City of Adelaide, Part 1

Mercury Cinemagraffiti on Morphett Streetat Mercury CinemaCentral Marketfruits at Central Marketin the Central MarketRundle Street Mallfree bike hire in the citypaddle boats on Torrens Riverstopping by the riveracross the bridgeLight Squarecorner of Rundle Street Mallsweet and salty popcornflowers for saleFrom Melbourne, V and I flew to Adelaide, the state capital of South Australia, our new home for at least the next six months. Unlike Melbourne, Adelaide is laid-back and unassuming. On first impression it feels similar to Perth, but give it a few days, and you’ll find that life is older and simpler here, like the city has been moving in slow motion while mining propelled Perth forward. That’s not always a bad thing, ‘cos what’s the hurry?

It didn’t take us long to discover the gems in the city and settle into a nice routine. We found a small non-profit cinema screening a curated selection of old and international movies, some rather obscure and won’t be found anywhere else (like Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, which I was dying to see!). The central market sells a wide range of fresh food under one roof and has been around for more than 100 years. There are shops offering free bike hire all over the city, and cycling is indeed a great way to explore the city given that it’s relatively flat and traffic is not too busy. There’s the River Torrens, parks of various sizes all over the city, and of course the Rundle Street Mall for the shopping (and window-shopping) enthusiast in all of us.

There will be more photos of the city to come, no doubt. Enjoy the weekend, everyone!

Photos by Arnold Hozana

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. We were just there, as well. Did you have time for wine country? Barossa and McLaren Vale are lovely πŸ™‚

    1. Edwina says:

      Hi there! Thanks for dropping by! We haven’t been to Barossa and McLaren Vale yet, but we will definitely make time for them! Is there any winery or spot in particular you would recommend? πŸ˜€

      1. Coriole Vineyards, Kay Brothers Amery Vineyards, and Samuel’s Gorge Cellars are great. D’arenberg also – and a lovely place for lunch. If you can, Hentley Farm has a pricey wine lunch but it is one of the best meals I have ever had πŸ™‚

      2. Edwina says:

        Thank you! We’ll definitely check them out! πŸ™‚

      3. There is also a lovely lavender farm with an all-lavender cafe. Jurlique also does tours of its organic farm. We didn’t have time for these, but worth investigating. Try to take the scenic ride back from McLaren just before sunset – gorgeous. Any winery can give you directions for this.

        In Adelaide itself, check out Central Market – the food section. Fun for coffee/breakfast. Enjoy!

      4. Edwina says:

        Noted, thanks a lot! πŸ˜„ My husband and I are working in Adelaide and we’ll be here at least until April next year, so between now and then we’ll find the time!

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