For our last day in Sydney, we decided to do a little shopping and then walk to Hyde park, another area we had not explored. As we sat in an outside café eating lunch, it was fascinating to watch a couple of chess players having a game on a large chessboard. There were a few people watching in anticipation and the whole event seemed a serious affair. It seemed a good way for people to meet and enjoy the day.
Hyde Park is Australia’s oldest park. It’s also one of the most well-known. With just over 16 hectares of wide open space in the heart of central Sydney. Several monuments stand guard in Hyde Park north, the most notable of which is the Archibald Fountain, a gift from JF Archibald, a big water feature dripping in ancient mythology. A bronze Apollo is surrounded by horses’ heads, dolphins and tortoises. There is also in Hyde Park south the Anzac Memorial .
As our stay in Sydney drew to a close it was a good time to reflect on our experiences. Last time we came the itinerary was highly planned and we had seen the highlights. This time by ourselves we had been able to immerse ourselves more in the local sights and events. Although we may not return, because of the distance, I think there is still more to see and we certainly enjoyed our stay.