Monday, 20 January 2014

State Library of New South Wales, statue

This bronze statue of Lieutenant General Sir Richard Bourke (1777–1855) stands outside the State Library of New South Wales, off Macquarie Street. He was an Irish-born Governor of New South Wales from 1831-1837. The sculpture on a granite plinth was created by Edward Hodges Baily and unveiled in 1842.


  1. Yes, wonderful sharpness, exquisite outlook, nice photo!

  2. He's a very grand looking fellow!
    Happy SIMC, jj

  3. Very imposing and a very nice click. Dropping by from SIMC.

  4. Very imposing - have a great week ahead!

  5. impressive, thanks for sharing, have a nice Monday

    much love...

  6. Hi Jim,

    The building seems even more splendid with the blue sky in the background.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a Happy Blue Monday!

  7. Very nice shot Jim! Postcard-worthy! :)

    Happy Blue Monday!

  8. I love to visit because I can feel the warmth from your photograph.
    It's a stunning statue captured in brilliant light.
    That cloudless blue sky isn't bad either ;D
    Happy Blue Monday to you


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