Saturday, 27 December 2008

Frazer Fountain, Hyde Park. Sydney Sandstone part 16 (repost)

Originally posted 24 and 25 May 2006

I'm away on holidays enjoying myself at the beach. I'm therefore re-posting some sandstone photos I've used previously, some more than two years ago....

This is one of two drinking fountains gifted in the 1880s to the people of Sydney by John Frazer. It was a time when many houses lacked water connections. Carved in Pyrmont sandstone by Lawrence Beveridge.

Check here for holiday photos, and click here to see the complete sandstone collection.


  1. John Frazer certainly had a sense of drama. Nice of him to provide the water source how every he wanted to do it.

  2. Wow. That is one elaborate drinking fountain!

    Enjoy your vacation, Sally!

  3. Beautiful---love sandstone! Have fun at the beach on your holiday! And while I'm here, wishing you a very Happy New Year!

  4. Marvellous work here. Love this fountain.