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Walk Around Adelaide Torrens Precinct and Botanic Gardens, 23rd August 2007

Soon after I got the Olympus FE-240, I went for a walk around Adelaide to put it through its paces. It takes such beautiful macro-closeups of flowers that I still use it for this now, 10 years on.
Adelaide From Light's Vision

Adelaide From Light's Vision

Adelaide as seen from Light's Vision on Montefiore Hill, back in August 2007 before the Adelaide Oval upgrade. Sadly, this view no longer exists because the huge white domes erected over Adelaide Oval now block out almost all of the view of the city from this lookout.

Festival and Convention Centres from Montefiore Rd Bridge

Festival and Convention Centres from Montefiore Rd Bridge

This was the view over the Torrens looking towards the Convention Centre and Festival Theatre from the Montefiore Rd Bridge in August 2007. This view has now changed, with the addition of the Riverway footbridge over the Torrens and the Festival Centre Plaza upgrade.

Adelaide Skyline From Montefiore Hill

Adelaide Skyline From Montefiore Hill

The Adelaide Skyline as it was in August 2007, seen from the road coming down Montefiore Hill. This view has changed, as several of the buildings have since been refaced or upgraded, and much of it is now obscured by the massive white domes erected above Adelaide Oval.

Swan With Cygnets On The Torrens

Swan With Cygnets On The Torrens

A black swan proudly shows off its little family to onlookers on the Torrens near the Adelaide Festival Theatre.

Swans Gather For Feeding At The Festival Theatre

Swans Gather For Feeding At The Festival Theatre

A flock of black swans, and one hopeful pelican, swim around eagerly as onlookers feed them titbits. This is a sight rarely seen any more since it is now illegal to feed wild birds; consequently the birds have stopped seeing humans as a source of food and thus no longer gather like this for onlookers.

Black Swan

Black Swan

A single black swan leaves the crowd and swims over to me hoping I have something more than just a camera.

Adelaide Festival Theatre From King William Road

Adelaide Festival Theatre From King William Road

The Adelaide Festival Theatre in August 2007, as seen looking across Festival Plaza from King William Road.

The Palm House, Adelaide Botanic Garden

The Palm House, Adelaide Botanic Garden

The Palm House was one of the first buildings in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. It was imported from Bremen, Germany in 1875 and opened to the public in 1877.

Pittosporum in Adelaide Botanic Garden

Pittosporum in Adelaide Botanic Garden

A Pittosporum shrub presents small, sweet-smelling white flowers in the Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Red Flower Cluster

Red Flower Cluster

These Agapanthus-like bulbous plants grow beneath the trees at the northern end of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.

Native Bush, Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Native Bush, Adelaide Botanic Gardens

This bush presents small pink flowers in the Native Plants section in the Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Red Hot Poker Flower, Adelaide Botanic Garden

Red Hot Poker Flower, Adelaide Botanic Garden

A Red Hot Poker flower lives up to its name in the Adelaide Botanic Garden

Shady Walkway, Adelaide Botanic Garden

Shady Walkway, Adelaide Botanic Garden

Overhanging trees offer cool shade to passers-by during the heat of the day in the Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Grevillea Blossom, Adelaide Botanic Garden

Grevillea Blossom, Adelaide Botanic Garden

Grevillea blossoms are a favourite of honeyeaters in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. The shape of the flower is specially adapted to press pollen on the heads of honeyeaters feeding on them; in this way they pollinate the plants.

Ghost Gum, Adelaide Botnaic Garden

Ghost Gum, Adelaide Botnaic Garden

A Ghost Gum tree, named for its smooth, pale bark, looms above the Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Plum Blossoms, Adelaide Botanic Garden

Plum Blossoms, Adelaide Botanic Garden

Pink plum blossoms cover the fruit trees in early spring in the Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Yellow Flower, Adelaide Botanic Garden

Yellow Flower, Adelaide Botanic Garden

This shrub greets passers-by with large, cheerful yellow blooms in the Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Pampas Grass And Lake, Adelaide Botanic Garden

Pampas Grass And Lake, Adelaide Botanic Garden

Pampas grass in bloom over the South Lake in the Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Iris in Bloom, Adelaide Botanic Garden

Iris in Bloom, Adelaide Botanic Garden

An Iris shows its rich blue and yellow flower in the Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Rhododendrons, Adelaide Botanic Garden

Rhododendrons, Adelaide Botanic Garden

Rhododendron bushes line a walkway in the Adelaide Botanic Garden

   

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