This art installation on a lamp post along Barrack Street is one of the temporary public artworks created as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic to enliven civic spaces. "Giant Badges" was created by Adam Norton and features a series of slogans in the form of giant badges. The badges have an immediate sense of nostalgia to them, but their bright, pop construction placed in the present city centre creates new twisted meanings. Linked to: Signs, Signs, Thankful Thursday.
This former ferry wharf is on the shore of Botany Bay, in the southern suburb of Kurnell. A passenger ferry service operated between Kurnell and La Perouse from 1890 to 1974. Ferry services ceased following severe damage to both wharves after a major storm event. After some repairs, it is now used as a viewing platform.New wharves are currently under construction for a ferry service to resume.
This heritage listed building is located along Victoria Road in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. It was built in 1864 as a house for Robert Koll, a German migrant who established a tannery on this site. Scottish migrant John Vicars had established a successful woollen manufacturing business in Sydney and in 1894 his sons developed a new mill on this site. When the Vicars family took possession of the house, it was occupied by the families of William Vicars and Robert Vicars and became known as "The Mill House". The factory closed in the 1970s and the site was redeveloped in the 1980s into the Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre with the external walls preserved. The house was conserved and repaired to become the Centre Management Office.
This mural is on the side of an office building along Bowden Street, in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. It was created by street artist Fintan Magee in 2015 when this former warehouse was redeveloped.
The First Fleeters Memorial is in Pioneer Memorial Park, which is part of the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, in the eastern suburb of Matraville. It was installed here in 2016 to commemorate twelve First Fleeters reinterred here with eleven granite panels on the perimeter etched with the ships’ names, each listing the names of those who sailed with the First Fleet. This statue is of Admiral Arthur Phillip, first Governor of New South Wales who led the British settlement and colonisation of Australia. The greyhound at his feet named Chara, was one of the greyhounds who came aboard the First Fleet ships and used in the new colony to hunt game.
This couple has arrived at Bronte Beach, in the eastern suburb of Bronte. The man is preoccupied by his mobile phone to notice the beauty of the Pacific Ocean behind him as the sunbaking woman takes in the view.
This art installation on a lamp post along Barrack Street is one of the temporary public artworks created as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic to enliven civic spaces. "Giant Badges" was created by Adam Norton and features a series of slogans in the form of giant badges. The badges have an immediate sense of nostalgia to them, but their bright, pop construction placed in the present city centre creates new twisted meanings.
This lamp is part of the Jubilee Fountain, located on the corner of Glebe Point Road and Broadway, in the inner city suburb of Glebe. This drinking fountain was erected in 1909 to commemorate the golden jubilee of Glebe as a municipality. This bronze coach light is surmounted on a sandstone column with Corinthian capital and ring banding with a floral motif.
These flowers and shrubs surrounding palm trees are in the Column Garden in Centennial Park, in the eastern suburbs. The garden is named for two, nine metre high Corinthian sandstone columns which support the statues "Sunrise" and "Sunset".
These terrace houses are located along Doncaster Avenue in the eastern suburb of Kensington. The historic building is located near Randwick Racecourse and was refurbished and redeveloped in 2016 as part of an apartment complex after adjacent stables were demolished.
This footbridge from the entrance to Cahill Park in the southern suburb of Wolli Creek,carries a shared walkway and bike track over the Cooks River to the inner west suburb of Tempe. The former utilities bridge was redeveloped in 2014, to provide a safer crossing away from the road lanes on the Tempe Cooks River Bridge beside it. Linked to: Signs, Signs, Thankful Thursday.
This barbecue area is located in Cahill Park, in the southern suburb of Wolli Creek. It has great views of the Cooks River to the Giovanni Brunetti Bridge and Sydney International Airport. A fluoro orange share bike has been abandoned here.
Bronte Beach is a popular beach in the eastern suburb of Bronte. The signs declare that the beach is closed to swimmers due to rough conditions but life guards keep watch on surfers. The swimmers sunbaking on the sand were swimming in the nearby Bronte Baths.I featured a similar photo during the year which was taken minutes earlier and can be seen here.