|Below Left: The Victor Chang memorial opposite St Vincent's Hospital in Darlinghurst|
Below Right: Oxford Square near the intersection with Riley Street
|Top: Gothic folly in Hyde Park|
Below both: The Albert Square folly that is a traffic hazzard!
And finally, the memorial fountain to Lewis Wolfe Levy, a Member of the Legislative Council who died in 1888, erected in the Royal Botanic Gardens by his bereft family. This has four (four!) water fountains, one on each corner. They all work, and water spouts out the mouths of lions on the super-structure. Who was he? He was born in London in 1815, died in Sydney in 1885 and had 15 children – sufficient one might think. What did he do? A businessman, pastoralist and mercantilist, he became a Director of Prince Alfred Hospital and the Industrial Blind Institution, as well as the President of Macquarie Street Synagogue - a pillar of the establishment, in other words.
Middle ranking citizens, worried that their deeds would not suffice, needed a more permanent reminder of their existence. ‘The lone and level sands stretch far away.’
Source: 'Water, water, everywhere' - City of Sydney