Thursday 25 October 2018

Armchair Travelling in Adelaide

I hope you are enjoying travelling in Australia from your armchair.  Get a cup of coffee and enjoy the next stage of our trip - the city of Adelaide.

We stayed in a hotel in North Adelaide and this renovated cinema was close by.

We arrived on Tuesday morning and having left our luggage at the hotel we walked into Adelaide.

The weather was a little inclement but these pigs were enjoying themselves.

We went to look at this arcade which reminded me of the Great Western Arcade in Birmingham.

We don't often go into art galleries when we are away but went to the Art Gallery of South Australia. I took a photo of this mainly for the mark making.

And a close up.

This took my fancy as it's not just the colours I like to work in but also rust and decay.   It's by Rosalie Gascoigne and is painted corrugated panels on wood.

We popped in to see the State Library of South Australia.  My photo really doesn't do it justice.

The next day the sun shone and we saw blue sky.  We saw some amazing homes as we walked.

We went to the Botanic Garden which was right in the centre of the city.

And into the Bicentennial Conservatory.

We wandered around the market and the very small Chinese Quarter before visiting the Jam Factory.  This was a building full of studios and a shop selling the work of students who study there.  We spent quite a while watching these guys in the glass blowing studio.

We collected our hire car and drove out to Port Adelaide which was quite compact but had lots of interesting buildings.

We had hoped to have dinner in Port Adelaide but didn't find anywhere to eat.  We went back to the hotel and had dinner at one of the many restaurants around the corner.

My next post will be about the two days of trips we took outside the city of Adelaide.

Thanks for joining me today.

1 comment:

  1. My friend lives in Adelaide so I am enjoying seeing these photos. It looks like you had a good time there


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