of Sydney's port facilities and this external staircase is attached to the redeveloped warehouse building. The Walsh Bay wharves have been converted into theatres, offices, hotels, apartments, restaurants, cafes and shops.

Monday 14 June 2021

Dawes Point, Pier One

Pier One is located along Hickson Road overlooking Walsh Bay, in the inner city suburb of Dawes Point. It was once part of Sydney's port facilities and this bridge linked the warehouse building to the ships that moored here. It is now used as a balcony for the Pier One Sydney Harbour Hotel in the redeveloped warehouse building. The little igloo-like structure has been installed to allow guests to enjoy the sights of Sydney Harbour during in winter.

Sunday 13 June 2021

Banksia, St Savvas of Kalymnos Orthodox Church

 St Savvas of Kalymnos Orthodox Church is located along the Princes Highway, in the southern suburb of Banksia. This church building was formerly used by the Banksia Free Church. It became an Orthodox Church in 2016 and features a reproduction of an icon of the saint on the windows.
Linked to: Shadow Shot SundayInSPIREd SundayMonday Mural.

Saturday 12 June 2021

Rose Bay, wharf

This wharf and boat ramp are at Lyne Park, in the eastern suburb of Rose Bay. A yacht has just arrived after sailing on Sydney Harbour and is heading to the nearby Woolhara Yacht Club.

Friday 11 June 2021

Rose Bay, dock, sunset

Looking across this dock in the eastern suburb of Rose Bay as the sun sets behind Point Piper.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 10 June 2021

Monterey, signs

These signs are located in Cook Park overlooking Lady Robinsons Beach and Botany Bay, on the border of the southern suburbs of Monterey and Brighton-Le-Sands. The variable message sign board on the trailer is usually used for traffic management but now reminds people to "Help Stop The Spread. Keep Your Distance." during the pandemic. The Cook Park sign has recently been updated to feature the Bayside Council local government area logo and colours. Small signs advise that the "Beach Access Closed Due To Erosion" here. The road signs along The Grande Parade point north to the Airport and the city of Sydney and south to Cronulla.

Wednesday 9 June 2021

Kurnell, tri-flag pole

This giant tri-flag pole is located at Captain Cook's Landing Place in the Kamay Botany Bay National Park, in the southern suburb of Kurnell. The flags flown here are the Flag of Australia, the Australian Aboriginal Flag, and the State Flag of New South Wales.

Tuesday 8 June 2021

Kurnell, Captain Cook's Landing Place

This obelisk marks Captain Cook's Landing Place in the Kamay Botany Bay National Park, in the southern suburb of Kurnell. Captain James Cook was an English explorer, navigator and cartographer whose expedition was the first recorded European one to navigate and map the eastern coastline of Australia. On the 29th of April 1770, his crew arrived in Botany Bay on the Endeavour and made their first landing on Australian soil. This monument was dedicated in 1870 to commemorate the centenary.

Monday 7 June 2021

Kogarah, mural

This artwork is part of an extensive mural on the wall leading to the railway underpass from Railway Parade, in the southern suburb of Kogarah. 'Koi Fish' was created by Dylan Meres, David Cologon and Matthew Bramston. 

Sunday 6 June 2021

Bexley, The Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church

The Dormition of the Theotokos is a Greek Orthodox Church on the corner of Kenyon Road and Regent Street, in the southern suburb of Bexley.

Saturday 5 June 2021

Sans Souci, wharf

A sunset view of a boat moored at a pontoon on Kogarah Bay connected to the Botany Bay Yacht Club wharf, at the end of Endeavour Street in the southern suburb of Sans Souci.
 Linked to: Weekend ReflectionsAll Seasons.

Friday 4 June 2021

Clovelly, sunset

 The view from Clovelly Beach as the sun sets behind the Clovelly Hotel and trees in Bundock Park, in the eastern suburb of Clovelly. 
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 3 June 2021

Coogee, beach sign

Looking across Coogee Beach to Coogee Bay and the Pacific Ocean, in the eastern suburb of Coogee. The sign declares that the beach is closed to swimmers due to dangerous conditions. Two lifeguard surfboards sit on either side, in case of emergency. It's officially winter now so you're not going to see many swimmers at the beach anyway.

Wednesday 2 June 2021

Coogee, tidal pool

Looking down at the Ross Jones Memorial Pool, located next to the Surf Life Saving Club, from the upper promenade at Coogee Beach in the eastern suburb of Coogee. Those standing in the tidal pool and one about to walk down the stairs are rugby league footballers. The State of Origin series is an annual best-of-three rugby league series between two Australian state representative sides, the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland MaroonsThis photo was taken on Monday when these players from the NSW Blues were revealed for the upcoming series. Their two watchful minders keep an eye on the rough waves washing in.
Linked to: Wordless WednesdayMy Corner of the WorldWednesday Wisdom.

Tuesday 1 June 2021

Mascot, Sydney Airport (Theme Day: When I Can Travel Again)

The Sydney International Airport Departure Plaza, in the eastern suburb of Mascot. This area is used to drop passengers off at the Departures level of the T1 International Terminal. Normally, this area would be buzzing with cars, taxis and buses throughout the day but at the moment there are many times when it is completely deserted. Travellers are waiting to return here to travel overseas again.
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