Sunday 31 March 2024

Rookwood, sculpture


This sculpture stands outside the Eternal Rest Complex, a chapel on the corner of Barnet Avenue and Haslem Drive, in Rookwood Cemetery in the western suburb of Rookwood. "Victory" is a sculpture of Jesus Christ created by Linda Karfeld and dedicated in 2004.
Linked to: Shadow Shot Sunday, Sunday BestMy Sunday Snapshot.

Saturday 30 March 2024

Sydney Arcade, Lego Megastore

The Lego Megastore opened in 2023 at the Pitt Street entrance of Sydney Arcade. It features this model of the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge built with 549,378 bricks.
Linked to: Weekend ReflectionsAll Seasons, Happy Now, Words Welcome.

Friday 29 March 2024

Haymarket, Market City

Market City is located along Hay Street, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. This complex contains a produce and flea market known as Paddy's Markets on the ground floor, the Market City shopping centre on three levels above, and a skyscraper apartment building called The Peak. The Vegetable Market building was built in 1909 in the Edwardian style with the façade preserved and restored in the 1980 redevelopment. A tram has stopped at the Paddy's Markets Light Rail Stop, which is on the Central to Dulwich Hill line of the Sydney Light Rail Network.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 28 March 2024

Haymarket, Station House

 
'Station House' is a heritage listed commercial building located on the corner of George Street and Rawson Place, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. It was designed by Ernest Lindsay Thompson and built in 1915 in the Federation Free Classical in style with Chicaoesque design elements. It was an investment property for Reuben Gardiner, a boot and shoe manufacturer who traded under the name of 'Joe Gardiner'. The building was occupied by the Station House Cafe and mixed commercial tenancies, including the Master Butchers Association, the Hellenic Philodramatic Society, the National Irish Association and Alfred Croaker and Daughters World's Lolly instructors who were chocolate and lolly makers. It is now home to a backpackers hotel and on the ground floor a travel agency and a takeaway kebab shop.
Linked to: Signs, SignsWordy WednesdayLittle Things ThursdayThankful Thursday.

Wednesday 27 March 2024

Haymarket, shop


This shop with residence above is located along George Street, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. It stands beside the Christ Church St Laurence. The clock tower at Central Railway Station can be seen here in the distance.

Tuesday 26 March 2024

Haymarket, Christ Church St Laurence


Christ Church St Laurence is an Anglican church located along George Street, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. This heritage listed church was built in 1845 and designed by Henry Robertson and Edmund Blacket in the Old Colonial Gothick Picturesque and Victorian Free Gothic styles.

Monday 25 March 2024

Sylvania, mural

 
This mural is on a wall at the entrance to Southgate Shopping Centre, in the southern suburb of Sylvania. It depicts the houses, cafes and wharves around the Georges River in this suburb.
Linked to: Monday MuralAww Mondays.

Sunday 24 March 2024

Dolls Point, wharf

 
This wharf is at Lady Robinsons Beach on the shore of Botany Bay in the southern suburb of Dolls Point. The shifting sands have silted around most of the wharf. A man is sunbaking at the far end.
Linked to: Shadow Shot Sunday, Sunday BestMy Sunday Snapshot, Water Thursday.

Saturday 23 March 2024

Pitt Street, Sugar House

 
This heritage listed building was built on the site of Sydney's first sugar exchange, on the corner of Pitt Street and King Street. It was built in 1879 in the Victorian Italianate style as a hotel for Sydney businessman, William Mears. It was first managed by Edward Trickett, a world champion sculler, and known as "Trickett's Hotel", later renamed "Kings Hotel". It was adapted to commercial use after its closure and renamed "Sugar House" with various tenants. It was restored and redeveloped in 2023 to become a Ralph Lauren boutique over four floors and a private rooftop. 

Friday 22 March 2024

Monterey, beach


An autumn sky over Lady Robinsons Beach, on the shore of Botany Bay, in the southern suburb of Monterey.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 21 March 2024

Ramsgate Beach, shower

This outdoor shower is located near the Ramsgate Beach Baths, the tidal pool in Botany Bay in the southern suburb of Ramsgate Beach.

Wednesday 20 March 2024

Hyde Park, Busby’s Bore Fountain

The Busby’s Bore Fountain is located in northwest corner of Hyde Park North. It was designed by John Byrom and installed in 1962 to commemorate the Busby Bore, a tunnel built to bring water from the Lachlan Swamp (now Busby's Pond in Centennial Park) to Hyde Park. John Busby, a mineral surveyor and civil engineer identified the Lachlan Swamp as a potential source of water for the city after completing a survey of existing and potential sources of water in 1825.
Linked to: Wordless WednesdayMy Corner of the WorldCommunal Global.

Tuesday 19 March 2024

Cahill Expressway, Sydney Harbour

Looking across the Cahill Expressway above Circular Quay Railway Station to Sydney Harbour. A cruise ship is moored at the Overseas Passenger Terminal and another is almost passing under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. A number of ferries are arriving and departing from the Circular Quay Ferry Wharves. This view is from the balcony at Cafe Sydney, which is a rooftop restaurant in Customs House at Circular Quay.

Monday 18 March 2024

Cronulla, art

This artwork is on a roller door protecting the entrance to a bar called The Blind Bear, along Cronulla Street in the southern suburb of Cronulla.

Sunday 17 March 2024

The Rocks, George Street


A view of George Street at the Rocks looking north towards the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This was before street dining was introduced in front of the historic shopfronts, hotels and restaurants opposite the police station and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Saturday 16 March 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.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday 15 March 2024

Monterey, beach

 
A view of Lady Robinsons Beach, on the shore of Botany Bay, in the southern suburb of Monterey.

