Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Sydney Parks - Archibald fountain

The Archibald fountain was erected in Hyde Park in 1932, a gift to the City of Sydney bequeathed in the will of J F Archibald.

It is intended to commemorate the association between Australia and France in world War one, and is the work of French sculptor Francois Sicard.

It depicts a bronze Apollo surrounded by other mythical figures. Horses' heads, dolphins and tortoises spray jets of water.

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