Archibald Fountain in Hyde Park in Sydney, Australia

In 1880, J. F. Archibald co-founded The Bulletin, a political and business magazine published in Australia until 2008. After he died in 1914, his will allocated funds for an elaborate adornment of Hyde Park’s northern section. The Archibald Fountain was designed by French sculptor François-Léon Sicard and finished in 1932. Holding a lyre in the center is Apollo representing the arts. Other statues include the Roman goddess Diana, the Greek myth Pan plus Theseus – the founder of Athens – slaying Minotaur – a mythological beast with a bull’s head and a man’s body.


Archibald Fountain, 1A Prince Albert Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia


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