Friday, 29 July 2011

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Railway Square YHA

Some time ago I showed you Sydney Harbour YHA. This time I poked my head inside the equally interesting (although not quite so well located) Railway Square YHA. This one is in the converted parcel shed at Central Station and uses old railway carriages for some of the rooms.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Restoration and Reuse

Julie's post showing a converted church reminded me that I had some shots of this former church at Kogarah which has been amalgamated into the surrounding office development and used as offices and medical suites.

Interestingly, a little researched showed that the Kirk Place development is an initiative of the Presbyterian Church - 
"The unique development, which provides much needed commercial medical suites within the Kogarah CBD and includes space and facilities for a revitalised Kogarah Presbyterian Church, has breathed new life into the Kogarah streetscape.
"Including three basement carparks, five levels of 800 square metres of commercial medical suites and a ground floor and plaza level, the development on the corner of Kensington and Derby streets (opposite St George Public Hospital) takes in the heritage protected original church built in 1893 and the Soldiers’ Memorial Presbyterian Church built in 1928."

Monday, 25 July 2011

East Coast Low

Last week, Sydney suffered under an east coast low pressure system which dumped a  month's worth of rain in one day on some areas. Wet, wild, windy and just plain miserable.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Winterfest Medieval Fair (13) - Swordplay - Re-enactors

This troupe presented a medieval tourney with knights and squires competing for the ladies' favour.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Winterfest Medieval Fair (11) - Swordplay - Educators

This group was more into education than spectacle, explaining the types of weapon and moves. They had one swordswoman, on the basis that in Renaissance Italy woman did swordplay for recreation.