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We also noticed this mural down Nithsdale Lane in central Sydney. It’s a collaboration between three street/public artists – The Yok, Beastman and Numskull. The mural is over five years old and is tagged in a few places, but is still impressive.

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From the Art Gallery of New South Wales, we walked across the Domain to Sydney Hospital. The building stands on the site of the old Rum Hospital, as described in the plaque above. From front, the current hospital looks rather grim.

However the central courtyard is much more likeable, with an ornamental fountain and plenty of interesting architectural details.

Where there’s a Will


We also ran into William Shakespeare during our visit to Sydney in May. This is the Shakespeare Room at the State Library of New South Wales. The mock Tudor room was built in the 1940s and has many books by and about Shakespeare.

We especially liked the stained glass windows, which depict the Seven Ages of Man, from “As You Like It”. The first two are shown below – “At first the infant, mewling and puking in his nurse’s arms. Then the whining school-boy with his satchel”.