Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Hyde Park, Frazer Fountain

The Frazer fountain is a sandstone drinking fountain located at the College Street entrance of Hyde Park South. It is one of two Frazer drinking fountains donated to the city by John Frazer MLC, a wealthy businessman and philanthropist. They were designed by Thomas Sapsord in the Gothic architectural style, sculpted by Mittagong sculptor Lawrence Beveridge and installed in 1881. In 1934, the taps and drinking cups were replaced with a bubble fountain in keeping with changing attitudes towards health and hygiene and underwent restoration in 2016.

10 comments:

  1. I always enjoy your photos and hope some day to see some of the sights you've shown me with my own eyes. Thank you for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/01/fun-with-textures-in-photoshop.html

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  2. i Love that park! Such a great place to have a picnic!

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    1. It's an oasis in the middle of the concrete jungle.

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  3. It is always interesting that we had Gothic architecture and decoration in 1881 out in the colonies. The sandstone looks wonderful.

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  4. I would have to wear my best suit to drink from this fountain Jim.

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  5. You find amazing things in Sydney. Love the Gothic design.

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  6. Beautiful, beautiful arch by this fountain! The shadows of the leaves in the foreground are add an extra touch:) Many thanks for sharing this with All Seasons, Jim! Wishing you a great summer week!

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