Monday, 27 March 2017

Marrickville, street art

This mural is has been painted on a shop front roller shutter along Enmore Road, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. The mural was created by street artist Le Grizz and covers a previous target of taggers.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Bexley, Christ Church

Christ Church Bexley is an Anglican church located at the corner of Dunmore Street and Albyn Street in the southern suburb of Bexley. This heritage listed church was built in 1887 in the Gothic architectural style.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Woronora, bridge


The Old Woronora Bridge crosses the Woronora River, between the southern suburbs of Sutherland and Woronora. The new Woronora River Bridge is a high level bridge which was completed in 2001 to eliminate the steep descents and ascents for traffic, located just north of the low level Old Woronora Bridge.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Wolli Creek, Cooks River

A sunset view of boats on the Cooks River and the Cooks River Bridge, which links Tempe to the southern suburb of Wolli Creek.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Ultimo, payphone

This payphone is located along Mary Ann Street in the inner city suburb of Ultimo. It stands on the edge of Mary Ann Park opposite the Sydney Technical College building, which is part of the Sydney Institute of TAFE (Technical and Further Education). This payphone has a pink cap on top with a white Wi-Fi symbol and promotional signs on the glass.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Vaucluse, Shark Beach

Shark Beach is located off Nielsen Park, in the eastern suburb of Vaucluse. The netting creates a swimming bath in Vaucluse Bay which provides protection from sharks in Sydney Harbour.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Customs House

Customs House, viewed from Customs Square along Alfred Street at Circular Quay. This heritage listed building was designed by Mortimer Lewis and built in 1845 in the Georgian architectural style for customs services. It was modified in 1887 by architect James Barnet with the original building partially dismantled and rebuilt to three storeys with side wings to form a U-shape in plan. By 1903, alterations W.L. Vernon architect resulted in the addition of two new floors and a wing in the rear courtyard forming a E-shape in plan. Further modifications were made by George Oakeshott in 1917 which saw the building enclosed on all four sides with a lightwell and the ground floor opened as a large space. Further modifications occured throughout the years including a major conservation and refurbishment project in 1997. Bounded by Young Street, Loftus Street and Customs House Lane, it houses the City of Sydney Library, Quay Bar, Young Alfred, Cafe Sydney and the Barnet Long Room.
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Monday, 20 March 2017

Surry Hills, street art

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Hurstville, St Giles Presbyterian Church

St Giles Presbyterian Church is located on the corner of Park Road and MacMahon Street, in the southern suburb of Hurstville. This heritage listed church was built in 1955 in the Post-war Ecclesiastical architectural style.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Pyrmont, old wharf

The pylons and remnants of the old wharf in Johnstons Bay, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. They have been retained as a 'pole garden' beside Pirrama Park which was previously the site of the water police headquarters.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Brighton-Le-Sands, beach

Looking across Lady Robinsons Beach towards Brighton Baths in Botany Bay, in the southern suburb of Brighton-Le-Sands. The beach volleyball court lies abandoned on this cool and grey day.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Centennial Park, Taste of Sydney Festival

The Taste of Sydney Festival was held last weekend at Brazilian Fields, near Loch Avenue and Dickens Drive, in the centre of Centennial Park. This promotional display on the back of a ute for 666 Pure Tasmanian Vodka featured lemons, limes, tomatoes, chilli peppers and bottles of vodka in wooden barrels.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Campbells Cove, tall ship, Southern Swan


The Southern Swan is a tall ship in Campbells Cove at The Rocks, seen here preparing for an afternoon sail on Sydney Harbour.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Arncliffe, house

Newstead, previously known as Wyndyknowe, is a heritage listed house located on the corner of Carlton Street and Wolli Creek Road in the southern suburb of Arncliffe. It was built in 1889 in the Victorian Italianate architectural style. It is currently used as a boarding house.

Monday, 13 March 2017

The Rocks, Harrington Street, mural

This is one of four murals that have been painted on the underpass of the Cahill Expressway where it crosses Harrington Street, at The Rocks. The award winning murals were created by Geoff Williams in 2011, depicting the city as it was in the past. "Spying on the Colony 1793" shows a panting by Italian Ferdinand Brambila who in 1793 joined a scientific and spying expedition by King Juan Carlos IV of Spain and led by Alessandro Malaspina to report on the English colony in Sydney. The view shows the three Spanish ships anchored off Bennelong Point and Bridge Street leading up to the Governor's residence. The three shops in the bottom left corner stood at the corner of what became the intersection of George Street and Grosvenor Street.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Ultimo, Uniting Church

Ultimo Uniting Church is located on the corner Quarry Street and Bulwara Road, in the inner city suburb of Ultimo. It was originally a Presbyterian Church built in 1883 in the Victorian Gothic architectural style. In 1977, the Presbyterians combined with the Methodist and Congregational churches to form the Uniting Church in Australia. A non-denominational group begun in 1996 which became The MustardSeed later moved into the church, becoming a Uniting Church faith community in 1998. The heritage listed building was restored in 2004.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Elizabeth Bay

Looking across Elizabeth Bay Marina on Sydney Harbour, in the eastern suburb of Elizabeth Bay.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Oatley Bay

Oatley Bay sits on the Georges River, providing a natural border for the southern suburbs of Oatley, Hurstville Grove and Connells Point. A crisp Autumn evening provides a clear and colourful sunset as the sky went from yellow to orange, purple and blue.
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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Ultimo, Broadway

