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Saturday’s scene: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2012/04/14by Donna Hull

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Statue in the Royal Botanical Garden Sydney

Alan and I discovered this statue in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney after taking the short walk from our accommodations at the Four Seasons Hotel. The gardens are like a green oasis in the lively Australian city and a delightful way to spend a morning or afternoon. Did you know that the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney even has a movie screen at the edge of the bay for outdoor moviegoers? On this visit to Sydney, we enjoyed unusually mild summer weather, but these two boomers didn’t complain. The city literally sizzled  on our first visit.

Have you visited the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney on a boomer visit to Australia? Post a comment to share your experiences. Both of our visits to Sydney have been associated with cruises. It’s about time we returned for a boomer land adventure, don’t you think?

Disclosure: A portion of our stay was provided by Four Seasons Hotel Sydney.

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Heatheronhertravels
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April 14, 2012 at 10:01 am

She looks as if her head is newer or at least cleaner than the rest of her
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Donna Hull
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April 14, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Good eyes, Heather. Maybe they had to replace her head?

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Hogga April 15, 2012 at 10:18 am

Loved the botanical gardens… one of my favourite spots to get a great shot of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge at sunset!
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Donna Hull
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April 23, 2012 at 8:42 am

Thanks for sharing your favorite Sydney sunset spot!

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Mark H April 24, 2012 at 6:19 pm

It is one of my favourite Sydney places – I am so happy it made your blog, though the poor lady in the statue looks in need of a bath. The insightful Elizabeth Macquarie (governor’s wife) preserved it for all time in the 1810s, less than 30 years after European settlement. It has nor developed into a natural green source of solace and peace in central Sydney.
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May 3, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Isn’t it odd that the statue looks dirty from the neck down? I wonder if her head has been replaced? We enjoyed very much exploring the botanical gardens in Sydney. Have you ever attended the outside movie theater? We were fascinated by the screen placed in the water.

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