I live in Adelaide, South Australia a city of just over 1 million people. People often say it’s so small if you go into the city centre you’re bound to bump into someone you know. The city centre is 1 square mile bordered by parklands on all sides. Our state “leaders” seem intent on trying to make Adelaide like Sydney or Melbourne but I think that’s a big mistake, small places have their own appeal. I like Adelaide because it’s small for a city, you can travel from one side to the other in about an hour, it’s half an hour west to the beach and the same east to the hills. It suits me, it’s my town.
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Belair National Park 30 mins drive or 25 mins train ride from the city.
New footbridge over the River Torrens.
Brighton Beach, 30 mins from city centre by car.
Hindmarsh Square, one of 5 squares within the city square mile.
Rundle Mall, a meeting place for everyone.
Old architecture in Rundle Mall.
The Beehive Corner, a place people used to arrange to meet before mobile phones.
Adelaide Central Market.
Adelaide Central Market
Victoria Square fountain acknowledges the traditional owners of the place.
City housing complex for homeless people.
“The Balls”, Rundle Mall
Busker, Rundle Mall.
Busker, Rundle Mall.
A meeting of cultures, Rundle Mall.
Buskers, Rundle Mall.
Our place, 30 mins drive or 25 mins on the train from the city.
Where else but Rundle Mall?
“The Cheese Grater”, or the Science and Medical Research Centre.
Building wall, South Terrace.
I’m a sister, wife, mother, grandmother, auntie and friend. I prefer to be outside and am interested in photography, nature and different cultures. I believe everything on this earth has a right to be here but some things and some people would be happiest if their space was far away from mine. (Flies and biting bugs take note!) I don’t like housework and think dust is Nature’s way of saying, “This is my space, I was here first.”
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2 thoughts on “My Town”
What a beautiful city! I wouldn’t mind living there.
I’ve just checked out Nizra and I don’t want to swap places at this time. 🙂