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Archibald Fountain is considered Australia's most beautiful public fountain. This group of fountains featuring bronze sculpture art is located in the northern part of Hyde Park. Fountains were built in 1932 and funded by J.F. Archibald, founder of the newspaper industry, and named after donors. They were built in memory of the French and Australian allied forces in World War I. The design of the fountain draws inspiration from the architecture and art of ancient Greece and Rome. The flowing fountain depicts a picture of Apollo surrounded by mysterious animals and animals. Apollo in the statue, with a Guqin in his left hand and an extended right hand, seems to comfort all living beings. Apollo's outstretched hand pointed to the east of St. Mary's Cathedral. Behind him was a fan-shaped jet of water representing the light of the sun. Behind him were three groups of Greek mythological gods and several groups of bronze sculptures in the pool. Designed by French sculptor Francois Sicard, the fountain is very romantic. The three groups of figures are all nude to express their meanings. The fountain is parallel to the west side of the cathedral. Behind it are the towering trees of Hyde Park. On sunny days, the cathedral can be seen from here. It has an unparalleled beauty. Archibald Fountain has long been recognized as a unique tourist attraction in Australia, as well as a venue for street performers and meetings of political groups.

Archibald Fountain
Archibald Fountain
Archibald Fountain
Archibald Fountain