The Mercantile Hotel is the oldest Irish pub in Sydney. It's been trading continuously at 25 George St in The Rocks since 1915. So it's been there a bit over a century now.
It's just a stone's throw from the Sydney Harbour Bridge -- and that opened in 1932. Please check out my video below, which includes both these historical landmarks.
Bondi Junction is a heavily built up commercial area with lots of buildings erected in recent decades. So the Tea Gardens Hotel on Bronte Rd, in the suburb's teeming heart, stands out among them -- even though it's comparatively small.
This video gives you a sense of the pub in the context of its far more modern surroundings.
This is a tall stainless steel memorial to the famed landscape painter William Dobell. It's by bert Flugelman.
As you walk underneath it, you can see the reflections of cars and pedestrians pass by. So it's appearance changes constantly.
You can see this interesting effect briefly in this video I made of the structure.
The Salisbury Hotel is an elegant old art deco building in Percival Rd, Stanmore. Some details about its history are here.
Please check out the video below, which shows where it is in relation to the station, etc.
A couple of days ago in the late morning I was on my way into the Customs House Library, just opposite Circular Quay. I was pleasantly surprised to see the Bastille Festival starting up there.
It was a very cold day, but there were already plenty of people enjoying the food and wine on offer. I got these photos and a quick video while I was there.
Matt Hayden, blogger in Sydney, NSW.