Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Kings Cross, El Alamein Fountain

The El Alamein Memorial Fountain is a heritage-listed fountain and war memorial located at Fitzroy Gardens, along Macleay Street in the inner city locality of Kings Cross. It was designed by Australian architect Robert Woodward and installed in 1961. It was commissioned as a memorial to soldiers who died in the Battle of El Alamein, Egypt in 1942 during World War II.


  1. A small part of me is in that fountain. It was Christmas 1965 and I was going overseas by myself for the first time. Perhaps it was anxiety, perhaps combined with my first alcohol.. but I thought the spraying water would be cooling.

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    1. I'm not sure if it was specifically designed as a dandelion but it is often described that way.

  3. It's a beautiful design and a nice tribute to the soldiers.

  4. This is so beautiful, Tom! It does remind be of a dandelion seed head which is a lovely thing.

  5. It is so old now, but just as mesmerising.

  6. What a wonderful fountain! Dandelion style...Arianna

  7. Perfect photo of a gorgeous work of art.


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