Sunday, 25 February 2018

Drummoyne, St Bede's Anglican Church

St Bede's Anglican Church is located along College Street, in the inner west suburb of Drummoyne. This heritage listed church was designed by Emil Soderstein and built in 1931 in the Interwar Romanesque architectural style..

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Australian National Maritime Museum, Waterfront Pavilion

The Waterfront Pavilion of the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. It showcases the danger and drama of military life at sea, through a high-tech exhibition and also has function areas looking out on the harbour. It was opened in 2015 to mark the centenary of World War I and commemorate over 100 years of service by the Royal Australian Navy. The MB172 is an elegant timber motor boat which once ferried naval officers but now transports museum staff and guests on Sydney Harbour. It was built by the Royal Australian Navy at Garden Island dockyard and worked mostly on on Port Phillip and later Jervis Bay.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Marrickville, town hall and war memorial

Marrickville Town Hall is located on the corner of Marrickville Road and Petersham Road, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. This heritage listed building was designed by Lindsay Thompson and completed in 1922 in the Federation Free Classical architectural style. The Marrickville War Memorial was erected in 1919 to honour the men of Marrickville who gave their lives in World War 1. It features a bronze sculpture of a winged angel with wreath and sword held high, known as Winged Victory, on a large granite pillar set on a rectangular granite base.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Rozelle, shops

These shops are located on the corner of Darling Street and Hancock Lane, in the inner west suburb of Rozelle. They are not heritage listed but they probably should be.
Linked to: Signs, Signs

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Pyrmont Bay, ferry wharf

The Pyrmont Bay ferry wharf, beside the is located on the western side of Darling Harbour, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. It was built in 2015 and is serviced by Sydney Ferries with services operating to Barangaroo and Circular Quay. The Endeavour replica is moored outside the at the Australian National Maritime Museum, with the Sydney skyline as a backdrop.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Queen Victoria Building, Lunar New Year

This interactive digital installation has been installed in the central atrium of the Queen Victoria Building (QVB) in celebration of Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dog. The series of dog portraits are wearing the latest fashion and accessories from the QVB's retailers. When shoppers play with a giant tennis ball, the dogs featured in the gallery of digital screen have their gaze locked on it.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Carrington Street, mural

This mural is on a construction hoarding around a development work site along Carrington Street. The design previously appeared around a building work site office on the southern forecourt of the Sydney Opera House at Circular Quay. The artwork was created by Reg Mombassa and features gum tree trunks, suburban architecture, technological infrastructure, genetically modified flora and fauna and Sydney icons: the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Darlinghurst, The Liberal Catholic Church of St Alban

The Liberal Catholic Church of St Alban is located along Stanley Street in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. The original St Alban's Cathedral was located in Redfern. This church was built in the late 1960s after the original cathedral was sold and demolished.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Pyrmont Bay, ferry

This ferry at Pyrmont Bay ferry wharf, beside the Australian National Maritime Museumis a new Emerald class ferry operated by Sydney Ferries which entered service on Sydney Harbour in 2017. It was controversially named "Ferry McFerryface" after a public vote supposedly resulted in "Boaty McBoatface" winning, but apparently changed by the Transport Minister since the name had already been used overseas. However, the Maritime Union of Australia refused to crew the vessel in protest at the name and subsequently it was controversially revealed that the name had not in fact been the competition winner, but was selected by the minister himself. So now it will be renamed "May Gibbs", after the popular Australian children's author.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Marrickville, fire station

Marrickville Fire Station is located along Marrickville Road, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. This heritage listed building was built in 1914 in the Federation Free Classical architectural style.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Darling Harbour, Sydney Convention Centre

The Sydney Convention Centre and the Sofitel Hotel are two relatively new buildings on the skyline at Darling Harbour. The International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) an exhibition, convention and entertainment centre which opened in 2016. The Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Hotel, behind Harbourside shopping centre, opened in 2017.
Linked to: Signs, Signs

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Darling Harbour, Windjammer Sailors

"Windjammer Sailors" is a bronze sculpture located outside the Wharf 7 Maritime Heritage Centre of the Australian National Maritime Museum at Pyrmont looking out on Darling Harbour. The work is based on a concept by Dennis Adams which was modelled by sculptor Brett Garling and unveiled in 2016. It pays homage to sailors in the 19th and early 20th centuries who often risked their lives in perilous weather to sail wind ships (windjammers) carrying critical cargoes in and out of Australian ports to foreign lands. The Commonwealth Lightship 4 Carpentaria is the floating unmanned lighthouse moored at the wharf and the International Towers at Barangaroo can be seen in the distance.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Centennial Park, Superintendent’s Residence

The Superintendent’s Residence is located just inside the Paddington Gates entrance of Centennial Park along Oxford Street, in the eastern suburb of Paddington. This heritage listed building was was completed in 1888. Today, it can be hired as accommodation or for events.

Monday, 12 February 2018

St Peters, street art

This street art is on a the side of a house along May Lane on the corner of May Street, in the inner city suburb of St Peters.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Rozelle, St Thomas' Anglican Church

St Thomas' Anglican Church is located along Darling Street, in the inner west suburb of Rozelle. This heritage listed church was built in 1874 in the Victorian Gothic architectural style. The church hall is now home to St Thomas Childcare Centre, which is run by the Anglican Church.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Sydney Wharf, monument

This monument is located along Wharf 7 of Sydney Wharf, in the inner city suburb of Pyrmont. This stainless steel sculpture tells the history of the wharves, looking across Darling Harbour towards the Sydney skyline. The paddlewheeler operated by Sydney Showboats has just departed King Street Wharf and is heading for a cruise on Sydney Harbour.
Linked to: Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Barangaroo Reserve, foreshore

