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Hyde Park information
It sounds like a cliche, but Hyde Park really is the city’s lungs. It’s a formal park with manicured gardens, ibises probing the undergrowth (and the rubbish bins), homeless hombres sleeping on benches and a giant chess set attracting nods and whispers from spectators. The tree-formed tunnel running down its spine looks particularly pretty at night, illuminated by fairy lights.
The park’s northern end is crowned by the richly symbolic art deco Archibald Memorial Fountain , featuring Greek mythological figures. At the southern end, the shallow Pool of Remembrance fronts the Anzac Memorial.