Sydney's Eastern Suburbs: Coogee Beach.
Follow me on Facebook Follow me on Instagram A beautiful morning above Mahon Pool in Sydney eastern suburbs. Despite light wind I was still able to slow the shutter down to 1/2 second for a little more long exposure aerial goodness. Shot with a DJI Inspire 1 Pro X5 Camera. 1/2 second f16 iso 100
Follow me on Facebook Follow me on Instagram I caught up with a couple of mates this morning to check out Sydney’s Sculptures By The Sea. For those of you reading this abroad, Sculptures By The Sea is an outdoor exhibition event held along the cliffs of Bondi, Bronte and Tamarama beach in Sydney’s eastern suburbs each year. View large and, as always, thanks for looking!
Bronte Baths 2019
Bronte Baths are located in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney
As the sun rose of Ben Buckler these surfers had some quality waves (Bondi quality) to surf on. New BLOG up on www.heatwavesaustralia.com Copyright ©2014 - Heatwaves All Rights Reserved. Please do not use my images without prior consent.
C3862 leads T4926 T4101 and C3001 as heritage set S54 into the Art Gallery portal after traversing the Woolloomooloo Viadcut on the Eastern Suburbs Railway as train 52AB to Hurstville, a special service that earlier went up to Bondi Junction to celebrate 40 years since the opening of the ESR. 2019-06-23 Sydney Trains S54-C3862 Woolloomooloo 52AB
The mecca for the Eastern suburbs and where everybody goes to pay their respects, at some time or another, is Bondi Junction. You arrive full of glee and leave 5 hours later cussin' and swearing how you get caught up in the shopping centre there. So hence the title - this is a more palatable Bondi Junction - and which leaves you with a wonderful aftertaste. Starting now to be able to just catch sunset again after work. The light last night was magic. Bad Panda switched to Good panda yesterday and was able to get in. However it appeared to be a ploy as then I got logged out of flickr and could not get back in again ...then could not upload. It appears that 'my machine is not learning their ways' ....;)
Paddington Town Hall, Eastern Suburbs, Sydney.
Paddington, which took its name from the London borough, lies in what were once paddocks adjacent to Victoria Barracks. It was the first of the early Sydney suburbs that was not self-sufficient - its inhabitants, unlike those of Balmain or Newtown, where work was available in local industries, had to go away each day to their places of employment. Development of the Eastern Suburbs (Edgecliff, Double Bay, Point Piper and Woollahra) surrounded this area with wealthy people's homes so this small hilly suburb lost all hope of harbour views. The area developed after a road was constructed to link up with a pilot station that was to be built at Watson's Bay (South Head Road). John Palmer, the settlement's commissary, refused to allow people to cross his land grant ('Woolloomooloo'), so the road had to follow a roundabout way through Paddington to bypass his 100 acres. Only a handful of workers lived in the area, and it was not until 1838, when it was decided to build a new military barracks in Paddington, that life came to the area. From 1848 when Victoria Barracks had been opened (designed by Lt.-Col.George Barney) and homes for the soldiers and their families had been erected, Paddington began to assume a real identity...The (barracks site) land was sandy - in fact a huge sandhill was located on the western side of the Greens Road area, and the foundation trenches had to be dug very deep, to locate firm stone for the foundations. Stone was mostly quarried in the area: the stone masons were free settlers who had worked on erection of the Customs House at what was then Semi-Circular Quay. Once the solderis and their families moved here, shopkeepers followed. Builders moved into the area and put up 3,800 houses between 1860 and 1890. These terraces give today's Paddington its air of individuality...The first school in the area was opened in the Presbyterian manse in Oxford Street, built in 1845. It is hard to imagine that in 1822 the mansion Juniper Hall (the opposite southern corner of Oxford Street from the Reservoir site) stood alone, without the many neighbours it has today. Set in a flagged garden, it had attic windows that gave panoramic views to Rushcutters Bay and Botany Bay. Juniper Hall was built for Robert Cooper, distiller and emancipist merchant, who with partners James Underwood and Francis Ewen Forbes, had recieved 100 acres from Governor Brisbane in c.1818, covering the whole of north Paddington, and they agreed to erect 3 mansions and a distillery there. A distillery was built at the foot of Cascade Street near Taylor Square and Cooper bought out his partners, and only Juniper Hall was erected...The Coopers were part of the social scene of their day and entertained many notables of that time. After they left the house it was renamed Ormond House to dissociate itself from the gin image and passed through many hands, gradually becoming smothered by the building of small shops in front of the house. Latterly it has been restored by the National Trust and has had a variety of uses. Today few of the area's original working class residents remain, as the suburb's proximity to the city has made it popular with business and professional people who prefer inner-city living in this historic area. The shopping centre, concentrated on the north side of Oxford Street, has also changed from one serving local needs to one of cafes, speciality shops and boutiques...Much of this is related to the changing population and the Village Bazaar, or Paddington Markets. The bazaar, which has operated since the mid 1970s, draws visitors from all over the city and has contributed to Paddington's development as one of Sydney's favourite tourist spots, along with Bondi Beach and The Rocks (Pollen, 1988, 195-7). Paddington Council: The residents of Paddington raised a petition of 172 signatures in September 1859 requesting incorporation as a district. The proposed boundary was the Sydney Common to the south and New South Head Road to the north. The area was said to include 1000 houses with 3000 residents. The Council held their first meeting on Friday May 25 1860 with nine councillors and a Chairman. The first three meetings were held in the Paddington Inn before Council resolved to rent Mr. Logan's