Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Botany, Sir Joseph Banks Park, sculpture

The Sir Joseph Banks Park is located in the eastern suburb of Botany. Originally, the Sir Joseph Banks Pleasure Gardens, they were the main attraction of the old Sir Joseph Banks Hotel in the 19th Century. In the 1840s and 1850s the Sir Joseph Banks Zoological and Botanical Gardens at this site featured the colony's first zoo with such animals such as kangaroos, elephants, tigers, bears camels and gorillas. It is commemorated by sculptured life-sized, life-like zoo animals such as this gorilla in the children's playground, created in 1988.

12 comments:

  1. A great shot there of a wonderful sculpture :)
    Ruth (Tawny Moon Studio)

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  2. Great sculpture!! Boomer & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    1. Jack, you'll be happy to know that there is a sculpture of a kangaroo too but the gorilla really grabbed my attention. :)

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  4. What a sculpture!Have a great day!

    Shantana

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  5. Quite a scary looking sculpture. Hope it doesn't give the children nightmares.

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  6. Geez, I would not like to run into him in a dark alley!

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  7. Perfect statue for a zoo, they are cool animals. Great shot!

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  8. What a great capture of this sculpture, Jim!
    Warm greetings from Holland,
    Anna :))

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  9. Better a statue than an unhappy gorilla. Great shot, Jim.
    K

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