Sweet Adelaide – it was good to be here again after four years. Adelaide is the capital of, and largest city in, the state of South Australia, which in itself is the size of Germany and France combined. Adelaide was formerly called Tartanya (red kangaroo place) by the native people.
The last time we were here, we wandered the downtown, went to the botanical gardens, and took a trip to Glenelg Beach. So this time, we decided to walk the streets of the city a bit more, have (great, robust) coffee in Rundle Mall, and visit the Central Market. As we walked through the stores, we realized how much the Northern Hemisphere dominates popular thought. Christmas here is always at the beginning of summer – it is hot, sunny, and school is out. You know what that’s like! Yet, Christmas cards, mugs, and gifts show the typical (for us) cozy winter scenes of cottages covered in snow! But no snow is expected when the temperature is 90 degrees.
At any rate, our visit here was wonderful. The city has a nice vibe and a delightful mixture of new and old. Many buildings date to the end of the 1800s and are still in use. We have more photos than ever, though, as they tell the full story when words can’t.
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