On Anzac Day, it is the place for the traditional dawn service which remembers all who have served in war.
This is Sydney's Martin Place, of course, and it really is Everyman's Plaza.
Located in the heart of the city, it is both lunchtime and break time venue for office workers in the area as well as a place for socialising.
And it fills up for special events.
It is a place of many faces.
Photo: Sydney Festival First Night crowd at Martin Place, by Prudence Upton, courtesy Sydney Festival 2011