I had a little spare time in Sydney, so I got out from our accommodation and wandered around nearby.
The Archibald Fountain is in Hyde Park. It is named after J. F. Archibald, owner and editor of The Bulletin magazine, who bequeathed funds to have it built. He also bequeathed the money for the Archibald Prize. The fountain was designed by François-Léon Sicard, and its classical figures are in keeping with the European tradition.
Nearby is St Mary’s Cathedral with a statue of Pope John Paul II in the grounds.
At another entrance to Hyde Park is the Oddfellows memorial.
Meanwhile, over at the QV Building is a statue of Queen Victoria. I read that this statue was originally erected in Dublin, but it was removed in 1948 and was located after some sleuthing in a yard from where it was transported to Sydney where it was renovated and unveiled in its present location in 1987. On the day I took the photo, a bagpiper was busking in front of it, hence I took the photo from the side.