Saturday, 13 June 2009

Sydney Olympic Park, Discobolus

Discobolus, is a monument located in Stockroute Park that links the Sydney Olympic Park site to the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece. The steel discus measures seven metres in diameter, with a mid section made of armour plated glass featuring images of a discus thrower. The marble monuments scattered around the park celebrate the Greek origins of many Australians and the spirit of Hellenism. The Cyprus pines, olive trees and Australian eucalyptus reinforce the connection between the original home of the Olympics and the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. There was once a view of the Olympic Stadium from this site but this has now been blocked by a row of office blocks behind the monument.

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