Tuesday 18 June 2024

Darling Harbour, Tumbalong Park, Vivid Sydney




"Fireplaces" were installations located in Tumbalong Park at Darling Harbour for the Vivid Sydney Festival. "Omnivisu" uses a view finder in Tumbalong Park, where cameras film the eyes of visitors and project them onto a distant building.
Linked to: Senior Salon Pit Stop, Through My LensGood Random FunTuesday TreasuresHappy TuesdayTravel Tuesday.

Monday 17 June 2024

Cockle Bay, Vivid Sydney

A view of Cockle Bay near Darling Harbour Marina during the Vivid Sydney Festival, which ran from 25 May to 16 June 2023. "Hika Rakuyo" was a holographic light and laser show which is a Japanese concept that uses flowers and falling leaves as a metaphor for the transient beauty of life. Here, native Australian flowers bloomed across the dark water of the bay.
Linked to: Monday MuralAww Mondays.

Sunday 16 June 2024

Darling Harbour, Tumbalong Park, Vivid Sydney



Looking at various light and music installations in Tumbalong Park at Darling Harbour for the Vivid Sydney Festival, from 24 May to 15 June 2024. "Neolithic" is a homage to both Neolithic-era architecture and the cosmos with geometric patterns reminiscent of ancient art, dancing in time to the music performed on the nearby Tumbalong Stage.

Saturday 15 June 2024

Barangaroo, International Towers, Vivid Sydney


The International Towers at Barangaroo are illuminated in pink and blue for the Vivid Sydney Festival, from 24 May to 15 June 2024. Captain Cook Cruises conduct sightseeing tours around Sydney Harbour during the festival.

Friday 14 June 2024

Ramsgate Beach, moonlight

A moonlight view of a man and boy fishing off a rock groyne in Botany Bay, off Lady Robinsons Beach in the southern suburb of Ramsgate Beach.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 13 June 2024

Macquarie Street, heritage plaque

This commemorative plaque is located on the footpath along Macquarie Street near Sydney Hospital. These brass heritage plaques around the city commemorate heritage buildings, lost buildings from the past and some proposed buildings that were never built. Sydney Hospital, built in 1816, was colloquially named the Rum Hospital because it was funded by the trade in rum. The central block featured here was demolished in 1876 to build the current Sydney Hospital.

Wednesday 12 June 2024

Darlington, shop

 
This former corner shop and residence is located on the corner of Abercrombie Street and Shepherd Street, in the inner city suburb of Darlington. It is now only used as a residence.
Linked to: Wordless WednesdayMy Corner of the WorldCommunal Global.

Tuesday 11 June 2024

Market Row, art

 
This tiled artwork in intricate patterns and lush colours is on a laneway fire exit along Market Row. "In Through the Out Door" is a series of three artworks created by Callum Morton in 2024. 

Monday 10 June 2024

Redfern, mural

 
This mural is on the side wall of the Norfolk Hotel, located on the corner of Cleveland Street and Milton Street, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. The restaurant in the hotel is called Ricos Tacos, which serves Mexican food. 
Linked to: Monday MuralAww MondaysSaturday Critters.

Sunday 9 June 2024

Darlington, Cafe Abercrombie


Cafe Abercrombie is located along Abercrombie Street, in the inner city suburb of Darlington.
Linked to: Shadow Shot Sunday, Sunday BestMy Sunday Snapshot.

Friday 7 June 2024

Eveleigh, fire station

 
This former fire station is located along Wilson Street, in the inner city suburb of Eveleigh.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 6 June 2024

Redfern, Glengarry Castle Hotel

 
The Glengarry Castle Hotel is located on the corner of Lawson Street and Abercrombie Street, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. The hotel was built circa 1851 in the Victorian style. A previous colour scheme can be seen here.

Wednesday 5 June 2024

Darlington, factory

This heritage listed former factory is bounded by Lawson Street, Abercrombie Street, Ivy Street, Wilson Street and Ivy Lane, in the inner city suburb of Darlington. It was built in 1883 in the Federation style as a boot factory for McMurtrie, Kellermann & Co and in the 1920s converted to a gas meter manufacturing works for Parkinson and Cowan. In 1964, the building was purchased by Nedor Holdings for manufacturing handbags. During the 1990s, the building was occupied by the Australia Council. In 2002 it was redeveloped for use as residential apartments and offices and is now known as The Foundry. A different view can be seen here.
Linked to: Wordless WednesdayMy Corner of the WorldCommunal Global.

Tuesday 4 June 2024

Mullins Street, art

 
This tiled artwork in intricate patterns and lush colours is on a laneway fire exit along Mullins Street. "In Through the Out Door" is a series of three artworks created by Callum Morton in 2024. 
Linked to: Senior Salon Pit Stop, Through My LensGood Random FunTuesday TreasuresHappy TuesdayTravel Tuesday.