These commercial buildings are located along Broadway, in the inner city suburb of Ultimo. The two buildings are both two storey Federation Free architectural style commercial buildings built around 1910. The one on the left is more ornate and originally housed a billiards saloon and refreshment rooms, later becoming a confectioners. The one on the right originally housed a grocery shop and from 1916 became part of Hoskings department store. They were redeveloped in 2002 as part of the Quadrant on Brooadway apartments and now house restaurants and a health food shop.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Bondi Beach, pool

The Main Pool is an ocean swimming pool at Bondi Baths, part of the Bondi Icebergs Swimming Club along the cliff looking out on the Pacific Ocean, in the eastern suburb of Bond Beach. The Bondi Icebergs Winter Swimming Club was founded in 1929 by a group of committed local Bondi lifesavers who wanted to maintain their fitness during the winter months.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Wolli Creek, Tempe House

Tempe House sits on the southern shore of the Cooks River, in the southern suburb of Wolli Creek. This heritage listed house was designed by John Verge and built in 1836 in the Neo-Classical Georgian architectural style. The estate was owned by merchant Alexander Brodie Spark and named after the 'Vale of Tempe', a beautiful valley in ancient Greek legend set at the foot of Mount Olympus in Greece. The small hill on the eastern side is also known as Mount Olympus and the estate gave its name to the suburb of Tempe, on the northern shore of Cooks River. In 1863, philanthropist Caroline Chisholm ran an educational establishment for young ladies in Tempe House. From 1887, along with the nearby St Magdalen's Chapel, it was part of The Retreat, a charitable refuge for women known run by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Tempe, sports centre, mural

The Robyn Webster Sports Centre is located in Tempe Reserve, in the inner west suburb of Tempe. It features outdoor netball courts and indoor netball, volleyball and soccer courts. 'Gift Given' is a mural created by Bronwyn Bancroft which covers 3,800 square metres of the building. The Aboriginal art features fish, sand goannas, rainbow serpents, men and women in diamond formations. It is the largest mural in the Southern hemisphere and the detailed walls and roof are a landmark for planes landing at nearby Sydney Airport.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

The Rocks, street lamps

Saturday, 4 March 2017

St Mary's Cathedral, fountain

This water fountain is located in the square in front of St Mary's Cathedral which is part of Cook and Philip Park. The wooden footbridge allows you to walk through the fountain.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Wolli Creek, Cooks River, sunset

Looking across Cooks River from Tempe Reserve,  to the southern suburb of Wolli Creek.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Dolls Point, Botany Bay

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Surry Hills, lane (Theme Day: Black and White in Colour)

This commercial and residential building is located on the corner of Albion Way and Bellevue Lane, in the inner city suburb of Surry Hills. Located in the former Porter's Paints building, The Minamilist is the home and studio space of interior stylist, who sources unique, limited edition and designer made product from around the world.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Paddington, terrace houses

These sandstone terrace houses are located along Glenmore Road, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. They were built in 1873 in the Victorian architectural style. The one on the right is known as Manvail Castle.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Paddington, street art

This artwork is on the wall of a boutique in Hopewell Lane, off Glenmore Road, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. It has been cleverly painted to look like the life-sized figure is leaning against the real "no parking" sign on the footpath.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Rozelle, St Joseph's Catholic Church

St Joseph's Catholic Church is located along Quirk Street, in the inner west suburb of Rozelle. This heritage listed church was designed by S.H Buchanan & McKay and built in 1912 in the Victorian Gothic architectural style.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Pyrmont, Sydney Fish Market

Sydney Fish Market is located on the shore of Blackwattle Bay, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. Sydney Fish Market is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the third largest seafood market in terms of variety in the world. The fish markets were originally part of the Haymarket fish market but moved to this site in 1966.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Liverpool Street, high rise

These high rise buildings are along Liverpool Street, opposite Hyde Park South. From left to right, there is an apartment building, an office building and a former office building converted to an apartment building. 

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Ultimo, University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT), also known as Building 11 at the University of Technology Sydney, is located along Broadway, in the inner city suburb of Ultimo. It was designed by Denton Corker Marshall and built in 2014. It features aluminium screens that spell out "University of Technology Sydney Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology" in binary code.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

The Rocks, Australian Steamship Navigation Company building

A view of the Australian Steamship Navigation Company building from Gloucester Walk at The Rocks. A ferry can be seen in the distance on Sydney Harbour heading towards Circular and there is a glimpse of the sails of the Sydney Opera House.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The Rocks, Susannah Place Museum

Susannah Place Museum is located along Gloucester Street, on the corner of Cumberland Place at The Rocks. This view is from the rear entrance along Cambridge Street. Susannah Place is a terrace of four houses built by Irish immigrants in 1844 and includes a recreated corner shop which is at the top of the stairs. The heritage listed museum allows visitors to experience how families lived, worked and played in the past.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Dolls Point, mural

This mosaic mural is on the side of the amenities building in Depena Reserve, in the southern suburb of Dolls Point. This is one of four murals created by Steven Vella in 2008.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Rookwood, monument

Rookwood Necropolis is the largest multicultural cemetery in the southern hemisphere. Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust is the custodian of this site, uniting the former Anglican, General, Independent, Jewish and Muslim Trusts, to provide burial and commemoration services to over 90 culturally diverse communities. This is the Islamic Monument.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Abbotsford, canal

This canal is located near historic Abbotsford House, a heritage listed house which gave its name to the inner west suburb of Abbotsford,. In 1920 the estate became the site of a Nestlé chocolate factory, with the house used initially for chocolate production and later as their administrative offices. The factory was closed in 1991 and the estate was redeveloped with medium-density residential apartments known as Abbotsford Cove,.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Kyeemagh, Cooks River

This sunset view of Cooks River is from the Endeavour Bridge, in the southern suburb of Kyeemagh, looking towards the suburbs of Banksia and Arncliffe.
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