Thursday, 5 February 2015

Barrack Street, sculpture

This bronze statue stands in the middle of the Barrack Street mall. It was a gift from the Mayor of Athens to the Mayor of Sydney in 2000, for the Sydney Olympic Games. It is a copy of a 4th century bronze of the Greek Goddess Athena (sculptor unknown). It stands in front of the first head office of the Commonwealth Bank which was built in 1849 in the Classical Revival architectural style. The building was restored in 1982 and now houses the Athenian Greek Restaurant.

26 comments:

  1. Let's hope the Athenian Restaurant never moves away from this statue :)

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  2. He looks a bit like he is directing traffic.

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  3. A wonderful statue of great gift for all!

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  4. She looks like she's inviting you to take her hand!

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  5. I see fences bit main picture is the statue. Awesome!

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  6. I would love to be sitting there in the background...having my lunch.

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  7. Beautiful statue. Looks like it's the main feature of a great gathering place.

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  8. Beautiful statue outside an impressive building

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  9. Nice statue and fencing. I like the balcony railing on the building.

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  10. Enjoy anything that I see from your country. Wish I could go back and see things in person.

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  11. A very special gift from one city to another.

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  12. An impressive statue Jim. I wouldn't mind sampling the restaurant's cuisine!

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  13. Looks like this is the perfect setting for this statue. Also what better place for a Greek restaurant than a Greek Revival building?

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