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Noble Approaches to our City Parks.

Every main park entrance should, if possible, be indicated by a plaza as spacious as can be contrived. A plaza is an index to the breadth of view of the citizens. Let us contemplate the approaches of some of our parks. Some of them remind us of a precious jewel in an unworthy setting. The Centennial Park, for example, is a glorious natural depression with high land all round it and within its area, enabling one in one coup d'oeil to view a landscape which is a dream of beauty, a balm to jaded nerves, and inspiration to the aesthete, be he poet or artist.

But the approaches, with one exception, are petty.

We are improving the approaches to the Outer Domain and Inner Domain (Government House Grounds) by plazas, and the above areas and also the Garden Palace Grounds, by an encircling belt of palm-bordered parterres. With these improvements Macquarie-street will, in a few years, be the finest street in Australia.

Let us not further neglect the very important matter of better settings to our parks.

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