Thursday, 5 March 2009

Botanic Gardens, Governor Phillip Fountain

The Governor Phillip Fountain is a magnificent sculpture and fountain in the Royal Botanic Gardens, close to Macquarie Street. Created by the Italian sculptor Achille Simonetti, it honours Captain Arthur Phillip, the first Governor of New South Wales. The fountain was unveiled during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations (60 years) of the reign of Queen Victoria in 1897.


  1. I like this composition with these modern buildings in the background! Nice shot!

  2. The botanical gardens are very special to me, my first encounter with Australian trees and plants, 35 Years ago.

  3. This is a very weird design choice: "Roman figures" honouring a "colonial hero" during the late "Victorian era". But it seems to work well.



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