Sydney is relatively young in comparison to European cities. It has a mixture of both old and modern architecture (Sydney Rediscovered - Sydney Harbour). We were fortunate to exchange our home for a lovely place in the inner suburb of Erskineville, neighbouring Newtown, with its eclectic mix of shops. (Sydney Rediscovered - Playing the Tourist)
|Inner suburban homes|
|Our home exchange on left|
|City of Parramatta Town Hall|
|Department of Education building|
The New South Wales (NSW) Education Building occupies an entire city block, bounded by Bridge, Loftus, Bent and Young Streets and Farrer Place in central Sydney. It is an important example of the Edwardian architecture during the period 1915 to 1930.
|General Post Office, N° 1 Martin Place|
With its Italian renaissance architcture the General Post Office in Martin Place was constructed in stages from 1866-91. It is the most notable work in the city by colonial architect James Barnet. The Post Office now retains a relatively small presence at the site with it now being used for cafés, bars and restaurants.
|Waiting by J. Seward Johnson Jr (grandson of co-founder of Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company) at Australia Square|
|Customs House, Circular Quay|
Customs House is conveniently located at Circular Quay. It has a café and restaurant. A enormous model of the city centre is showcased under the glass of the ground floor. Definitely worthwhile visiting. You can also read newspapers, browse information about visiting Sydney and access free wi-fi.
City of Parramatta Town Hall, 182 Church Street Parramatta NSW 2150
Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000Department of Education Building, 35-39 Bridge Street, Sydney, NSW 2000