Saturday, July 27, 2019

The Powerhouse Museum & Signage Ultimo (27 July 2019)

The Powerhouse Museum opened at 500 Harris Street the same month I moved to Sydney to work for the ABC. After temporary accomodation in the Cross, I moved to a unit at 313 Harris Street Ultimo just up the road from the Powerhouse. Later, the ABC was to move to 700 Harris Street and me with it.

View from the forecourt of the Powerhouse Museum
100 years of the Bauhaus
 The Powerhouse has a wonderful collection of ceramics, textiles and technology displayed in a wonderful industrial building. The building was a powerhouse for Sydney's extensive tramwork.

The museum recognises and celebrates Australian and International Industrial Design.

Locomotive No. 1 brings to life the age of steam travel, which began in 1855 when this very locomotive hauled New South Wales’ first train...

THE event of yesterday was the triumph, not only of science over natural difficulties, but of the spirit of enlightenment and civilization over prejudice and worldly mindedness. 1855 'OPENING OF THE SYDNEY RAILWAY.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 27 September, p. 4. , viewed 27 Jul 2019,

Enigma Machine and Apple 1
Wombat Crossing, Thomas Street Ultimo.

‘Wombat crossing’ (childrens crossing) sign Made 1999-2000
"Road signs are now ubiquitous in our urban environment, linked to the development and spread in the twentieth century of motor vehicles and the services that grew to support them. In the 1930s"...

 Signage around Ultimo

Community Notice Board, Ultimo
Shared Path, MaryAnn St Ultimo

Shared Path, MaryAnn St Ultimo
Shared Path, MaryAnn St Ultimo

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