Sandringham Garden Reviews
シドニー中心部にあるハイドパーク内にある円形の広場です。中心部には噴水があり、夏には市民が多く訪れそうな場所だと感じました。訪問したのがオーストラリアの冬だったこともあり、あまり人はおらず落ち着いた雰囲気でした。 more »This circular square is located in Hyde Park in the heart of Sydney. There is a fountain in the center, and I felt that it is a place that a lot of citizens seem to visit in summer. It was winter in Australia that I visited, so there were not many people and it was a calm atmosphere.
I sat here whilst waiting for friends. Really lovely area of Hyde Park with stunning flowers all around. Loved watching the fountains too. Really relaxing oasis in the middle of sydney. more »
Serene spot, away from the hustle and bustle which is literally 100m from the water fountain. ❤ Relaxing, with St Mary's Cathedral as the backdrop. Have seen many having their lunch here. We managed to see the 2018 Little Sydney Lives finalists' photos here. It is a photography competition for 3 to 11 year olds, which showcased what has captured these kids eyes
Info from COS website: Decorative bronze patterned memorial gates set between curved sandstone walls that surround tiered circular gardens. The gardens are positioned around a central fountain with a shallow pool with mosaic inlay. SUBJECT The gates were erected as a joint memorial to King George V and King George VI after the sudden passing on King George VI in 1952 before he was due to visit with Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret. The associated garden was originally planned to commemorate the visit of King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, which was later cancelled. ARTIST The memorial gates, garden and fountain were a joint project of Sydney sculptor Lyndon Raymond Dadswell and architect, Henry Epstein, whom little is known about. COMMISSION In earlier years a band rotunda stood on the site of the King George V and VI Memorial Gates and Sandringham Garden Fountain. This was removed at an unknown date and a sunken garden was installed as a temporary development. In September 1951, with a Royal visit expected during the following year, a decision was made to redevelop the site as a memorial garden to commemorate this visit. On the sudden death of King George VI in 1952 and the cancellation of the Royal Tour, the plans were slightly amended. The garden was renamed Sandringham Garden in remembrance of the late King and a tablet was erected summarising the King’s long association with Sandringham House, England. At the end of 1952, the New South Wales Cabinet decided to erect a joint memorial to King George V and King George VI with Sandringham Garden suggested as an appropriate site. A King George VI Memorial Fund, open to public subscription, was launched for the purpose. Lyndon Dadswell, sculptor, and Dr. H. Epstein, architect, were asked to design and construct the combined memorial. The Sydney City Council subsequently endorsed this proposal. Plans for the new memorial were announced in April 1953. They included metal memorial gates incorporating the crests and heraldic motifs of each king; a memorial tablet with inscription and dedication, featuring ornamental heraldic motifs of flora and fauna of New South Wales; and a memorial fountain with mosaic inlay. The incorporation of these features into the existing garden involved considerable reconstruction work. Part of an existing pergola was removed to accommodate the memorial gates and the reflection pool was transformed into the mosaic fountain. The Sandringham Memorial Gates were unlocked by Queen Elizabeth II on 5 February 1954. INSCRIPTION - The sandstone wall on the north side reads: “King George VI / 1936- 1952”, on the south side, it reads: “King George V / 1910 -1936”. Two inscribed bronze tablets are fixed into the walls on either side of the bronze memorial gates. On the north side, the plaque reads: “Erected as a tribute from The people of New South Wales / to the memory of / His Majesty King George V / and His Majesty King George VI / 1954”. On the south side, it reads: “This memorial was opened on the 5th February, 1954, / by her Majesty / Queen Elizabeth the Second / During the visit to N.S.W. / of her Majesty and / His Royal Highness / The Duke of Edinburgh”. REFERENCES - Louella McCarthy and Paul Ashton (eds.), Sydney Open Museum Historical Survey, Sydney City Council, 1994, item 21, pp 25-27 xii
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