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Members of the Astronomical Society of South Australia set up about a dozen telescopes in the City as a service to the general public to view the Transit of Venus. When I arrived the sun was obscured by cloud, but thankfully the sky cleared and I got a great view.
Port Adelaide is rich in history and it came alive at the Port Festival last October; stories of the past were told by images projected on many of the buildings.This image is of a scene in 1904 with with ships of the day on the river; a paddle wheel steamship and a sailing ketch. Click here to see more ABC Wednesday posts.
Budding chefs of the future were given a chance to work with some of the top chefs from Australia and abroad at the Tasting Australia event on Sunday.
Today I sent a couple of hours at the Bank SA Feast for the Senses at Elder Park. This public event is part of Tasting Australia which runs for a week, with a program of more than 80 events in and around Adelaide and rural South Australia.
On Anzac Day our TV stations covered events here and overseas; one being the service at the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux in France.Visiting here and other places in and around Amiens two years ago, gave us a true apprection of the contribution and sacrifices made by the Australian forces during the war in this part of the world.
This is 'Sarah', a young child whose parents died on board a ship enroute to Adelaide last century. She is sitting on her bunk, holding her only real possession; a straw doll. You can read about her at the Maritime Museum at Port Adelaide.Last...Show More Summary
This morning I attended the Anzac Day dawn service at Henley Beach. I have been going to these services for about 15 years; playing in the Henley and Grange Concert Band. It is gratifying to observe that a growing number of people are attending; a time to remember and honour the sacrifices of our servicemen and women.
A quiet Sunday morning view of Adelaide; a northerly aspect with Victoria Square in the foreground.
This morning a small group of roller bladers and roller skaters took part in a 6km ride through the city. The event, organised by SkateSA, provided participants the opportunity to skate on the city street circuit with a police escort.Similar events are held in many cities around the world. Show More Summary
Adelaide need to conserve water, so projects like this are significant for our future. Some of the water that would otherwise flow out to sea in periods of heavy rain will be captured and stored here; to be used for watering the Botanic Gardens. (Copy of an information board at the site)
The National Wine Centre of Australia was built in 2000 and has won many awards for its architecture and features. It is used as a function centre and for wine education. A key attraction for visitors is an interactive display that covers...Show More Summary
Second Valley is 91km south of Adelaide, just off the main road to Cape Jervis. This shot was taken in February on a balmy warm summer's day.Second Valley was named by Mathew Flinders in 1836 as he explored the coastline looking for a suitable site for Adelaide. He had spent a few days further south at Rapid Bay and then discovered another little valley; the second valley.
The Sealink is a vehicle and passenger ferry that that services Kangaroo Island. The terminal is about a hundred kilometres south of Adelaide and the ferry takes about forty minutes to travel the 20 kilometres across Backstairs Passage to Penneshaw.Unfortunately it not always this calm. Show More Summary
This monument near the entrance to the Semaphore Jetty was unveiled in 1925, as a memorial to the soldiers who fell in the First World War. Since then another plaque has been added in memory of those who served in subsequent wars that Australia was involved in.?
We have been having some glorious weather this week; temperatures in the upper 20's and very little wind, and to top it off an evening glow when the sun sets. This is the Semaphore Jetty yesterday, much less busy that it was last weekend during the Kite Festival.
A roving performer at Semaphore during the Kite Festival.
"The Immigrants" is a bronze statue located at the Migration Museum in Adelaide. It was designed by Italian sculptor Aurelio Fortelaan and was created by the Guastini Artistic Foundry of Vicenza in Italy.Adelaide's Migration Museum has numerous displays depicting migration to our state; starting with the British in 1836 through to the current day. Show More Summary
Oz Feathers is a South Australian company that make 'feathers' like these for groups and businesses. Their display added yet more colour at the Adelaide Kite Festival. Click here to see what they offer.
One of the events at the Adelaide Kite Festival on Saturday was kite fighing. Over a dozen small white six sided Rokkaku kites were launched and the battle began. The aim was to cut the oponents' line and bring the kite down. The last kite flying was this one.