The Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage is located along Old South Head Road, in the eastern suburb of Vaucluse. This cottage was designed by James Barnett and built in 1881 as the keeper’s residence of the nearby Macquarie Lighthouse circa 1818.
A view across Johnstons Bay in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont at dusk. The Elizabeth is an apartment building in the former office block for CSR Limited beside new apartment blocks along the foreshore and the Anzac Bridge.
These clouds hang above a pond in Sydney Park, in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. Much of the pond is covered in vegetation at the moment and there is only a small gap to view reflections on the water.
This enlarged photo hangs above a bank of escalators which descend from the York Street entrance of Wynyard railway station. The photo from the State Archives of New South Wales, was taken at the same location on 24th February 1948. This photo is located where an advertisement would have been installed originally. It also acts as a sign, since the wall originally featured a hand painted message reminding people on the escalators to "stand on the left please".
'The Human Sundial' is located in the north west corner of Sydney Park, a large recreational area in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. The 'figure of eight' is called an analemma, a diagram showing the position of the sun in the sky. If you stand on today's date and face the mancer stones with the sun behind you, the position of your shadow on the hour stones will tell you the Australian Eastern Standard Time. During Daylight Saving, from early October to late March, add an hour for Eastern Summer Time.
This covered platform is located in the north east corner of Sydney Park, a large recreational area in the inner city suburb of Alexandria. The platform is a combined bench and table which is ideal for picnics. Linked to: Souvenirs,Tuesday Treasures, Travel Tuesday.
This mural is painted on the side wall of a clinic located along South Dowling Street, in the inner city suburb of Surry Hills. It was painted in 2018 by street artist Thierry Noir, who has also created The Colourful House of Surry Hills, located on the opposite side of the light rail line.
Bronte Baths are located at the southern end of Bronte Beach, in the eastern suburb of Bronte. Recent destructive storms have caused huge swells and tidal waves which flooded beaches on the weekend. This tidal pool was drained for cleaning and therefore closed yesterday, The rock pool beside it is an alternative for a swimmer.
'The Grange' is a historic building on the corner of Carrington Road and Salisbury Street, in the eastern suburb of Waverley. It is part of the campus of Waverley College, a Christian Brothers school for boys.
The Federation Pavilion is located along the Grand Drive in Centennial Park and commemorates the inauguration of the Federation of Australia at this site on 1 January 1901. The original pavilion was an octagonal, domed structure made of Plaster of Paris, decorated with bas-relief castings of native flora, but had degraded by 1903 and was removed. This rotunda was designed by Alexander Tzannes and erected in 1988, the Bicentennial year of European Settlement. It was constructed around the 'Commonwealth Stone' and features a glass domed ceiling with a colourful design. An inscription around the pavilion is from a 1901 poem 'Australia'by Bernard O'Dowd that reads: "Mammon or Millennial Eden". The building was renovated and plaques were added to celebrate the Centenary of the Federation of Australia on 1 January 2001.
The sun sets behind the southern suburb of Wolli Creek, viewed from Tempe Recreation Reserve. This boat on the Cooks Riverhas come loose from its mooring and drifted after the recent rain deluge in Sydney which caused serious flooding. To see photos of the sunset a short time earlier and later, you can see the photos by clicking here and here. Linked to: Skywatch Friday