Saturday, 20 January 2018

Cook and Phillip Park, St Mary's Cathedral

Looking across the fountains at Cook and Phillip Park, towards St Mary's Cathedral.

Friday, 19 January 2018

Queen's Square, Hyde Park Barracks

'Living Colour' is a summer floral display around the city and inner city suburbs. This floral pyramid is located at Queen's Square, in front of the Hyde Park Barracks Museum. The spires of St Mary's Cathedral can be seen in the distance.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Hyde Park, Sydney Festival

These shipping containers have been repurposed as sign posts for the Sydney Festival Village in Hyde Park. Sydney Festival is a major arts festival which has run in January since it was established in 1977. The Village Sideshow is a fun park filled with bizarre attractions such as the virtual reality Ghost Train, the Karaoke Carousel, the Village Pools, Glitterbox, Temple of Din pinball artworks and 10 Minute Dance Parties.
Linked to: Signs, Signs.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Newtown, shop

This commercial building is located along King Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. This heritage listed commercial and residential building was built in 1887 in the Victorian Classical architectural style. It was originally owned by Mary Bergin, the grocer.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Newtown, shop

This commercial building is located along King Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It was built in 1891 in the Victorian Free Classical architectural style. It was originally owned by T.Harrison, the ironmonger and now houses a bank, offices and a gym.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Newtown, mural

This is part of a mural on the side of a shop at the corner of King Street and Darley Lane, in the inner city suburb of Newtown.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Balmain, City Light Church

Consolation Hall is located along Darling Street in the inner west suburb of Balmain. The building has been used by Balmain City Light Church since 2012.
Linked to: Shadow Shot Sunday, InSPIREd Sunday, Sundays In My City

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Drummoyne, Parramatta River

Looking across the Parramatta River towards Cockatoo Island and the Sydney skyline from Rea Reserve, in the inner west suburb of Drummoyne.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Department of Health

The former Department of Health building is located along Macquarie Street but viewed from the side in Albert Street. It now houses "The Bar", which is part of the "Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel". This heritage listed building was designed by Walter Liberty Vernon and built in 1898 in the Federation Free architectural style. It had also been known as the Health Board Offices and Hospital Admissions Depot.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Balmain, Co-Op Society

The Balmain Co-Op Society is located on the corner of Montague Street and Little Llewellyn Street, in the inner west suburb of Balmain. This heritage listed building was built in 1912 in the Federation Free Classical architectural style. The building is associated with the working class co-operative, a self help by skilled workers who formed it to keep prices down on everyday commodities.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Balmain, Temperance Hall

The Balmain Temperance Hall is located on the corner of Montague Street and Llewellyn Street, in the inner west suburb of Balmain. It was built in 1880 when these types of halls were built as part of the Temperance movement in Australia, which promoted the abstinence and moderation of alcohol, as an alternative to pubs and hotels.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Rozelle, Smith’s Hall

"Smith's Hall" is located along Denison Street between Burt Road and Alfred Street, in the inner west suburb of Rozelle. This heritage listed building opposite Easton Park, was built as a dance hall in 1908 in the Federation architectural style. It was converted into four dwellings in 2000 and is now used as a residential guest house.

Monday, 8 January 2018

Rozelle, mural

This mural is on the front of a warehouse along Mullens Street, in the inner west suburb of Rozelle. This warehouse also features another mural, "Brick By Brick" which I featured a few years ago.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Redfern, statue

This statue is located in the grounds of St Vincents de Paul Catholic Church, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. It depicts "Mum Shirl", Colleen Shirley Perry, a powerful advocate for Aboriginal rights and welfare. She assisted in establishing the Aboriginal Medical and Legal Service in Redfern in the 1970s, visited prisoners in prison, opened her home to help the addicted and homeless and helped raise over 60 children.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Double Bay, wharf

This ferry has stopped at the Double Bay ferry wharf, located beside the Double Bay Sailing Club along Sydney Harbour, in the eastern suburb of Double Bay. The Friendship is a First Fleet Class ferry which is part of the fleet that operates on the Inner Harbour. It was named Friendship, after the one of eleven ships of the First Fleet that sailed to Australia in 1787.

Friday, 5 January 2018

World Square, World Tower

A view of World Tower, a skyscraper located along Liverpool Street at World Square, viewed from the Hordern Arcade. World Tower is the tallest residential building in Sydney with 75 storeys above ground and 10 storeys below.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Centennial Park, entrance

These signs and flower bed are located just inside the Paddington Gates entrance to Centennial Park on the corner Oxford Street and Lang Road, providing access from the eastern suburb of Paddington.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Double Bay, shops and flats

These commercial and residential buildings are located along New South Head Road, near the corner of Bellevue Street, in the eastern suburb of Double Bay. These mixed use building featuring shops and flats were built in the Art Deco and Inter War architectural styles.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Darlington, shops

These ornate shop facades are located along Abercrombie Street, in the inner city suburb of Darlington.