Thursday 14 March 2024

Queen Victoria Building, shop

 
Country Road is a clothing retailer which was established in 1974. It is located in the Queen Victoria Building, a shopping centre bounded by George, Market, York and Druitt Streets. The entrance to the shop is on the first floor at the northern end of the arcade.
Linked to: Signs, SignsWordy WednesdayLittle Things ThursdayThankful Thursday.

Wednesday 13 March 2024

Hurstville, corner shop


This former corner shop and residence is located on the corner of Woniora Road and Gallipoli Street, in the southern suburb of Hurstville. It is now only used as a residence.
Linked to: Wordless WednesdayMy Corner of the WorldCommunal Global.

Tuesday 12 March 2024

Hurstville, Cornerstone Grace Presbyterian Church


The Cornerstone Grace Church is a Presbyterian Church located along Woniora Road, in the southern suburb of Hurstville. At a time when a lot of old church buildings are being abandoned or repurposed, this is a newly built one.

Monday 11 March 2024

South Hurstville, mural


This mural is located along King Georges Road, in the southern suburb of South Hurstville. It was created in 2022 by artist David Cragg in collaboration with Woniora Road School students and is inspired by local fauna. It includes a kookaburra, a superb fairy wren and two tawny frogmouths on branches. It replaces the Community Wall mural which was here.
Linked to: Monday MuralAww Mondays.

Sunday 10 March 2024

The Rocks, First Impressions, The Convict

"First Impressions" is a sculpture located in Playfair Street in The Rocks. This sandstone relief was created by Bud Dumas in 1979 as a memorial to the convicts, soldiers and settlers who made up the original settlement at The Rocks. This side of the sculpture features "The Convict". The First Fleet arrived in 1788 with 780 convicts, along with soldiers and settlers. This monument also features "The Settlers" and "The Soldier".
Linked to: Shadow Shot Sunday, Sunday BestMy Sunday Snapshot.

Saturday 9 March 2024

Queen Victoria Building, Victoria Cross war memorial

This wooden honour board set in a glass case within a larger wooden cabinet is located in the Queen Victoria Building. This war memorial lists the names of Australians awarded the Victoria Cross. The cabinet also includes a painting by G. W. Thomas, on loan by permission of Queen Elizabeth II, of Queen Victoria presenting the first Victoria Crosses in London's Hyde Park on 26th June 1857. The model is of a Russian 64pdr cannon, which was captured at Sebastopol in 1854, This was crafted by apprentices from HMA Naval Dockyard, Garden Island, Sydney. It was unveiled on 31 October 1986.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday 8 March 2024

Monterey, Botany Bay

The storm clouds rolled in above Monterey Baths, the netted swimming enclosure in Botany Bay along Lady Robinsons Beach, in the southern suburb of Monterey.

Thursday 7 March 2024

Redfern, theatre


This former theatre and night club is a heritage listed building which is bounded by Cleveland Street, Walker Street and James Street, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. It was built in 1890 as the Palace Skating Rink. By 1905 it was occupied by Petchell F and Co boot manufacturers. From 1914 it was the Eclipse Printing Company. By 1930 it had become the Empire Picture Theatre and by 1961 was a nightclub known as The Stage Club. It has now been converted to commercial office space. The James Street facade retains its Federation Free Style Classical style but the Cleveland Street facade seen here was modified into a stylised, post-modern interpretation of Art Deco style.

Wednesday 6 March 2024

Redfern, warehouses

The former Demco Machinery Co Ltd Factory is located along Cleveland Street, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. The 1889 building on the left was designed by R. Kunstman, in the Victorian architectural style. The 1938 extension on the right was designed by J Aubrey Kerr in the Inter-war functionalist architectural style. The buildings were redeveloped and now used for office, retail space and a restaurant and bar in the basement. 

Tuesday 5 March 2024

Redfern, warehouses

The former Demco Machinery Co Ltd Factory is located along Cleveland Street, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. The 1889 building on the left was designed by R. Kunstman, in the Victorian architectural style. The 1938 extension on the right was designed by J Aubrey Kerr in the Inter-war functionalist architectural style. The buildings were redeveloped and now used for office, retail space and a restaurant and bar in the basement.

Monday 4 March 2024

400 George Street, mural

 This is part of a mural located along a wall of a courtyard on level four of an office building at 400 George Street. It is a collaboration by street artists Mike Makatron, Conrad Bizjak and Phibs. Another part can be seen here.
Linked to: Monday MuralAww MondaysFloral FridayGarden AffairSaturday Critters.

Sunday 3 March 2024

Redfern, The Surrey Hotel

 
The Surrey Hotel is located on the corner of Cleveland Street and Elizabeth Street, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. The heritage listed pub was built in the 1880s in the Victorian Italianate style and formerly known as The Surrey Club Hotel.
Linked to: Shadow Shot Sunday, Sunday BestMy Sunday Snapshot.

Saturday 2 March 2024

Circular Quay, ferries

Looking across Circular Quay on Sydney Harbour to ferries arriving and departing the Circular Quay ferry wharves, in front of the Bennelong Apartments and Opera Residences. 

Friday 1 March 2024

Chippendale, heliostat (Theme Day: Reflections in Windows)

One Central Park consists of two residential towers above a retail complex along Broadway designed by architect Jean Nouvel with artist and botanist Patrick Blanc, in the inner city suburb of Chippendale. The taller tower features a hovering cantilever heliostat with an assembly of motorised mirrors that capture sunlight and direct the rays down onto Central Park's gardens. At night, an LED art installation by conceptual artist Yann Kersalé creates a shimmering display in the sky. Central Park is an urban redevelopment of the former Kent Street Brewery.
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