The reconstructed foreshore along Barangaroo Reserve, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. Looking across Darling Harbour towards the Australian National Maritime Museum, Jones Bay Wharf and Star City Casino at Pyrmont.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Balmain, shop

This commercial and residential building is located along Darling Street, in the inner west suburb of Balmain. "Blokes" is a shop that stocks clothing, shoes, accessories, gadgets and gifts for men. Bloke is a slang term for a man common in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Linked to: Signs, Signs.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Woollahra, shops

This commercial and residential building, with the Victorian architectural style dome, is located on the corner of Edgecliff Road and Grosvenor Street in the eastern suburb of Woollahra.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Sans Souci Literary Institute

The Sans Souci Literary Institute is located along Ramsgate Road in the southern suburb of Sans Souci. It was built in 1920 in the Federation architectural style as a community building with a library, meeting room, kitchen, office and two small halls. It was a place where where billiards, housie or bingo was played and dances were held. The hall is still used as a community centre.

Monday, 5 February 2018

Newtown, street art

This is part of a mural on the side of a shop on the corner of King Street and Rochford Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. The artwork was created by PequeVRS and Sykoh. This wall has featured a number of artworks by these artists over the years which can be seen herehere and here

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Balmain, St Andrew's Congregational Church

St Andrew's Congregational Church is located on the corner of Darling Street and Curtis Road, in the inner west suburb of Balmain. This heritage listed church was built in 1855 in the Victorian Free Gothic architectural style.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Barangaroo, skyscrapers

The three skyscrapers which make up International Towers and Westpac Place, in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. They rise above apartments along Wulugul Way, behind Barangaroo Wharves. The late afternoon sun is reflected across Darling Harbour, viewed from Pyrmont.

Friday, 2 February 2018

Brighton-Le-Sands, beach

An overcast day at the beach in the southern suburb of Brighton-Le-Sands, looking out across to the heads of Botany Bay. 
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Porter House, sign (Theme Day: Tired)

This ghost sign is on the side of Porter House, a commercial building located along Castlereagh Street. This heritage listed building was designed by J F Hilly and built in 1876 in the Victorian Free Classical Style. It was originally used by Dixson & Sons tobacco factory and warehouse. The sign, which is looking a bit tired these days, advertises a "Johnson & Sons Ltd, Leather and Grindery Merchants" who took over the building in 1891.
Linked to: Theme Day, Signs, Signs.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Hyde Park, Frazer Fountain

The Frazer fountain is a sandstone drinking fountain located at the College Street entrance of Hyde Park South. It is one of two Frazer drinking fountains donated to the city by John Frazer MLC, a wealthy businessman and philanthropist. They were designed by Thomas Sapsord in the Gothic architectural style, sculpted by Mittagong sculptor Lawrence Beveridge and installed in 1881. In 1934, the taps and drinking cups were replaced with a bubble fountain in keeping with changing attitudes towards health and hygiene and underwent restoration in 2016.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Redfern, telephone exchange

This telephone exchange is located along Redfern Street, in the inner city suburb of Redfern. This heritage listed building was built in 1913 in the Victorian Italianate architectural style. There had previously been a telephone exchange room operating in the adjacent Redfern post office since 1904. A new six-storey exchange building was erected adjacent to the Post Office facing George Street in 1957 which can be seen in the background. When a third exchange building was built beside it in 1974, this telephone exchange was decommissioned.

Monday, 29 January 2018

Redfern, street art

"Love grows in the 'Fern" is a mural on the side of a terrace house, located on the corner of Lawson Street and Ivy Lane in the inner city suburb of Redfern. "The Fern" is a nickname for Redfern.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

St Mary's Cathedral, sculpture

This bronze statue of Archbishop Kelly stands beside the stairs leading up to the Cathedral Square entrance of St Mary's Cathedral. It was created by Bertram Mackennal and erected in 1933 to commemorate the 80th birthday of the Archbishop, the completion of the Cathedral and the celebration of the 29th International Eucharistic Conference.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Drummoyne, ferry wharf

Drummoyne ferry wharf is located at the end of Wolseley Street and Menzies Reserve, in the inner west suburb of  Drummoyne. It is on the southern side of the Parramatta River and is serviced by First Fleet and RiverCat class ferries operating between Circular Quay and Parramatta.

Friday, 26 January 2018

Newtown, shops

This heritage listed building with an octagonal, domed tower is located on the corner of King Street and Brown Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. The three-storey commercial and office building was built in 1909 in the Federation architectural style. It originally housed a bootmaker and an undertaker with a florist. It became a furniture warehouse in 1925 and later a college and restaurant. It now houses a convenience store and a Greek take-away shop.
Linked to: Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Newtown, shop

This commercial and residential building is located along Enmore Road, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. It was built in the Victorian architectural style and now houses a Turkish restaurant.
Linked to: Signs, Signs.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Gladesville Bridge

Looking at Gladesville Bridge from Cambridge Road Reserve in the inner west suburb of Drummoyne. Gladesville Bridge carries Victoria Road over the Parramatta River, to the northwest suburb of Huntleys Point.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Newtown, Bank Hotel

The Bank Hotel is located along King Street, in the inner west suburb of Newtown. This heritage listed pub was originally built in the Victorian architectural style but was altered in the Federation era and then again when its facade was rebuilt in 1934 in the Art Deco architectural style. It has previously also been known as the Masonic Hotel and the Masonic Hall Hotel.

Monday, 22 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, 21 January 2018

Hyde Park, Sydney Festival, Karaoke Carousel

The Karaoke Carousel is one of the attractions in the Village Sideshow in Hyde Park. It is part of the Sydney Festival, a major arts festival which has run annually in January since it was established in 1977. Karaoke Carousel combines karaoke singing with one of Australia's grandest merry-go-rounds.

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.
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