The flowers of fall

A walk in the Park – Hyde Park: A photo essay

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Named after its cousin in London, the Sydney Hyde Park is am emerald wrapped bounty in the heart of the city. Gushing in green all around, the shaded boulevards make for an amazing walk anytime of the day. Having visited the Australian Museum and St. Mary’s cathedral, I wrapped off my day in this oasis of peacefulness that is Hyde Park. Once devoid of trees, today the park is a picturesque postcard wrapped in greenery and peppered with many a fountain and statue (including the famous Archibald Fountain). Take a walk through the Park in this photo essay:

Apollo stands enigmatically with his harp at the Archibald Fountain
Apollo stands enigmatically with his harp at the Archibald Fountain
The ANZAC war memorial, shimmering on the Pool of reflection
The ANZAC war memorial, shimmering on the Pool of reflection
The flowers of fall
The flowers of fall
How green was my alley
How green was my alley
The flowers will always be beautiful - we just need the time to look at them
The flowers will always be beautiful – we just need the time to look at them
A couple enjoying the solitude of the Sandringham Garden fountains
A couple enjoying the solitude of the Sandringham Garden fountains
Artemis, the goddess of hunting is flanked by a stag and her hunting dogs at the Archibald fountain
Artemis, the goddess of hunting is flanked by a stag and her hunting dogs at the Archibald fountain
War memorial tribute to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who had laid down their lives representing Australia in wars
War memorial tribute to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who had laid down their lives representing Australia in wars
The tree and the torch
The tree and the torch
The flowers of fall
The flowers of fall
The ANZAC war memorial
The ANZAC war memorial
James Cook doesn't seem very happy: 'C'mon folks, I gave you an entire country and look at what you're doing to it :P
James Cook doesn’t seem very happy. He seems to be saying: ‘C’mon folks, I gave you an entire country and look at what you’re doing to it’ 😛
Designed after the Cleopatra's needle (one of three obelisks brought from Luxor to decorate London, NY and Paris) at London, this obelisk was initially used as a sewerage duct vent to allow the escape of noxious gases way back in 1857
Designed after the Cleopatra’s needle (one of three obelisks brought from Luxor to decorate London, NY and Paris) at London, this obelisk was initially used as a sewerage duct vent to allow the escape of noxious gases way back in 1857
One of the entrances to the Hyde Park - now what do the initials stand for? Wouldn't Harry Potter be happy!
One of the entrances to the Hyde Park – now what do the initials stand for? Wouldn’t Harry Potter be happy!
A quiet corner at the Sandringham Gardens section
A quiet corner at the Sandringham Gardens section
Who said Autumn can't be colorful with flower?
Who said Autumn can’t be colorful with flower?
The fountains at Sandringham Gardens
The fountains at Sandringham Gardens
St. Mary's Cathedral towers in the backdrop with its unmistakable twin spires
St. Mary’s Cathedral towers in the backdrop with its unmistakable twin spires
Artemis at the Archibald fountian
Artemis at the Archibald fountain
Another installation at the park
Another installation at the park
Theseus slays the bull at the Archibald fountain
Theseus slays the bull at the Archibald fountain
Hey! Mr. Bubble man, make a bubble for me I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to...
Hey! Mr. Bubble man, make a bubble for me
I’m not sleepy and there is no place I’m going to…

 

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