Day Out at Hyde Park

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While the Hyde Park in Sydney may not be as popular as the one in London, it certainly has its own loving charm and amazing landscape that keep people returning every day. Since we were just across the road for our seafood buffet lunch the other day, where could be better to walk off our extra pounds than in the gorgeous Hyde Park itself? Once we entered the park, we were greeted with amazing flowers that were blooming nicely in spring. I also liked that the park was not overly crowded with plenty of empty benches for visitors to sit back and relax while enjoying a cup of coffee.

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Blooming flowers in Hyde Park

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St Mary’s Cathedral

A prominent feature in the centre of the park is the Archibald Fountain, which is situated just in front of St Mary’s Cathedral. The fountain was designed by François-Léon Sicard and donated by J.F. Archibald in 1932 in honour of Australia’s contribution to World War I in France. It was also a famous picture spot with plenty of tourists surrounding it.

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Archibald fountain

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Archibald fountain

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Saucer at the fountains

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One of Sydney’s landmarks – Sydney Tower / Westfield Centrepoint tower

Couldn’t get enough of the flowers, so I took plenty of pictures with them! :) If you ask me, I’d much prefer these gorgeous blooming flowers planted than the bouquets from florists.

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Picture with the blooms

We spotted a group of kids surrounding the bubble man too, and the size of the bubbles that he made was just incredible! Needless to say, he kept the kids very entertained, and perhaps some adults too, I must say.

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Gigantic bubble

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Double bubble in the making!

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More flowers

Before we left, I absolutely had to take a picture with the beautiful lilac and lavendar Jacaranda tree that I saw blooming around Sydney like mushrooms. They’re everywhere during spring! And their flower petals made the grass purple! I can see this as the perfect spot for photography. If you happen to be in Sydney during this time of the year, don’t forget to drop by Hyde Park for a relaxing walk in the park.

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Jacaranda tree

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Love the lilac colour

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Surrounded by the gorgeous Jacaranda petals

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Immersed in flowers!

 

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