Friday, 3 January 2014

34C, stifling humidity

Archibald Fountain, Hyde Park North

The Archibald Fountain completed in March 1932, was a gift to the people of Sydney by the founder and publisher of "The Bulletin", Jules Francois Archibald. It commemorates the friendship between Australia and France. The sculptor was Francois Sicard. When the wind picks up, nothing is unblessed.

6 comments:

hamilton said...

and to think this morning we had -34C! it has warmed up a bit now.

Joe said...

Beautiful sculpture Julie. Your comment "when the wind picks up nothing is unblessed" made me smile. Cheers Joe.

Red Nomad OZ said...

I'm sure it's no accident that the water 'dresses' the statue in what looks like a Moulin Rouge dancer outfit!! Happy New Year!!

G. W. Bill Miller said...

The little town I grew up in was built largely from bricks made from a local clay pit.

Julie said...

Bill, Sydney from the air shows that the inner-city areas were built from bricks locally sourced.

Virginia said...

Fabulous composition here JUlie and might I add that it's great to see you again.
xx
V