Category Archives: Leisure

Coachbuilding catering and politics

Senator for South Australia, Alex Gallacher’s, office, and I must thank Mr. Peter Gonis in his office for the following history, and Historian Denise Schumann from the City of Norwood, Payneham and St. Peters, for her permission to include the … Continue reading

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Lunch Time Part 2

This sandwich bar stands deserted at what’s left of the Victoria Park Racecourse and I’m surprised it hasn’t been demolished. It’s been like this for years. Perhaps the powers that be are hoping someone will take over the concession? Hardly … Continue reading

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I Love a Parade! Australia Day 2012

Yes I do love a parade, and this year’s Australia Day Parade through Adelaide was special because our Niece, Marianne, was leading the Fiji contingent. And we were surprised at the number of different ethnicities in Adelaide, and not all of … Continue reading

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Proclamation Day

Proclamation Day 28th December, is when South Australians celebrate the founding of our Colony, and we also relish the thought that we were always a colony of free settlers and NEVER a penal colony. So the Eastern States can just … Continue reading

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Burnside Village

On my other blog – Adelaide Times – I mentioned the Burnside Village Shopping Centre. Here’s a few HDR pix I took today. I’ve included a pic of the scale bugs on the tree outside. I thought they were interesting.

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‘Twas The Month Before Christmas

And all over Adelaide, things were starting to tinsel up. A few days later, on December 23rd, Adelaide was really getting the Christmas spirit!

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Ars Gratia Artis (Art For Art’s Sake)

I’ve decided to start a gallery of my attempts at “arty stuff”. I firmly believe that modern digital photography and its associated programs like Photoshop etc. are a natural progression from other media, such as watercolours, oils, etc. Please be patient as … Continue reading

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Westward Ho The Wagons

This weekend saw two Caravan and Camping Expos in Adelaide. We went to the one with free entry (of course). Here’s some of the things we saw…and some of the things we saw when we were doing the “Grey Nomad” … Continue reading

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A Sunny Afternoon In Adelaide

A sunny Sunday, and people (and wildlife) enjoying the Spring weather!

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Street Life

Not only is there a danger of losing our architectural history; there is also the danger of losing some freedoms we now cherish. As Thomas Jefferson said, “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”

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