Friday, February 1, 2008

Adelaide - Festival City


When people think of Adelaide they think of a place with a relaxed lifestyle. It is a convenient sized city which offers plenty of sporting, cultural and natural activities; nestled between the hills and the coast, there is something for everyone. It is also blessed with a temperate climate with plenty of sunshine.

Historically, Adelaide has been dubbed the City of Churches; a reflection of the religious freedom and a range of ethic peoples that have settled here.

In recent years, Adelaide has been promoted as the Festival City. In March we have the Adelaide Festival of Arts which has been held biennially since 1960.

Also we have the Fringe Festival, the second largest in the world, which is now held annually in March. The 2008 Fringe has 543 shows in 281 different venues.

The photo above shows the entrance to The Garden of Unearthly Delights, one of the venues which was set up in the parklands for last year's Fringe. The following photo shows the festive atmosphere in the gardens; several large tents were set up for performances.

Other festivals include the Adelaide Festival of Ideas, Adelaide Writers' Week, Feast Festival, WOMADelaide, Adelaide International Guitar Festival and Adelaide Film Festival.

I guess if I cover all of these in my blog I will not be short of material!


Today is a CDP theme day (When people think of my city, they think of...)
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22 comments:

The D in D & T said...

Gordon, you've brought back so many great memories! I love the fringe and always have a blast for the two weeks its on. Great choice for Adelaide!

brian said...

Wonderful photos - it looks very inviting.

Sally said...

Absolutely, Gordon. I think of the Writers' festival and festival of Ideas components especially.

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Adelaide & Unearthly Delights?! Nice shot & post.

Bergson said...

Adelaide seems a city pleasant to live.

Jilly said...

Nice choice - so many festivals. Good photo too. Adelaide is a beautiful city and then all that wine in the Barossa!

Sally said...

You are cordially invited to return to Sydney for a reconsideration of the Opera House and its place in people's thoughts!

Uma por Dia said...

Gorgeous theme!

alice said...

I'm sure Adelaide is a great place to live!
Thank you for visiting Arradon DP.

Ham said...

Looks like a very peaceful, village atmosphere. Life tends to look a littl emore raucous over here

Neva said...

To be frank, I had never heard of Adelaide other than in a song before starting blogging, so I have no preconceived ideas. I like your post!

Joy said...

Wonderful photos! There's so much life in them.

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and your kind comments. Have a wonderful weekend. Drop by again!

joy
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Kuanyin said...

Adelaide seems like a happy, fun city. Thanks for introducing me to it. And Happy Theme Day from Maui.

Sailor Girl said...

Nice choice, Gordon!!!!!!

(The name of the tall ship in the first picture is «SAGRES» - like «CREOULA», she is a training ship, but for cadets and military, while CREOULA is a training ship of civil citizens, though she also belongs to the Portuguese Navy)

zentmrs said...

Nice shots - Happy Theme Day!

Kim said...

When I think of Adelaide, I think of Eric Erickson, a resident who has been on the same music listserve group as me for over 10 years now. I had always heard about what was going on in Adelaide through his email posts, but now I'm getting to know Adelaide visually through your blog. Thanks for that!
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Pat said...

Gordon, what a great image! Love it!

Pat

Guelph Daily Photo, My Photos.

alicesg said...

Nice introduction. Adelaide is a nice city, I would love to visit one day.

g_mirage said...

A really festive mood! Great photos! Good day!

DANIELA said...

NICE PICTURES!!!

GREETINGS,
DANIELA

PS. DONT FORGET TO VISIT MY BLOG! www.danielahales.blogspot.com

sam said...

looks like fun, and clearly not a boring place, with so many options for entertainment and culture, as well as relaxing on the beach etc!

PierreJ said...

Goodness, I'd never realised there were that many festivities in Adelaide! Thanks for the inspiration - I'll get cracking sooner or later adding some to our travel community at trivago.
Best wishes from the Cape,
Pierre