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Walk around North Adelaide and North Terrace, Adelaide, 2014-08-24

A walk on a sunny afternoon through North Adelaide, down Jeffcott St, past Adelaide Oval, along North Terrace and back home through the Botanic Gardens and past the North Adelaide horse paddocks. These pictures were taken with my Samsung Galaxy 4 mobile phone camera, and some of them were post-processed in Photoshop and stitched with PTGui.
Adelaide Festival Centre from the Riverway Bridge

Adelaide Festival Centre from the Riverway Bridge

The Adelaide Festival Centre as seen from the Riverway footbridge over the Torrens. It was built in 1973 under the patronage of then Premier Don Dunstan, who wanted Adelaide to become a major centre of the arts. Here it is seen from the recently completed Riverway footbridge which connects Adelaide Railway Station with Adelaide Oval.

Wellington Square in North Adelaide

Wellington Square in North Adelaide

Wellington Square in North Adelaide, looking south towards the city proper.

Lutheran Seminary in North Adelaide

Lutheran Seminary in North Adelaide

The Lutheran Seminary (a school for priests) in North Adelaide. This landmark building was erected in 1882 to house one of South Australia's premier educational establishments, Whinham College, at a time when private schools were flourishin in North Adelaide. The Lutheran Church has owned the building and operated its seminary here since the Second World War.

Statue of Colonel William Light

Statue of Colonel William Light

Colonel William Light (1786 - 1839) was a British military office and the first Surveyor-General of the Colony of South Australia. He is famous for choosing the site of the state's capital city, Adelaide, and designing the layout of its streets and parks. His statue overlooks the city from Montefiore Hill, at a lookout called Light's Vision.

Adelaide Skyline from Riverway Bridge

Adelaide Skyline from Riverway Bridge

This wide-angle panorama spans the Adelaide foreshore on the Torrens as seen from the Riverway footbridge. From left to right: the Adelaide Festival Centre; Parliament House; the Intercontinental Hotel (formerly the Hyatt Hotel); The Adelaide Convention Centre Complex, comprising multiple halls, function centres and the huge curved glass-walled Convention Centre proper.

Back of Parliament House

Back of Parliament House

Parliament House, as seen from the Festival Centre Plaza. The House fronts onto North Terrace beyond it; this is the back of the building. It was erected in stages over 65 years due to its enormous cost, from 1874 to 1939, and is constructed from Kapunda marble and West Island granite.

Statue of King William IV on North Terrace

Statue of King William IV on North Terrace

This statue of King William IV stands on North Terrace outside the State Library. King William IV was the reigning monarch in the UK at the time the city of Adelaide was founded; the city itself is named after his wife and Queen, Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen.

National War Memorial on North Terrace

National War Memorial on North Terrace

The National War Memorial on the corner of Kintore Ave and North Terrace, is the first Australian war memorial commissioned after World War I, whose soldiers it commemmorates. It was constructed from Macclesfield and Angaston marble over five years, from 1928 to 1931.

Agave Bed in Adelaide Botanic Garden

Agave Bed in Adelaide Botanic Garden

Agaves and other succulents grow well in Adelaide's hot Meditteranean climate, as seen here in the Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Water Garden outside the South Australian Musem

Water Garden outside the South Australian Musem

This bath is part of a water garden and sculpture situated outside the South Australian Museum. It is frequented by pigeons and seagulls which congregate in the area, and illegitimately by local children seeking to cool off on hot summer days.

South Pond, Adelaide Botanic Garden

South Pond, Adelaide Botanic Garden

The South Pond in the Adelaide Botanic Garden, adjoining North Terrace.

Moreton Bay Fig Avenue, Adelaide Botanic Garden

Moreton Bay Fig Avenue, Adelaide Botanic Garden

Moreton Bay Fig Avenue is the main thoroughfare through Adelaide Botanic Garden from Botanic Park on the north side. It is lined by massive Moreton Bay Fig trees over a hundred years old.

East Lawn, Adelaide Botanic Garden

East Lawn, Adelaide Botanic Garden

The East Lawn, dotted by numerous shade trees, forms a pleasant spot to relax in the Adelaide Botanic Garden.

North Adelaide Horse Paddocks

North Adelaide Horse Paddocks

These horse paddocks in North Adelaide are part of the ring of parklands that surround the city. Locally owned thoroughbreds are pastured here and the area is open to the public, although people are advised not to approach or feed the horses. It is unique in the world in presenting a rural, pastoral location within a few minutes' drive of a major capital city.

   

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