The famous Archibald fountain is located in Sydney. This fountain was opened in 1932 and is best known in Australia. Francois Sikar became the architect of this beautiful fountain. Its main feature is a symbolic sculptural composition. There are three statues of ancient Roman gods– Apollo, Theseus and Diana- in the center of the composition. The composition symbolizes the relations of Australia and France, which developed in the years of the First World War. There are also figures of dolphins, horses and turtles. The fountain is situated in the beautiful Hyde Park, which is also among the greatest attractions of Australia. The fountain was named after the eminent political figure and journalist John Archibald, whom Australians continue to consider their national hero. The prominent journalist was known for his devotion to French culture and after one of the regular journeys to the far country, he even took the French alias, Jules Francois. Not long ago, the grandiose sculptural composition made of bronze, became not the only feature of the fountain. It was connected to the online radio due to which you can admire the harmonious flow of water to the stains of music. At night time, you can enjoy the fountain decorated with artful illumination. Near the Archibald fountain, you can meet newlyweds, who spend the photo shoot of their most happy day. Young and experienced artists like fountain for an inexhaustible flow of vital energy. These creative persons implement it in their works. In this fabulous location, you can also find street musicians, who perform for free masterpieces of local folklore and contemporary music.
Hyde Park North, Prince Albert Rd & Saint James Road, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: (+61) 2 9265 9618
33° 52′ 15.56″ S, 151° 12′ 42.55″ E