Wednesday, December 17, 2008

ABC Wednesdays - V for Victoria Square

Victoria Square, is in the centre of Adelaide City. This is a view looking north, and if you look carefully you will see two flags; one being the Australian flag and the other the Aboriginal (Australian) flag. The traditional Kaurna name for the square is Tarndanyangga.

In May 1937 the square was named after Princess Victoria, who at the time was heir to the British throne. She became Queen a month later after the death of the King. This statue of her stands in the centre of the Square.

This is a view looking south past the Three Rivers Fountain (see one of my previous posts) located near the northern end of the Square.

Until recently the Glenelg tram ran in the middle of the Square, but when the extension was made along King William Street it was routed along its western side, reclaiming a valuable amount of space for special events.

To find out more about ABC Wednesdays and see other participants' contributions go to the ABC Wednesdays' Anthology or to see direct links to their own sites go here using Mr Linky.

32 comments:

Tash said...

A big, wide open space (and the lovely new trams add interest along the side). Well photographed to really show it off.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I think the Queen should look a bit more impressed!

Samantha Ysabelle said...

great choice of V for today. i thank you for the scenic tour of victoria square today.

btw, mine is here: http://seasons.pinoyvibes.net/2008/12/17/v-is-for-vow/. hope you can visit too!

happy wednesday!

anthonynorth said...

Some lovely views there.

RuneE said...

Queen Victoria would have enjoyed the square.

babooshka said...

Victoria is pippoing up a lot in Australian blogs this week. It is a lovely wide open place. Again you you fit my island in there.

Alejandro said...

Beautiful park, it looks like a really funny place to spend time with your family...

earthlingorgeous said...

What a lovely park indeed!


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antigoni said...

Great post!

Dragonstar said...

Very interesting and informative post. This is why I like blogging so much, learning about places I'll never see.
Thank you for participating - ABC Team.

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Sam said...

The statue of Queen Victoria was donated by a long dead relative of mine, Sir Edwin Thomas Smith.

Theo Kooijmans said...

Nice blog Gordon! With beautiful pictures.

marley said...

Did you know you were made a Blog Of Note? Well done :)

JOHN C. BAKER said...

I spent a day in Adelaide last month as part of my Australia tour. Should've spent more time timeafter looing at this blog ...

Leenie said...

Congrats on making Blog of Note! The tour of your city and surrounding area are fun armchair travel for people all over the world. Great layout, fun and informative.

Phil said...

Oh my god~
Australia is beautiful.
I have never been to Australia.
It looks very different from Hong Kong.

JOSEPH GELB said...

looks like a nice day to spend in the park.

Audit Diva said...

This site is way cool! Looking forward to more great pics of Adelaide!

angela said...

I see you made the Blog of Note, Gordon. Well done..

Cikgu Fitrie said...

Definitely a gorgeous place to visit!

The villager: said...

Great photos. Well done.

Turkey Joy said...

Super images. Looks like a nice place !

lili11 said...

Congrats on blog of note. You have nice pics. Someday, I'll go to Australia.

iSheezy said...

Wow I'm pretty impressed..
now i want to go there haha

darkman said...

We got rid of all our statues of queen vic in Ireland.No loss.

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Jilly said...

Well done Gordon on making 'blog of note' - a great honour. Congratulations.

Sierra Night Tide said...

I so want to be there now. :) It's cold and rainy -- no snow though.

Thanks for posting the pictures and congrads on being Blog of Note

Uncle_J said...

very nice

Gordon said...

I am overwhelmed by all your words of encouragement; just what I need right now. As you see I haven't posted for several days - the first break I have taken in over a year.

I will endeavour to visit all your blogs, but probably it won't be until after Christmas.