Monday 3 June 2024

Sydenham, mural


This is part of a mural which appears on the side wall of a shop and residence on the corner of Railway Road and Unwins Bridge Road, in the inner west suburb of Sydenham. 'Wetland' was created by David Cragg in 2023 for the Inner West Council's Perfect Match Street Art program.
Linked to: Monday MuralAww MondaysSaturday Critters, Floral FridayGarden Affair.

Sunday 2 June 2024

York Street, Stoddart House

Stoddart House is a commercial building along York Street, opposite the Queen Victoria Building. The heritage listed former warehouse was built in 1908 in the Federation Warehouse style. It was originally known as the Frank F Bundock Building, named after its owner. Between 1932 and 1944 lessees included S G Blanton Ltd and Stoddart Properties Ltd and it became known as Stoddart House. In 1981, the property was purchased by Corporate Apparel Ltd, the present owners and occupiers.

Saturday 1 June 2024

Hyde Park, Hydeaway (Theme Day: Outdoor Cafe)

Hydeaway is a cafe located in the south western corner of Hyde Park, behind the main entrance of Museum Railway Station. The Hyde Park Cafe was previously located here. The Downing Centre is the heritage building behind it, diagonally across the Elizabeth Street and Liverpool Street intersection. Originally known as 'The Piazza', it was the site of Mark Foy's department store, now converted to a court complex.

Friday 31 May 2024

Haymarket, McKell Building

The McKell Building is bounded by George Street, Rawson Place, Pitt Street and Barlow Street, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. This 23-level tower was built as a state government office building in 1979 in the Brutalist style. It was named after Sir William John McKell, GCMG, QC who was the 12th Governor-General of Australia from 1947 to 1953 and had previously been Premier of New South Wales from 1941 to 1947. This view is from the Barlow Street Forest.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 30 May 2024

Sydney Town Hall, York Street


A side view of Sydney Town Hall from a bus stop in York Street, beside the Queen Victoria BuildingThe heritage listed town hall building was designed by John H. Wilson and completed in 1889 in the Grand Victorian Second Empire style. The skyscrapers rising above are the HSBC Centre along George Street and Lumiere along Bathurst Street.
Linked to: Signs, SignsLittle Things ThursdayThankful ThursdayWords Welcome.

Wednesday 29 May 2024

York Street, Scripture Union House


Scripture Union House is a commercial building along York Street, opposite the Queen Victoria Building. The heritage listed former warehouse was built in 1905 in the Federation Warehouse style. It was originally built for W.S. Friend & Co, iron merchants and ironmongers. From 1914 it was leased and then bought by Arthur Pringle Stewart, known for Akubra Hats. In 1967 it was transferred to the Scripture Union Children's Special Mission and Interschool Christian Fellowship and the building was altered in 1968 by architects Hely Bell & Horne.
Linked to: Wordless WednesdayMy Corner of the WorldCommunal Global.

Tuesday 28 May 2024

Sydenham, General Gorden Hotel


The General Gorden Hotel is located bounded by Swain Street, Burrows Avenue and Gleeson Street, in the inner west suburb of Sydenham. The original pub was built on this site in 1885 and named for General Charles Gordon, who had died in the defence of Khartoum in January 1885 and was commemorated all over the British Empire as a heroic martyr. This larger hotel was designed by Sidney Warden in 1932, in the Georgian Revival for Tooth & Co Ltd.
Linked to: Senior Salon Pit Stop, Through My LensGood Random FunTuesday TreasuresHappy TuesdayTravel Tuesday.

Monday 27 May 2024

Sydenham, mural

This is part of a mural which appears on the side wall of a shop on the corner of Railway Road and Unwins Bridge Road, in the inner west suburb of Sydenham. 'Wetland' was created by David Cragg in 2023 for the Inner West Council's Perfect Match Street Art program.
Linked to: Monday MuralAww MondaysSaturday Critters, Floral FridayGarden Affair.

Sunday 26 May 2024

Saturday 25 May 2024

Sugar House, MLC Centre


 Pedestrians crossing the road at the intersection of King Street and Pitt Street. The heritage listed Sugar House stands on the corner with the MLC Centre skyscraper rising above.

Friday 24 May 2024

Wolli Creek, Cooks River, sunset

 
This sunset which is reflected in the Cooks River is viewed from the inner west suburb of Tempe, looking towards apartments in the southern suburb of Wolli Creek.
Linked to: Skywatch FridayWater Thursday.

Thursday 23 May 2024

Haymarket, light rail


A tram on the Central to Dulwich Hill line of the Sydney Light Rail Network has turned the corner from Railway Colonnade Drive into Hay Street, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. The trees in the background line Belmore Park.

Wednesday 22 May 2024

Kyeemagh, market gardens


The Kyeemagh Market Gardens are located on the corner of Bestic Street and Occupation Road, in the southern suburb of Kyeemagh. This heritage listed area is believed to have been occupied by market gardeners since 1892. From the 1950s, the gardeners were Italian and Maltese and since the 1980s have been Chinese market gardeners.

