Thursday, 5 February 2009

Hyde Park, Frazer Fountain

This magnificent monument is Frazer fountain, a drinking fountain located up the stairs from College Street, opposite Sydney Boys Grammar and the Australian Museum. It was originally located at the entrance to Hyde Park at Oxford Street around 1908. It was later moved to the centre of the park and then moved again to this location in 1935, to make way for the Anzac Memorial and Pool of Rememberance.

6 comments:

  1. I reckon they should be installing more fountains around the city, not removing them because there is a water shortage.

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  2. I guess you will be needing drinking fountains throughout the city if the incredible temperatures continue.

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  3. And another heatwave is expected this weekend with temperatures over 40 degrees.

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  4. Looks a little careworn but still a marvellous structure.

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  5. The Frazer fountain certainly was a magnificent monument, made apparently of expensive Scottish granite. I wondered why they needed such old fashioned and rather heavy architecture in 1908. Then I assumed Mr Frazer wanted to leave his legacy as a man of substance and community largesse :)

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  6. That's interesting, Hels. I thought it was sandstone.

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