Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Botanic Gardens, bench

The Henry Kendall memorial seat is located near the Woolloomooloo Gate entrance of the Royal Botanic Gardens. The art deco style seat of carved sandstone was commissioned by Mrs A. Hamilton-Grey and designed by Wilfred Rhodes in memory of the poet Henry Kendall. It features two winged horses, Pegasus from Greek mythology, which were carved by L. Bicego in 1939. The back of the seat has inscribed lines from Kendall's works: "All my days have been the days of a laborious life and ever on my struggling soul has burnt the fierce light of this hurried sphere."


  1. ...Jim, this looks like a nice spot to sit in the shade on a hot day. Thanks for your visit, I hope that you have a wonderful week. 😀

  2. A very unique bench,haven't seen a carved one from stone before

  3. Lovely, and I can picture spending an afternoon sitting there reading a favorite book. Thanks for sharing with Pictorial Tuesday.

    Peabea from Peabea Scribbles

  4. I love seeing bits of your beautiful country!

  5. I enjoy your little tastes of Sydney. Happy exploring! and enjoy the rest of your week.


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