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Favorite thing: Commissioned by the Women's Pioneer Society of Australasia in recognition of the courage and endurance displayed by the pioneer women.
Part of the BiCentennial celebrations it was unveiled in 1988 by Lady Rowland.
The sculptor was Kolozsy.
Fondest memory: It's located just back from Circular Quay in Jessie Street Gardens, along with some other nice works.
- Women's Travel
- Arts and Culture
The Ibero-American Plaza
Favorite thing: If you head immediately south of Central Station after exiting through the eastern side you'll come across the Ibero-American Plaza that commemorates the contribution of Spanish and Portugese speaking peoples to the history of Australia.
It was opened in 2000 and features a series of busts in line along a sunken footpath.
Fondest memory: Also in the area, just before you get there, you'll notice some frescoes that depict working life in Australia over the last couple of centuries.
They're worth a look also as you might be able to gather from pics 3 & 4.
- Arts and Culture
- Historical Travel
Favorite thing: Essentially, the city is shaped like a standing rectangle. In the north, there is Circular Quay and the Rocks, one of the tourist attractions. To the Southwest, lies Darling Harbour. Connecting these two places, is George Street. George Street has a lot of stores and restaurants of the common variety and is worth a look for more mundane interests like bookstores, shoe stores, discount shops etc. Use the buses that run up and down George street to get between the sides of the city. In the dead center of town lies Hyde Park, like a green oasis. South of there is the Spanish Quarter, an interesting and very multicultural area good for shopping and eating. In the lower west corner of the city lies Chinatown and in the lower east corner lies King's Cross, consisting mostly of cheap eats, sex shops and strip joints. In the northeast corner of the rectangle, are the botanic gardens and beyond them, the suburb of Wooloomooloo, where the Australian navy moors their ships.
Fondest memory: I found it easiest to orient myself from Hyde Park, which is more or less in the center of the city. From there it is a short walk to any destination you choose to start with. Pretty in its own right, its not to be missed. The city isn't really large, so you can walk quite a few places. In the afternoon, try the public transit.
Take a look at the El Alamein...
Take a look at the El Alamein Water Fountain, shaped like a big dandelion, on the Fitzroy Gardens at Kings Cross. The El Alamein Fountain is Sydney's homage to the fibre-optic lamp. You can seat in the nearby cafe and enjoy the fountain or simply watch life unfold as visitors and unofficial residents of the gardens gather around it.
Take a visit on Martin Place...
Take a visit on Martin Place that's situated in Sydney's central business district. This major promenade is a site for civic events. These include the lightning of Christmas tree (see picture), Easter, ANZAC Day and Concerts. The recently refurbished historic GPO building and the Cenotaph, a memorial to the fallen Australian soldiers are of interest. The later being the main focus of ceremonies on Anzac Day (April 25) and Remembrance Day (November 11). Passage, a recent addition to the Place is a stainless steel and timber sculpture designed by NSW artist, Anne Graham.
See for more pictures in the City Views travelogue please.
Fountens and monuments
Favorite thing: You don't have to search for this things you will find easily this places withfountens and monuments.
Hyde Park in the center of...
Favorite thing: Hyde Park in the center of Sydney, this park is so beautifully set up..I love reading by the shade in a summers day.
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