Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Martin Place, fountains

These three bronze bowl fountains are located at the top of Martin Place, between Macquarie Street and Phillip Street. They represent the washrooms found at the rear of the Georgian houses in Sydney. They were placed at the rear of the houses, with water carried from the Tank Stream for use in the kitchen and washing clothes. The flowers and plants are part of the 'Living Colour' floral displays. The heritage North Wing of Sydney Hospital can be seen in the distance.

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  1. Not sure why, but this scenic display looks very French to me. I think of Versailles. The bowl fountains are enchanting.

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    1. I have walked past them many times but had no idea of the history behind them.

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  2. A wonderful city you folks have there



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
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  3. I love the simplicity and link to history in this artwork Jim.

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  4. I love walking to parks with this kind of fountain so cool.

    Thank you for joining Water World Wednesday
    Kim,USA

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  5. Lovely! I like both the fountains and the colourful flowers.

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  6. What a great photo of a beautiful scene.

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  7. Beautiful public spaces are so precious. Great photo

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  8. We are very lucky to live in a country where even in the great urban centres, we have much green and beautiful flowers around, Jim.
    Many thanks for your participation in Floral Friday Fotos!

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