I lived in the suburbs of Adelaide for most of my life. Since we moved in 2002 I’ve only been back a handful of times. When I did go I often photographed places in the city, mainly because I was fearful that they might not be there or would be changed beyond recognition the next time I visited. These photos were taken in 2011, 2012 and 2016.
When we visited in 2011 and again in 2012 there was a lot of construction going on in the city. John Martin’s department store had already been demolished and Harris Scarfe’s store was about to follow.
On my last visit in 2016, I chose not to visit Rundle Mall and instead spent time around Elder Park, the Festival Centre and Adelaide Oval. Adelaide Oval had just been redeveloped and since I was there they are now “improving” the Festival Centre.
My favourite subjects for black and white photos tend to be things that are old. I like to photograph buildings and I think that industrial subjects often look better in black and white.
Napier, New Zealand’s art deco city is one of the most attractive places I’ve ever visited. The art deco buildings are so colourful but even in black and white, you can appreciate the detail in them. Why don’t we build things like this anymore?
Wreck of the Belle Brandon-Franklin
The Belle Brandon was being restored on the Huon River when she unfortunately sank and sadly was too badly damaged to recover.
This building is part of Port Adelaide’s industrial area and was a favourite place for David and me to take photos. The photo below is a typical style for Adelaide where many buildings had these overhanging balconies.
I am not a huge fan of pink usually. It is a pretty colour, don’t get me wrong but I get tired of it being associated with girly things all the time. Everything Barbie is pink, and it’s rather a loud shade for my taste.
I do love pink in nature though and occasionally I see other pink things that I like to photograph. Here are some of them.