A GUIDE TO HYDE PARK, SYDNEY
Another lovely green space in Sydney CBD
There is nothing like a lovely green space in a busy city, where you can escape to for some quiet time or wander amongst the tree-lined pathways and forget your daily worries. Well, Hyde Park offers you just that.
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There are several notable statues and monuments in the park, such as the ANZAC Memorial, which is housed in a large marble art deco building, surrounded by fountains at both entrances. If you have been to the beautiful War Memorial in Canberra (>>>>> CLICK HERE >>>>>), you will notice that both memorials are very similar in style. Here you will find a collection of artifacts from the World Wars, as well as other conflicts up until the 1990s. It is free to enter.
There is a statue of Captain Cook, who helped to discover Australia and map the east coast. He is stood high on a plinth, holding a telescope, and looking quite serious. Also, check out the Archibald Fountain, named after J.F Archibald, with its beautiful water feature and surrounded by imposing-looking statues. It is a popular meeting point in the park. When you walk here from the ANZAC Memorial towards the fountain, you’ll notice some of the trees lean towards each other and form a
cathedral-like roof. It’s really cool and reminds me of the Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland, where the King’s Road was filmed for the TV show Game of Thrones.
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Thanks for reading my post on my visit to Hyde Park in Sydney. It’s a great place to visit from the sometimes overwhelming crowds that can descend upon the city, so this is a lovely little green space to go, for some fresh air and a bit of nature.
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