These are the gates to the Royal Botanic Gardens when entering from the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House.
If you recall, last week I went to an exhibition at the foundry of Wrought-Artworks, down at the Australian Technology Park in Eveleigh, the old Railway Loco-workshops. I showed you a video of their work, and in it Guido spoke about their commission to 'renovate' the wrought iron in these gates.
On Sunday, I deliberately entered the Botanic Gardens via this gate, not through the forecourt, but up and over the Tarpeian Way at the rear of Government House. It is a glorious walk. And lo and behold, the workmanship in these gates is a joy! The little red 'engine' is a free service to move visitors around the Botanic Gardens. The water in the final shot is Sydney Harbour, specifically Farm Cove. There can be few better walks in Sydney than from these gates around to Mrs Macquries's Chair at the tip of The Domain.
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