house next door for 12 months at 15 shillings a week. Meetings continued to be held at the house until the first Town Hall was built on the current site of the Royal Women's Hospital in Oxford Street in 1866. With a budget of 2000 pounds the Council concentrated on maintaining roads, including kerbing and guttering, and erecting gas lamps. By 1867 Paddington had sufficient population to be elevated to a Borough and the Chairman became a Mayor. Paddington continued to prosper and in 1890 was receiving revenue second only to Balmain Council. Fifty years from its inception, in 1909, the population had risen to 26,000 in 4800 houses and expenditure was at 21,000 pounds. During the 1890s depression and difficult years of the early 20th century Paddington declined and was characterised as a slum. In 1949 Paddington Council was subsumed by the City of Sydney. The last remnants of Paddington Council were removed in 1967 when the original boundary was divided between the Municipality of Woollahra and the City of Sydney. Paddington Town Hall: Aspiring Town Clerk C. Hellmrich obtained the land for the Paddington Town Hall and argued for a new Hall on the site. The design was the subject of an international architectural competition with thirty submissions. Although a design specification was that the building could be constructed for 9000 pounds, none of the submissions were likely to meet this criteria. John Edward Kemp was the winner with an Italian Renaissance style building. Tenders confirmed that the scheme could not be built for 9000 pounds and estimates instead stood at 13,500 pounds. A loan was obtained from an overseas institution to allow construction. The foundation stone was laid on 8 November 1890 by Sir Henry Parkes and was opened on 3 October 1891 by the Governor the Earl of Jersey. The first major alteration to the Town Hall occurred in 1904-5, when the clock tower was erected in commemoration of the coronation of King Edward VII. The face of the clock is inscribed with 'Edwardus VII'. The honour to King Edward was that Paddington was, at the time, a large town hall, second only to Sydney. The Town Hall varied slightly from the majority of town halls in that it was intended from the beginning to generate income from the hiring of the supper and ball room for balls, dances, concerts and public ceremonies. Again, Paddington was second only to Sydney in its importance and capacity, seating 1000 people. The Town Hall included specifically designed lodge rooms for the Paddington Ionic Masonic Lodge, which Council leased to them until 1918, when a rent raise caused the Lodge to vacate their room. The original design also included a library. During 50th celebrations the Council boasted that the library was the best free library outside of Sydney. The collection contained 4000 books, the reading room could seat 30 people and, in comparison to other libraries, was well used. The library was relocated in 1977 from Oatley Road to beneath the Main Hall on Oxford Street as part of a financial package to reinvigorate the Town Hall. The City of Sydney, the Australia Council and the Australian Film Commission provided $500,000 to redevelop the Town Hall as a centre that included an exhibition space, restaurant and an adjacent cinema. Source: New South Wales Heritage Register.
Tamarama Beach, Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, Australia
Tamarama (or 'Glamourama' as nicknamed by the trendy locals) is a beachside, eastern suburb of Sydney, Australia. The beach is a very popular place to sunbathe or 'be seen' during summer.
Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park Sydney
Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park is a cemetery and crematorium at Matraville, New South Wales Sydney
Eastern Suburbs, Sydney NSW
A view of Sydney's Eastern Suburbs.
Eastern suburbs rooftops
Gordon's Bay, Eastern Suburbs, Sydney.
Gordon's Bay, Eastern Suburbs, Sydney.
...And The Livin' Is Easy...
Sydney is like a flower that comes alive in the sunshine and warmth of spring and summer and gets a bit confused in winter as to where the sun and warmth has gone. Friday evening in Sydney and everybody ducks off work early and heads to the beaches and the harbour. Living in the Eastern Suburbs it normally takes anyone just 10 - 20 minutes to get home from their work and out to play and Sydney harbour bursts alive with sailboats and speedboats.
Gordon's Bay, Eastern Suburbs, Sydney.
Sydney's Eastern Suburbs
Mainly King's Cross and Surry Hills, photo taken from level 20 of the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park hotel
Gordon's Bay, Eastern Suburbs, Sydney.
Eastern Suburbs Sydney - HDR
Vaucluse House, Sydney
It's finally starting to feel like autumn Down Under, so we ventured out on a blue-skyed Sunday to Sydney's eastern suburbs and had afternoon tea at the Vaucluse House Tearooms which are just a stone's throw away from this historic (early 19th Century) property.
The cliffs of Sydney's Eastern suburbs fade into an oncoming storm. 3 shot panorama, taken from North Head.
one whole day to play
Eastern Suburbs Line, about 400m east of Bondi Junction Station.
Best coffee eastern suburbs
Cafe near The Australian Museum - 2point0coffee.com is the best cafe, coffee shop, caterers and takeaway located in Stanley Street Darlinghurst, Sydney where you can get best breakfast, soups, pancakes, brunch, juices, party platters, healthy office lunch and more. Visit us today! www.2point0coffee.com/
Eastern Suburbs Art Deco: Kings Theatre (Clovelly, Sydney)
This was the last cinema to be built and opened for the Kings Theatres chain. It opened on the 24th of June 1939 with Ronald Coleman in “If I were King” and Dennis O'Keefe in “Burn ‘em Up O'Connor”. It has the familiar 'Kings’ Art Deco style on the exterior, but with a brick facing originally. Seating was provided for 593 in the stalls, 168 in the front circle and 184 in the rear circle. In early 1959, the brick facade was rendered in cement. Just after that, the Kings Theatre was closed on 25th April 1959 with Stanley Baker in “Violent Playground” and Norman Wisdom in “Just My Luck”. It was converted into a RSL Club which closed in 2012. The former Kings Theatre sat disused for several years before being converted into a child care centre where it continues to serve families in the surrounding community. Source: Cinema Treasures.