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 Post subject: Wynyard Square - Sydney:
PostPosted: 27 Aug 2008, 12:54 
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Just a few interesting comparative shots taken of Wynyard Square in Sydney. The square itself was named after Edward Buckley Wynyard who arrived in Sydney from London in 1848 and went on to become Lieutenant-general in 1851 before returning to London in 1853.

The square was first used in 1792 as a militray parade ground and subsequently became and remains an urban recreation ground, which it was formally dedicated as in 1887.

Here it is in 1859:

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Here's a great shot of the square in around 1879 (link to high quality version beneath):

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http://image.sl.nsw.gov.au/spf/a089/a089601h.jpg

Here's the square in ca: 1900 - 1910, at its height as a public park, things have certainly changed:

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PostPosted: 27 Aug 2008, 13:20 
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Any photos of what it looks like now?


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PostPosted: 28 Aug 2008, 13:12 
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^^ Looks worse. Or rather it has deteriorated from something quite lovely. There it looks like a nature strip in between a freeway.


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Wynyard Square in its present form would have to be one of Sydney's least appealing parks. Probably because it is hemmed in by tall buildings and misses out on a fair bit of sunlight as a result. Not only that, but you get a lot of noise (and exhaust fumes) from the passing traffic and the buses that use the area. The rather regimented arrangement of the seats doesn't help either.

Having said that though, next time I'm down there (I work in Sydney, but at the other end - near Central station) I'll take a few photos and post them.


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^^ Please do!
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