Monday, April 30, 2012

Lunchtime Legends

Netball. good to see people out and about at lunch.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Finger Wharf Wooloomooloo

Now housing luxury apartments and expensive restaurants this is the site of many historic wartime farewells and immigrant arrivals. The structure is the largest timbered-piled building in the world and was built in 1915. Renovated in 2000 by Multiplex.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Stairway to heaven

Stairs next to the NSW Art Gallery, coming up from the 'loo. This eastern set seems redundant as they lead to a dead end.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Art Gallery of NSW

This bronze sculpture is outside the Art Gallery it is by the English sculptor, Henry Moore (1898-1986). The original plaster was made in 1975.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Australian Federal Police Car

The feds have some flashy cars.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Returned soldier at the Cenotaph, Martin Place

Monday, April 23, 2012

Australian Navy HMAS Parramatta

Down by Wooloomooloo Docks is HMAS Parramatta, a frigate. Tied up at the dock at Garden Island is this Frigate.
Parramatta is the oldest ship name in the Australian Navy and is the fourth RAN ship to bear the name. Parramatta (I) was the first ship commissioned into the Commonwealth Naval Forces (later to be named the Royal Australian Navy) on 10 September 1910. Parramatta (II) served in World War II and was sunk by a German submarine in the Mediterranean on 27 November 1941 with the loss of 138 lives. Parramatta (III) was a River Class Destroyer Escort that served between 1961 and 1991.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

St Vincent's College

This exclusive ladies college is located in the heart of Kings Cross.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Autumn Colours

This apartment block up the Cross has some Plane Trees in Autumn colours. This is about as good as you get in Sydney.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Cremorne Church

You know when you take a photo and you can't remember where you took it? This is one of those, I think it was Cremorne or Neutral Bay on the North Shore of Sydney.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Beer Sign

The sign says it all, this traditional pub is on William Street Darlinghurst.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Australian Museum Extension

Old and New, the extension to the Australian Museum. Glass and Sandstone.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Old Church on William Street

Next to the Australian Museum on William Street is this old building.
The heritage register says:
The former William Street National School is historically significant as one of only two surviving examples in central Sydney of the forty-four national schools established between 1848 and 1851. The school served as a model for other schools in New South Wales, and is physical evidence of the change from church schools to state controlled schools.
Designer/Maker: attributed to Henry Robertson
Builder/Maker: Unknown
Construction Years: 1851 - 1851

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Collaroy

Sydney Ferries vessel Collaroy, one of the largest ferries in the fleet, capacity 1200 persons. Here it is steaming to manly with the Horizon Building in the background.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Royal Yacht Squadron

The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron is a yacht club located in Kirribilli. The squadron was originally founded in 1862. It has occupied its grounds in East Kirribilli, near Kirribilli House since 1902.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Yacht off Kurraba Point

Off Neutral Bay Point looking towards the Eastern Suburbs.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Best pool in Sydney

Bilgola Beach pool would be up there, it is long enough for laps, faces due North, is a sun trap, has a beautiful oulook and is rarely crowded. It has a shallow section for kids and walking, high enough to avoid big swells.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

YWCA 1924

Down along Macquarie St are a selection of old sandstone ornament, looks like a graveyard. Here is the crest of the old YWCA building. I can't seem to find where is was located.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Happy crowd

A happy Friday lunchtime crowd down outside Customs House. Arent Friday crowds always happy?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dernacourt Diorama

A diorama inside the War Memorial in Canberra, showing the diggers amongst a cemetery on the Somme in WW1. These dioramas have been a feature of the memorial since it opened. They were a way to give some impression as to the lie of the land.

Part of Taphophile Tragic's to view the others click here.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Joggers Sydney

Always plenty of Joggers down near Farm Cove, sadly they have been blocked by the temporary opera stage.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter

A new born chick means fresh eggs this year. Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Wall of Remembrance

List of the fallen Australian War Memorial Canberra

A favourite photo. WWI Diggers

Friday, April 6, 2012

On Parade

Outside the Australian War Memorial in Canberra were these soldiers marching.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Glass Floor

The floor of the old customs house building has a model of Sydney under its floor.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Roll of Honour

Inside Customs House down by Circular Quay is the City of Sydney library.
This is the list of persons who died in World War 1 who worked for the Customs Department.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

University of Sydney Main Quad

The north western corner, designed by Leslie Wilkinson, finished in the 1920s.

Monday, April 2, 2012

McKell Park Darling Point

On an autumn day here is the view from this pocket sized park to the ferry wharf and Clark Island beyond. Call a water taxi for a perfect picnic spot.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sea Stones

At the southern end of Bilgola Beach are theses stones, kind of remind me of Cobblestones, the theme for April for City Daily Photo. Down, but not out thanks to the effort of Julie. Click here to view other entrants here.