|Adelaide - the compact and elegant capital of South Australia is the fifth-largest city in the country with population above a million people.|
First impression of the city is very pleasant. Thanks to a mild Mediterranean climate with a 15° C average daily temp. in winter and a 29° C average over the summer period, easy access to the ocean and beaches, wonderful historic buildings, 29 green parks and of course festivals, Adelaide became a very nice place to stay.
Adelaide Arcade shopping centre established in 1885
The notes in shopping centre explaining Christmas traditions in different countries.
|After-Christmas sale on pedestrian Street Rundle Mall. |
|Modern architecture found its place even near the rubbish bin! |
Oink-oink, look what a tasty burger I've found in the rubbish!
The Adelaide balls and the bored teenager.
Self-portrait in a mirror.
|Continuation of Rundle mall is Rundle Street which is a "trendy" place. |
By contrast if you walk opposite direction on the Rundle mall you'll get to Hindley Street - drug-users and prostitute place, quite dangerous for tourists!
Some people told us Hindley Street is not dangerous any more, but we've seen two armed policeman there, it should be a reason for them to be there!
Looks like William Burrows
|There are some street performers entertaining shoppers. You can see aboriginal people playing traditional music and a girl playing and singing country music.|
Sale sign bring some irony here
Save on tickets to Nashville - just pay me!
|South Australia is a place of beautiful wines. Barossa Valley is a world-wide known wine region. |
National Wine Centre of Australia - opened to the public in July 2001, located in Adelaide's Botanic Gardens represents every wine region in Australia. If you want to try different wines from every state in the country you do not have to go nowhere , you can do it there.
Wine centre building looks like a wine barrel
Very rich wine collection - everything available for taste and sale
|Some of the Adelaide's buildings have typical European style.|
|The city is situated among the hills. It's a popular place to delight beautiful sunset.|
|One more good spot to taste Adelaide. The monument of Colonel William Light stands in the place where in 1836 he made a decision to settle up a city. |
|Here are the photos from New Years Eve in Adelaide. People comes out to
the streets to celebrate the New Year. The streets are full of loud music
and there is a feeling of carnival.
The clock on City Council Tower bell midnight and there are fireworks
- not as spectacular as in Sydney,
but also very nice.