This is a photographic series featuring how the city of Sydney has been impacted by the CoViD-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak. This is a pandemic that has resulted in over 500,000 people infected within a few months, and have killed over 20,000 people (figures as at the end of March 2020).
At the time of writing, Sydney has not yet subject to a population lockdown (unlike other countries and cities) but residents are strongly advised to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary.
This series of posts show just how quiet the streets of Sydney and suburbs have become.
Chatswood Station, normally the fifth busiest station in Sydney.
St Andrew’s Cathedral and Town Hall Square is normally packed full of people on a Friday lunch, but it feels like a ghost town
The steps in front of Sydney Town Hall is normally packed full of people as it is a popular meeting spot and rendezvous point.
I wandered through an almost empty QVB in the heart of Sydney.
A quiet afternoon walking from Ives Steps (where there are normally a few fisherman trying to catch something from the harbour) with a beautiful view of the Western side of Sydney Harbour Bridge.
A wander through the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) campus in Ultimo.
This is the 90m rainbow path in Prince Alfred Park located next to Equality Green. The path commemorates the November 2017 decision to legalise same-sex marriage in Australia.
This is the Light Rail track running past the historic Royal Exhibition Hotel in Sydney, located next to Prince Alfred Park and Central Station.
The sun passes through the awnings of the Surry Hills hotel and creates an interesting set of shadows on the footpath.
Located in the south-east corner of Hyde Park facing Whitlam Square, this mounted, four-inch gun was recovered from the German ship SMS Emden.
This set of flower boxes are located in front of the Sydney Town Hall and faces into the light rail at George St, Sydney.
Black and white photo of Sydney Tower (formerly called Centrepoint Tower) flanked between the Myer and Gowings buildings, taken from the Queen Victoria Building.
Delivery cyclist overtakes Light Rail on George St Sydney.
I found this brightly painted car parking entrance with lots of warnings about cyclists. I wonder if this is a response to a prior incident.
A runner in front of the Sydney Hospital on Macquarie St, Sydney.
This is an installation of 110 empty birdcages in 2009 by artist Michael Thomas Hill.
This is the new entrance to Wynyard Station from George St, Sydney, after refurbishment. The building containing this entrance has been renamed Brookfield Place.
This feels like a steampunk portal into a different universe or dimension. It is actually a children’s playground, part of the Albert Sloss Reserve.
I was asking myself this question when I saw this eclectic collection of books and plants on an alley near Reservoir St Surry Hills.
This is part of Wynyard Walk which connects Wynyard Station to Barangaroo. Captured on a quiet day with no one around.
This is the entrance to Wynyard Walk from Barangaroo. For some reason, this part of Sydney always seemed futuristic to me.
This is Apple Store in Sydney, with 3 convex mirrors that reflect the street scene in front of the store.
Two years after Covid-19, the Ladies Powder Room on the third level (normally bustling with people pre Covid) is still empty.
The horizontal escalator connecting Hyde Park to the Domain Car Park always make me feel as if I am travelling to another world.
I thought this broken car side mirror on the street was perhaps an example of someone who did not heed the advice on the mirror.