Saturday, 8 October 2011

Botanic Gardens, Woolloomooloo Gate, fountain

A pair of these simple fountains sit outside the Woolloomooloo Gate of the Royal Botanic Gardens, along Mrs Macquaries Drive. The gate was originally built in 1873 as the main southern entrance to The Domain. It was moved during the construction of the Cahill Expressway to its present position and became known as the Woolloomooloo Gate because it overlooks the suburb of Woolloomooloo.

23 comments:

  1. Botanic Gardens are great places for photographs galore.
    Bon weekend,
    V

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  2. I love the Botanic Gardens! Were the Wooloomooloo Gates built to memorialise any particular person or event?

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  3. Hels, the gate was originally built in 1873 as the main southern entrance to The Domain. It was moved during the construction of the Cahill Expressway to its present position and became known as the Wooloomooloo Gate because it overlooks that suburb.

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  4. I, too, love Botanic Gardens and what a lovely one this one looks to be! And I love the name -- Woolloomooloo Gate!! Definitely the best smile this morning! Thanks for sharing the beauty, Jim! Have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  5. I like this fountain -- simple, but simply perfect.

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  6. This is great! Love the contrast to the modern background buildings and the cacti.

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  7. A terrific shot, and I like the skyline!

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  8. I love this entry. It is so minimalist. And appropriate for a dry environment.

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  9. A very nice photo of what looks like a great place!

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  10. They need to pump up the fountain volume, very tranquil.

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  11. A beautiful photo, Jim. The fountains are just enough to keep the water moving, but not enough to make waves and prevent reflections.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  12. I love Royal Botanic Gardens. It is a great place to visit. Beautiful photo.

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  13. We had dinner at a restaurant on the Woolloomooloo pier, looking out towards the Botanic Gardens. The bats flying out of the gardens at dusk was a sight we will never forget.

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  14. Dave, that would have been a spectacular sight at that time of the evening.

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  15. The imposing gates and surrounding area invite an exploration of the gardens.

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  16. Estupendas las fotos que nos dejas. Un placer haber vuelto por tu casa.

    Saludos y un abrazo.

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  17. Beautiful entrance from the southern side Jim, was just thinking about Dave's comment about the bats, what a sight that must have been.

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