Five Dams in a Day

It is possible to visit 5 dams in the south east of Sydney in one day, with careful planning and an early start.

To Another World

The horizontal escalator connecting Hyde Park to the Domain Car Park always make me feel as if I am travelling to another world.

Ladies Powder Room

Two years after Covid-19, the Ladies Powder Room on the third level (normally bustling with people pre Covid) is still empty.

Three Reflections

This is Apple Store in Sydney, with 3 convex mirrors that reflect the street scene in front of the store.

Entering the Future

This is the entrance to Wynyard Walk from Barangaroo. For some reason, this part of Sydney always seemed futuristic to me.

Space Warp

This is part of Wynyard Walk which connects Wynyard Station to Barangaroo. Captured on a quiet day with no one around.

Avon Dam

Avon Dam was the third and largest of the four dams constructed to collect water from the Illawarra Plateau. Created by damming the Avon River and completed in 1927, Avon Dam’s main role today is to supply water to the Illawarra region.

Why

I was asking myself this question when I saw this eclectic collection of books and plants on an alley near Reservoir St Surry Hills.

Portal

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.

Wynyard Station

This is the new entrance to Wynyard Station from George St, Sydney, after refurbishment. The building containing this entrance has been renamed Brookfield Place.

Watch for Cyclists

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.

Centrepoint

Black and white photo of Sydney Tower (formerly called Centrepoint Tower) flanked between the Myer and Gowings buildings, taken from the Queen Victoria Building.

Flower Boxes

This set of flower boxes are located in front of the Sydney Town Hall and faces into the light rail at George St, Sydney.

Emden Gun

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. 

Patterned shadows

The sun passes through the awnings of the Surry Hills hotel and creates an interesting set of shadows on the footpath.