Monday, September 1, 2008

September Theme Day: Sister Cities

One of Adelaide's sister cities is Christchurch in New Zealand. The cities have similarities, geographically and culturally. Both were well planned British colonial cities and became important centres for the export of primary produce. Both cities are nestled between the coast and hills, and offer a relaxed lifestyle with many outdoor activities. The sister city link was established in 1972.

Both cities have many public parks, gardens and recreational areas. In 1997 Christchurch was named 'Garden City of the World.'

We both even have heritage trams! See an Adelaide heritage tram here. When I visited Christchurch in 2006 I really felt quite at home.

Adelaide's other sister cities are Austin (USA), Georgetown (Malaysia) and Himeji (Japan).

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10 comments:

Hyde DP said...

I remember the trams in Christchurch. Nice ti see ine again

angela said...

The trams are very similar indeed..nice photos.

alice said...

Two beautiful cities! Have you ever been in Christchuch, Gordon?
Have a nice day down under!

Abraham Lincoln said...

These are nice photographs, Gordon, and I really like that trolley in the bottom picture. It reminds me of those that used to run in nearby, Dayton, Ohio, home of NCR (National Cash Register) where I worked for a number of years. Now, however, the trolley tracks are gone and with them went the trolley cars replaced by Diesel pollution generating buses.

I also like the top photo as it reminds me, somewhat, of Victoria, BC.

Thanks for coming to my post about Japan, Gordon, and for the comment you left me. I appreciate it a lot.

PJ said...

Gordon, I feel like I've learned a lot from you. Thank you for your well written, well thought out posting. I can't tell you I have any special feelings about trolleys but it is fun to see you fellas wax poetic about them. Cheers!

Chuck Pefley said...

Nice to have a sister near by. The Adelaide tram looks very like one here in Seattle which came from down your direction. Not sure if it was Adelaide, or not, but is currently not running along our waterfront due to the Olympic Sculpture Park having taken over it's storage barn space. Hopefully our city plans to put it back into service before too many more years. Happy theme day!

Joy said...

Lovely photos, Gordon! Truly a slice of life of your twin city!

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your kind comments. Have a great start to your week!


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Jilly said...

Oh yes, how alike the two cities are. Perhaps more culture going on in Adelaide? Maybe I'm wrong there -but I do see the similarities in style and feel. Nice photos too.

Shelagh said...

Lovely mini-visit to Adelaide - I fell in love with it on 2 visits there, also to Flinders Pass, ferry over Murray river, tram ride to Glenelg (and later even to Marree) so all very nostalgic. Thank you!

alicesg said...

Very interesting and beautiful. I had yet to visit New Zealand. It looked like a beautiful place.