Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Carved sandstone replica of the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates, executed by Walter McGill for Sir James Martin, Premier of New South Wales, 1870, for his residence in Macleay Street. Presented to the Royal Botanic Gardens in 1943.

The original was erected in Athens in in 335/34 B.C.

More here.


  1. This is a beautiful view of the monument.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

  2. The morning light is so crisp!

    As for the monument, typical 1870 Sydney stuff - sandstone Greek style column - not my cup of tea.