Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Botanic Gardens, Queen Elizabeth II Gates

The Queen Elizabeth II Gate at the Royal Botanic Gardens is located along the foreshore of Farm Cove, near the Sydney Opera House. This was the original entrance to the botanic gardens, then known as the "Man O’ War Gate" because Farm Cove had been a commonly used sheltered anchorage for warships and their crews came ashore nearby at the Man O' War Steps. They were renamed in 1954 during the first royal visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Australia. The botanic gardens also features the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial, which commemorates where the queen first set foot on Australian soil.

14 comments:

  1. Those pillars look like HUGE chess pieces! I love the ironwork!
    Long live the Queen~!

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  2. I have the same idea with Leif, it seems like a huge checkers! I wonder what is inside the garden...

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  3. Dindin MK, if you click on the "Botanic Gardens" label, you will see all my posts from this wonderful place.

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  4. Nothing against the queen but I like the old name better.

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  5. I like it when they kept the pillars unpainted.

    This morning, they arrested the Captain of the ship.

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  6. Hi JBar
    thanks for your visit to sunny Qld.
    I hope Sydney is warming up...
    Happy Days

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  7. This is indeed a very grand gateway to a very special place.

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  8. Beautiful shot and interesting informations as always.

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  9. That's immediately what I thought too Jim as soon as I saw this picture, they really are like the Queen on a chess board. Stately entrance to the Botanical Gardens!

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  10. The tops of those columns look like Chinese hats! :)
    Lovely ironwork as well.
    V

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  11. This is a lovely scene. I like the fence details and the water in the background.

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