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Archibald Fountain - Sydney Australia by TarJakArt Archibald Fountain - Sydney Australia by TarJakArt
The Archibald Fountain, properly called the J. F. Archibald Memorial Fountain is located in Hyde Park, in central Sydney, New South Wales. It is named after J. F. Archibald, owner and editor of The Bulletin magazine, who bequeathed funds to have it built. Archibald specified that it must be designed by a French artist, both because of his great love of French culture and to commemorate the association of Australia and France in World War I. He wished Sydney to aspire to Parisian civic design and ornamentation. The artist chosen was François-Léon Sicard, who completed it in Paris in 1926 but never saw the sculpture in situ in Sydney, where it was unveiled on 14 March 1932 by the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Samuel Walder.  This was taken on a hot summer Sunday with a lot of people out and about in the city.  The fountain is a popular meeting place close to the centre of the city.  

Canon EOS 500D with Canon EF STM 50mm 1/200s @ f/1.8 ISO 100. Post processed in Photoshop CS6 with RayaPro
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mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016
Wow, I'm amazed about this beauty!
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TarJakArt Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.  Glad you like it.
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