Tuesday 21 May 2024

Arncliffe, railway station


A train on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line departs Arncliffe railway station, in the southern suburb of Arncliffe. This heritage listed station was built in 1884 as part of the Illawarra Line from Redfern to Hurstville. The Tangara or T set trains are a class of electric multiple units that entered service between 1988 and 1995.
Linked to: Senior Salon Pit Stop, Through My LensGood Random FunTuesday TreasuresHappy TuesdayTravel Tuesday.

Monday 20 May 2024

Rockdale, mural

This is part of an extensive mural along the walls of the walkways and travelators leading from the underground car park to Rockdale Plaza shopping centre, in the southern suburb of Rockdale. The mural was created by Joe Whyte in 2022 and depicts historic moments and landmarks from the local area. This depicts Norfolk Pine Trees along the beach, near the former pier in Brighton-Le-Sands.
Linked to: Monday MuralAww Mondays.

Sunday 19 May 2024

Randwick, Marcellin College

 
Marcellin College Randwick is a Roman Catholic school for boys, located along Alison Road in the eastern suburb of Randwick. Conducted by the Marist Brothers, it was founded in 1923.

Saturday 18 May 2024

Undercliffe, billabong


Looking across a billabong or oxbow lake, along the Cooks River from the boardwalk in Gough Whitlam Park, in the inner west suburb of Undercliffe.
Linked to: Weekend ReflectionsAll Seasons, Happy Now, Water ThursdayWordy Wednesday.

Friday 17 May 2024

Monterey, Botany Bay


A sunset view of Monterey Baths, the netted swimming enclosure in Botany Bay along Lady Robinsons Beach, in the southern suburb of Monterey.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 16 May 2024

George Street, theatre

 
The heritage listed former Plaza Theatre is bounded by Wilmot Street, George Street and Central Street. It was designed by Eric Heath and built in 1930 in the Spanish baroque style as a 2000 seat cinema for the Hoyts Group. It now houses a McDonald's fast food restaurant, shops and the Star Bar pub which was formerly a Planet Hollywood. The CBD and South East Light Rail Service runs along George Street with trams on the L2 Randwick Light Rail line and L3 Kingsford Light Rail line from Circular Quay via Central
Linked to: Signs, SignsLittle Things ThursdayThankful ThursdayWords Welcome.

Wednesday 15 May 2024

Haymarket, Trinity Lutheran Church

 
This building which housed the Lutheran Church Centre is located along Valentine Street, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. The Trinity Lutheran Church operated on the ground floor with offices on the upper level until 2023 but is now home to a coffee shop.
Linked to: Wordless WednesdayMy Corner of the WorldCommunal Global.

Tuesday 14 May 2024

Darlinghurst, school

 The Chapel Building is part of the Sydney Church of England Girls' Grammar School (SCEGGS) campus, located along Forbes Street, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. 

Monday 13 May 2024

Rockdale, mural

This is part of an extensive mural along the walls of the walkways and travelators leading from the underground car park to Rockdale Plaza shopping centre, in the southern suburb of Rockdale. The mural was created by Joe Whyte in 2022 and depicts historic moments and landmarks from the local area. This depicts life savers who once patrolled the beach in Brighton-Le-Sands.
Linked to: Monday MuralAww Mondays.

Sunday 12 May 2024

Scots Presbyterian Church Sydney

 
The Scots Presbyterian Church Sydney is bounded by Margaret Street, York Street and Jamison Street. The original heritage listed, six storey building, built in 1929, was designed by Rosenthal, Rutledge and Beattie in the Inter War Gothic style. The high rise apartment building above was built in 2005 and was designed by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer.
Linked to: Shadow Shot Sunday, Sunday BestMy Sunday Snapshot.

Saturday 11 May 2024

Reiby Place, Patchwork of Light

 

"Patchwork of Light" is an artwork which was installed on the side of a building along Reiby Place in 2013. It consists of an array of ten brightly coloured light boxes emblazoned with figures and phrases in the Sydney indigenous language and English bringing Aboriginal, European, political and sporting histories to life. It was created by Lara Schnitger and was developed with Wiradjuri/Yuin elder Aunty Bronwyn Penrith, whose journey has been dedicated to reclaiming the culture of and respect for Aboriginal women. A closer look at the light boxes can be seen here.
Linked to: Weekend ReflectionsAll Seasons, Happy NowWords Welcome.

Friday 10 May 2024

Ramsgate Beach, moonlight

A moonlight view of a rock groyne in Botany Bay, off Lady Robinsons Beach in the southern suburb of Ramsgate Beach.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 9 May 2024

Ramsgate Beach, sign

This warning sign is at the entrance to Lady Robinsons Beach on the shore of Botany Bay, in the southern suburb of Ramsgate Beach.
Linked to: Signs, SignsWordy WednesdayLittle Things ThursdayThankful Thursday, Water Thursday.

Wednesday 8 May 2024

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