We also noticed this mural down Nithsdale Lane in central Sydney. It’s a collaboration between three street/public artists – The Yok, Beastman and Numskull. The mural is over five years old and is tagged in a few places, but is still impressive.
Towards the end of our one-day stopover in Sydney, we visited the Victorian era Strand Arcade. Built in 1891, the shop-lined arcade was looking especially colourful in the gathering dusk.
While we were in Sydney, we also wandered through the opulent, late 19th century Queen Victoria Building (aka the QVB).
And stopped to admire the two large and impressive clocks hanging from the roof.
Consequently, the distinctive Sydney Tower seemed to pop up in many of our photos. The building was completed in 1981 and is 309m tall (to the top of the spire).
During our one day stopover in Sydney, we also walked through Hyde Park several times.
Along the way, we stopped to admire the statue of Governor Macquarie (top), the Archibald Fountain (above) and this small fountain supported by rather fanciful dolphins.
From the Art Gallery of New South Wales, we walked across the Domain to Sydney Hospital. The building stands on the site of the old Rum Hospital, as described in the plaque above. From front, the current hospital looks rather grim.
However the central courtyard is much more likeable, with an ornamental fountain and plenty of interesting architectural details.
We also ran into William Shakespeare during our visit to Sydney in May. This is the Shakespeare Room at the State Library of New South Wales. The mock Tudor room was built in the 1940s and has many books by and about Shakespeare.
We especially liked the stained glass windows, which depict the Seven Ages of Man, from “As You Like It”. The first two are shown below – “At first the infant, mewling and puking in his nurse’s arms. Then the whining school-boy with his satchel”.