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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Archibald Fountain


Archibald Fountain is one of unmistakable Sydney landmarks. Being the centerpiece of the Hyde Park it features on numerous postcards and in every tourist book as a major attraction. The fountain has been a pride of Sydney since 1932. The fountain is a creation of sculptor Francois Sicard.

Shoe shine at the fountain


In most cases when you see a person cleaning their boots in public you may assume a doggy do accident. That was actually the first comment I received when I have shown this photograph. However, at that time I have realised I have never seen a stray dog in Sydney’s CBD.

So what is this man doing? I’m sure using fountain water is not exactly a good shoe shine practice.