Hyde park poses & caters to everyone, from the young to the old, from the relaxed to the wild, from the romantic couples to the lonesome readers, from the photo hunters to the history students. You may start the walk from Town Hall station where you enter from the West side entrance. You will be greeted by old gentlemen playing chess on a big ground chess set. They will be talking trash & agitating each other which give you some laughter. Next you head deeper into the park towards East where you can take magnificent photos sitting on the main fountain with nice background views of St Mary Cathedral. Accompanying you are random friendly people reading books on benches or simply playing guitars & having picnics on the grass. Head South & you will see the blooming flowers & street kids playing with their skateboard which gives a quirky & weird blend but nevertheless somehow seem like they gel well. Keep heading south & the Anzac Memorial pops up with a Taj Mahal-sque small pool out the front which offers another great photo opportunity. Head in to the memorial & you will definitely learn a thing or two about the history of the Anzac pact, the war & those who sacrificed their lives.
I have no negativity to express about this park. Simply awesome. Just don't challenge the old man who is king of chess or he may whip you around & have you in checkmate in no time.
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