Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Herald Square, The Tank Stream Fountain

The Tank Stream Fountain is located in Herald Square, on the corner of George Street and Alfred Street near Circular Quay. It features a series of bronze fountains created by Stephen Walker and presented to the City of Sydney in 1981 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper in 1831. A plaque reads: “1788: A Stream flows into Sydney Cove. The European settlement of Australia begins along its sandstone banks. Soon drought strikes and storage tanks are carved from the stone, hence the name Tank Stream. The seasons pass. 1981: The Tank Stream Fountain recalls mankind's past dependence on this flowing stream and our links with life around the region.″

14 comments:

  1. Thank you for being a part of Seasons! At first a simple sculture, but the longer I look the more I see! Thank you for capturing this one. So apt that it is also a fountain:) Hope to see you next week at Seasons!

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  2. Interesting story. Glad you included it.

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  3. An appropriately fluid sculpture Jim.

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  4. Great shot and story behind it.
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/03/dominica-caribbean-jewel.html

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  5. Mmmh, I'm not quite sure if I like it. Maybe with another background ;) #greyworldnomads

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  6. Ah....a history lesson with a nice fountain as a reminder.
    JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

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  7. An interesting history and an interesting fountain to look at.

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  8. Great post, Jim!
    It was great having you participate in the Travel Tuesday meme, hope to see more of your posts there soon!

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