Archibald Fountain at Night, Hyde Park, Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Archibald Fountain at Night, Hyde Park, Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Archibald Fountain was built in 1932 and stands above St James Station in the northern end of the Hyde Park. The Archibald Memorial Fountain, widely regarded as the finest public fountain in Australia, is located in Hyde Park, in central Sydney, New South Wales. It is named after J.F. Archibald, owner and editor of The Bulletin magazine, who bequeathed funds to have it built. Archibald specified that it must be designed by a French artist, both because of his great love of French culture and to commemorate the association of Australia and France in World War I. He imagined its civic design and ornamentation developing to rival his dream city Paris. The artist chosen was Francois Sicard. The fountain was unveiled on 14 March 1932 by the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Samuel Walder.

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  • Kris Koeller - September 19, 2011 - 1:51 am

    Great long exposure with excellent sharpness. Nicely done.

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