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Hyde Park description and photos - Australia: Sydney. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Hyde Park.
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Hyde Park is a huge park that sprawls over 16 hectares on the east side of Sydney's CBD. Around the park are the Supreme Court of New South Wales, St. James Church, Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney Hospital, Cathedral of the Virgin Mary, the Australian Museum, Downing Center and other public buildings.
The park got its name in honor of the famous London namesake - Hyde Park. When viewed from above, it appears to be literally dotted with gutter covers, most of which lead to Busby Bohr, Sydney's first water supply system, built between 1827 and 1837 with the help of prison labor.
From the very first days of the founding of the colony, the open area to the southeast of the settlement was a favorite place for the townspeople to relax and hold various sports events. In 1810, Governor Lachlan Macwire separated the site from Domain Park to the north and named it Hyde Park. He kept "Domain" for his own personal use.
Since then, Hyde Park has hosted many sporting events - cricket, rugby, target throwing and field hockey, as well as horse racing. Army units trained here, and ordinary people walked dogs and even grazed cattle. It wasn't until 1856 that Hyde Park was turned into a public park, and sports activities almost disappeared. Football and cricketer clubs were forced to find other areas to train and play.
Today, Hyde Park has several gardens and 580 trees - figs, palms and other species. The park is famous for its delightful fig tree alleys. The decoration of the park is the Archibald Fountain, designed by the architect Francois Sicard and donated to Australia in 1932 by the journalist Jules Archibald for her services in the First World War. In the upper part of Hyde Park, the Nagoya Garden is laid out, the attraction of which is huge chess pieces. And in the southern part is the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) War Memorial. At the entrance to the park from the southeastern side, there is a monument - a 104-millimeter gun from the German cruiser Emden.
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