Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Australian Museum, William Street


This fountain at Cook and Phillip Park is located in the square opposite the Australian Museum in William Street. The two buildings seen here are extensions to the original museum. The Collections and Research Building on the left was completed in 2008 and the Parkes-Farmer Wing on the right was completed in 1963. I featured a photo of the heritage listed, neo-classical Barnet Wing built in the 1880s in College Street here. The colourful banners along William Street were scattered throughout the city a few weeks ago for New Years Eve celebrations.

29 comments:

  1. Three wonderful things: fountains, festivals and photos! Thank you for visiting My Muskoka !

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  2. do you go swimming underneath of that water fountain? it's Ian Thorpe's aquatic centre, it's not cheap getting in and swim there though.

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  3. It's very pretty and looks so nice and warm! I like the little palm tree.

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  4. My 389 bus goes through the middle of this photo but I have never thought to picture the museum from the cathedral. Reminds me that I want to go into the museum in the next couple of weeks.

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  5. Amazing place and lovely shot :-)

    (@^.^@)

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  6. Lindz, this is actually above the Cook and Phillip Aquatic and Fitness Centre. I haven't swum here. The Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre is across the other side of the city at Ultimo.

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  7. @J Bar... oh I see I thought they are just the same, shows I really out of touch lol!! thanks for that.

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  8. Would be possible to spend half the day outside, looking and listening to the water, while forgetting to go inside.

    How nice to see that there is such a clean and large space available - what a contrast to Athens.

    Please have a nice Wednesday.

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  9. Architecturally striking. The fountain is a nice addition. Looks like a great place to spend the day!

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  10. I'm not sure what I think about those water features along that block. Sometimes I like them, sometimes I don't, although you can get some good reflections at times.

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  11. Pretty fountain. I like the architecture of the two buildings. Though I thought it was just one long building.

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  12. nice shots..Hope I can be in suatralia someday

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  13. Thank you for sharing. I so much enjoy your pictures. I always try to find a point of recognition.

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  14. «Louis» has added a link to your blog in the lower right sidebar of his San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

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  15. Thanks Louis la Vache. I appreciate that.

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  16. That's a lovely fountain! It looks so warm there. :)

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  17. What a wonderful fountain! That would be delightful to walk past on a hot summer day. Beautiful capture!

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  18. The museum building looks very impressive. The fountain must be a joy on a hot summer day.

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  19. lovely fountain! you'll never go wrong with fountain shots! amazing!

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  20. Wonderful fountain and great shot:-)
    Have a nice day!

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