Nestled in a corner of the wall which surrounds the Hyde Park Barracks on Macquarie Street is what could be mistaken for an abandoned bubbler. According to the plaque the bubbler was installed in 1982 to commemorate the career of former Attorney General, Major The Hon. Clarence Edward Martin QC and is aptly situated in the city’s legal precinct.
Cleanliness: The bubbler bowl contained leaves and a cigarette butt. The lever was covered in spider webs, indicating it’s not Sydney’s most popular bubbler [1/5]
Water quality: Clear and cool [3/5]
Spray reliability: The spray requires careful management or your shoes will become sodden [2/5]
Ease of use: I needed assistance from a colleague before I could get this tricky bubbler to work [1/5]
Aesthetic qualities: Metal bubblers appeal to my sense of aesthetics and this one has weathered and achieved a delicate patina over time [5/5]
Star rating: **