Wednesday, 18 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 Theseus slaying the Minotaur which represents the sacrifice for the good of humanity. Over the last three weeks, I featured the sculpture of Apollo from the central plinth along with the sculptures of Artemis and Jason from the other granite plinths radiating from the central pedestal.
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  1. Olá, adorei conhecer seu blog e seu trabalho. Suas fotografias são lindíssimas, parabéns. Estarei seguindo seu blog pra voltar novamente. Um abraço e que 2012 seja um ano maravilhoso pra ti.

  2. very excellent composition! i wish i had taken more time at this fountain when i was there a few weeks ago...!!!

  3. Great shot, Jim. This looks quite heroically Hellenistic rather than classical Greek.

  4. Excellent. Great statue and great photo.

  5. Makes one wonder whether time has changed much since.

    Nevertheless an impressive piece of art. Please have you all a good Wednesday.

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  6. The old Archibald is an impressive fountain! Like grand action frozen in time! Great photo!

  7. Excellent capture and wonderful fountain!
    Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment;o)

    Happy day****

  8. Very artistic shot. I admire how you find an interesting photography subject that would attract your reader's eyes.

  9. Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I'm impressed! Extremely useful information specially the last part :) I care for such information much. Thank you and good luck.


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