Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Hyde Park, Archibald Fountain

The Archibald Fountain is a magnificent art deco style fountain located in Hyde Park. It was designed by French artist Francois Sicard and unveiled on 14 March 1932. It features mythological characters of ancient Greece. On one of the granite plinths radiating from the central pedestal is a bronze sculpture of Jason with the Golden Fleece and the good things of the earth. Over the last two weeks, I featured the sculpture of Apollo from the central plinth and the sculpture of Artemis from another granite plinth radiating from the central pedestal.

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful art-deco fountain -- and, yes I have enjoyed the mythology-based tour here over the past couple of weeks! You are a great guide Jim!

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  2. As you say Jim, a magnificent fountain, and beautifully captured here.

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  3. I do so appreciate the talent of sculptors. Thanks for sharing this wonderful example.

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  4. Beautiful fountain. I love natural lighting too.

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  5. Excellent capture! There's something about a fountain...and this one is exceptionally beautiful!

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  6. Great fountain. Sorry about Mr. Linky. I update it and re-entered your link for you.

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  7. Beautiful fountain and a superb capture as always, Jim! Love the turtles!!! Thanks for another great tour! Enjoy your week!

    Sylvia

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  8. wonderful fountain and perfect light in your image ~

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  9. A great shot and a good advertisement for the local gym.

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  10. Once I went to Versailles and walked the garden, sadly and unfortunately the fountains were all turned off!!
    They would have to be spectacular to match the Archibald Fountain in full blast!

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  11. it is a nice fountain and an old one. I like his six pack.

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  12. The turtle spitting out the water makes me laugh!

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  13. I like the turtle, this is good taste and not coming from the other end.

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  14. Ann, well I suppose you are right. It would be quite distasteful if the water was coming out the other end. :)

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  15. Australia is truly a beautiful country! I would like to visit this beautiful fountain and take its picture. It seems like a great deal to visit this country and experience life at its best. Experience Australia!

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