Monday, 1 January 2018

Circular Quay, walkway (Theme Day: Photo of the Year)

A view of the walkway along the western side of Circular Quay, beside First Fleet Park at The Rocks. A cruise ship is moored at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and a whale watching cruise boat has just departed from the Circular Quay ferry wharves. The view is from the walkway beside Cahill Expressway above Circular Quay railway station.
The photos I posted of this walkway in the past year were my favourites and were also the most popular with readers so I've posted another one here today. The first two can be seen here and here.

Linked to: Theme Day, Amaze Me Monday, Blue Monday, Through My Lens.

Sunday, 31 December 2017

St Mary's Cathedral, The Lights of Christmas

"The Lights of Christmas" was a light projection show on the façade of St Mary's Cathedral, on every night from 6th December until Christmas night 25th December. This is part of an animated sequence which showed images from the nearby Botanic Gardens and the concrete jungle of the city.

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Strand Arcade, Christmas decorations

The Strand Arcade is a shopping arcade which runs between George Street and Pitt Street, built in 1891 in the Victorian architectural style.This year's Christmas decorations were inspired by native flowers. The giant blossoming eucalyptus branches feature green leaves, red budding flowers and golden gumnuts brought to life with cascading lights.

Friday, 29 December 2017

George Street, Christmas wreaths

A view of the giant illuminated Christmas wreaths which have been installed along George Street between King Street and Park Street. The street had been blocked with fencing and barriers for the past couple of years due tor major construction of a new light rail service with more space for pedestrians but reopened just before Christmas. This view extends to two skyscrapers in the distance along George Street, the HSBC Centre and World Tower at World Square.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday, Fences Around The World

Thursday, 28 December 2017

St Mary's Cathedral, The Lights of Christmas

"The Lights of Christmas" is a light projection show on the façade of St Mary's Cathedral, which ran every night from 6th December until Christmas night 25th December.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

George Street, Christmas wreaths

These giant illuminated Christmas wreaths have been installed along George Street between King Street and Park Street. The street had been blocked with fencing and barriers for the past couple of years due tor major construction of a new light rail service with more space for pedestrians but reopened just weeks before Christmas.

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

The Rocks, Tales of Aussie Christmas

"Tales of Aussie Christmas" is a series of 12 bespoke Christmas installations around The Rocks area such as this one near the Suez Canal laneway. Each tells an interesting tale based on real Australian Christmas stories from history inside a box shaped like a Christmas tree.
Linked to: Our World Tuesday, Tuesday Treasures, Pictorial Tuesday, Travel TuesdayRuby Tuesday.

Monday, 25 December 2017

St Mary's Cathedral, The Lights of Christmas

"The Lights of Christmas" is a light projection show on the façade of St Mary's Cathedral, on every night from 6th December until Christmas night 25th December. This view is from Cathedral Square, beside Cook and Philip Park. Merry Christmas!

Sunday, 24 December 2017

St Mary's Cathedral, The Lights of Christmas

"The Lights of Christmas" is a light projection show on the façade of St Mary's Cathedral, on every night from 6th December until Christmas night 25th December. This view is from Cathedral Square, beside Cook and Philip Park.

Saturday, 23 December 2017

The Rocks, Christmas snow globe

This giant Christmas snow globe is located along George Street, beside First Fleet Park. It features a diorama of The Rocks cityscape including the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Friday, 22 December 2017

Darlinghurst, apartments

This apartment block is located on the corner of Stanley Street and Yurong Street, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. It was built in the 1920s in the art deco architectural style.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Crows Nest Hotel

Crows Nest Hotel is located on the corner of Pacific Highway and Willoughby Road, in the northern suburb of Crows Nest. This heritage listed pub was built in the Free Classical architectural style.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

North Sydney, Union Hotel

The Union Hotel is located on the corner of Pacific Highway and West Street, in the northern suburb of North Sydney. A hotel has been on this site since the 1870s but was redesigned by Prevost and Ancher and extensively rebuilt in 1938 in this heritage listed design, in the International architectural style.
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Tuesday, 19 December 2017

North Sydney, shops

This row of shops and offices is located along the Pacific Highway, in the northern suburb of North Sydney. "The Cloisters Antiques" is the heritage listed shop in the middle built in the 1880s in the Victorian Free Gothic architectural style. The surrounding buildings built in later eras have either mimicked aspects of the building or have been built in sympathetic architectural styles.
Linked to: Our World Tuesday, Tuesday Treasures, Pictorial Tuesday, Travel TuesdayRuby Tuesday.

Monday, 18 December 2017

Newtown, street art

These artworks are on the side of a gift shop at the corner of King Street and Union Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Redfern, St Vincents de Paul Catholic Church

St Vincents de Paul Catholic Church is located along Redfern Street, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. This heritage listed church was designed by Sheerin & Hennessy and built in 1885 in the Victorian architectural style with additions by D.V. Healy made in 1902 in the Federation Gothic style.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Circular Quay, ferry

This ferry at Circular Quay ferry wharf is a new Emerald class ferry operated by Sydney Ferries which entered service on Sydney Harbour in 2017. It is named Bungaree for an Aboriginal Australian from the Broken Bay area, who was known as an explorer, entertainer and community leader. This view is from the walkway beside Cahill Expressway above Circular Quay railway station.
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