The South Parklands...
Surrounding the whole of down-town city of Adelaide are parklands, they have been made
suitable for all public access, including bike and walking trails and have adequate shade from
huge old trees, mainly eucalyptus. This photo taken across the road from where I had
a medical procedure today.
I'm still not fit enough for spending much time on the net... will catch up on better days.
Jacaranda Trees in bloom.
A collage of photos taken by phone where we parked our car
while having a light lunch at a favourite bakery-cafe in an
inner suburb of Adelaide. Dick had been to an appointment in
Adelaide and we decided to take a break on our way home.
NB Top centre is an agapanthus bloom growing at the base of a Jacaranda tree
on the footpath verge.. there were lawn on this verge and you can see fallen
petals from the tree strewn there. I was not tall enough to get decent
photos of the individual Jacaranda blooms with my phone.
On the edges of the city 3
Little cottages lining the outer city streets. Note the use of bluestone in today's and
More notes found on Google.
Typical colouring caused by mineralisation in Adelaide bluestone
In South Australia, the name bluestone is given to a form of slate which is much less durable than Victorian bluestone,
but was valued for its decorative appearance. The interior of the stone is usually pale grey or beige in colour,
but is given attractively coloured surfaces by ferric oxide and other minerals deposited in joints and bedding planes.
The slate is laid in masonry with the mineralised surfaces exposed.
Bluestone was most popular from about the 1850s to the 1920s, quarried in the Adelaide Hills at Dry Creek,
O'Halloran Hill (formerly Tapley's Hill) and Glen Osmond, and a number of other places in rural areas.
On the edges of the city 2
I was very taken with this little home nestled amongst the
bushes and more modern housing.
On the edges of the city 1
The first of a set of 3 photos taken in the city of Adelaide yesterday. The pathway
running alongside the trees is a bike trail.
Before Europeans arrived the Kaurna tribe lived in the Adelaide area. The Indigenous Australians called the Adelaide area Tandanya, which means the Place of the Red Kangaroo.
However in the early 1830s the British drew up plans to settle the area. It was planned the new colony in South Australia would be of free people not convicts.
Surveyor-general William Light selected the site for the capital of the new colony in December 1836.
Adelaide was a planned city and it was named after the wife of King George IV.
Typical suburban street
In one of the leafy suburban streets mid summer.
Side street living
Underground wiring for this area gives a clean look to the street.
City living - in the pink
A modern terraced set of homes with parking in the street.
I am in the midst of pruning roses, and have been too tired in the evening to comment on your picture of the day.
I'll get back to it when we have a rainy day then I can't prune the roses.
A stand-alone cottage
From the street it appeared to stand alone, but there could have been units attached
behind the street-front that I could see.
This one can be seen from yesterday's photo, but
would have been erected many years before.
South western edge of the city
Recently I had to kill time waiting for Dick to have a
specialist appointment in the city, having my little Lumix
with me I went for a walk around the south-western corner
of the city and took photos of some of the housing that took
my eye... this is the first of a handful to follow.
A "drive-by" shot taken after visiting a cousin in hospital.
These belong to people who have moved back to the inner city
to live after possibly spending most of their life in the
outer suburbs. It has become trendy amid some to do this,
especially if this sort of life appeals to them.