Friday, February 26, 2010

Frazer Fountain

One of two Frazer Fountains in Sydney, both erected in the 1880s. This one is at the entrance to the Domain and is behind St Marys Cathedral. They commemorate John Frazer who ran a grocery shop in York Street and did some early philanthropy work with youth, including donating 1000 pounds to the council for these fountains. The water is not connected to it so you cannot drink here, although most people seem to carry a water bottle these days (or a coffee cup). By the way Sydney's water is fine to drink and I think tastes as good as the bottled variety. Most of it comes via our big dam at Warrangamba but we have just switched on our new desalination plant.

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