08 January 2013

Tank Stream Fountain at Circular Quay

Donated to the city of Sydney, by John Fairfax and Sons Ltd., proprietors of the Sydney Morning Herald ...


there are four main parts to this fountain, meandering down the square


with lots of wonderful nature's bounty in bronze
 



 




Late addition: Freeland travel writer Tim Richards, has written the best blog post detailing the history of the original Tank Stream, alongwith fabulous photos. You can read it here on Aerohaveno - a Travel Blog

Late, late addition:  About the designer, Stephen Walker

17 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i'm really glad you did close-ups of the features as i couldn't quite make them out in the whole scheme. :) really neat!

i do hope your poor country can get through this heat-wave and fire season you are experiencing!

Filip and Kristel said...

Very beautiful Carole how many good pictures you can take from this subject.

Greetings,
Filip

Dianne said...

It's a stunning fountain Carole ... I love your macro captures of the wildlife pieces especially those frogs ... just gorgeous.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Oh, I really like all the creatures in bronze! That is an amazing fountain.

Bob Bushell said...

Oh, aren't they beautiful, in bronze. I do love the three crabs, superb.

Deanna said...

What a gift...the details are exquisite.

Horst in Edmonton said...

Ni Carole, that is an awesome fountain. Have a good week and stay away from those fires.

Sharyl said...

The more you see, the more impressive it is!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

This is very nicely done!

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful images you have photographed Carole, many details.
Greetings Irma

Brian King said...

That's a gorgeous and intricate statue! It's obvious a lot of time and work went into it.

Montanagirl said...

Wow, that is very unique and very impressive. What a treasure for all to enjoy! Liked how you did close-ups of the details for us to enjoy.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Amazing Artwork and wonderful photos of this beautiful place.

Anonymous said...

That fountain is the most unique thing I have ever seen. Simply stunning.
Hugs'Burtine

Judy said...

And it does meander!! iread the other piece as well. I really like the ideaof marking the course of the stream, through the city streets!!
That turle has such a long neck - I almost don't think it is real!!
The shapes that are throughour the fountain - a sort of a cross between a horseshoe and a calla blossom - are they representative of something, or just fluid shapes directing the flow of the water?

Carole M. said...

Glad to share so you could all enjoy and thanks for the comments you've left behind everyone.

Judy, I have no idea about the fluted shapes around a fountain part, if they represent something especially, other than being functional. I will try and found out ...

Laura said...

Would love to see that Tank Stream Fountain some day!!! Thanks for the great photos of it!!!