Armchair Travel:Adelaide, South Australia

In Adelaide the old Glenelg tram line has been extended.

As many of you may know I grew up in the suburbs of Adelaide. I lived there from 1966 to 2002. Naturally I have a lot of photos of the city and the suburbs but the vast majority of them are in print and slide form. Here are a few photos of the CBD that were mostly taken on visits to family there over the past 17 years.

I haven’t been happy about many of the changes I’ve seen in the city since I lived there. A lot of buildings that I liked have since been demolished to make way for new ones that I consider ugly. However, this is armchair travel not me ranting about modern architecture and poor city planning so here is Adelaide.

A view of the Festival Theatre and the River Torrens , Adelaide 2016
Adelaide Oval
The new etrance to Adelaide Oval
Adelaide Railway Station
Adelaide Arcade from Grenfell Street. 2011
Rundle Mall, Adelaide
This fountain has been moved a couple of times.
The Mall’s Balls
Construction in Rundle Mall 2012


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


  1. So lovely to see your photos!
    I lost all of the photos I took on my trip to Adelaide last summer 😦
    I have a plane ticket booked to visit again in June/July, but at the moment it is looking very unlikely that I will be able to visit.
    I have such wonderfully happy memories of Adelaide. ❤


    • Sadly June or July does seem a bit optimistic at present but never mind. Adelaide will still be there when you can go. Personally I’ d give summer a miss though. It gets way too hot there for my taste.


      • Last June the weather I left in England was the same as Adelaide. It was just the last couple of days when it began to rain. But the rest of the time was delightful. Sunny and just the perfect temperature for an English rose ❤

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      • Mid winter in Adelaide is the same as English summer, that sounds about right :-). Adelaide has hot dry summers and they have become a lot hotter over the past twenty years. It was a factor in my husband and I moving from South Australia to Tasmani. We just couldn’t take the heat anymore. I find May to September probably the nicest time of year to visit.

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