It has been too long since I picked up my camera and marveled at the world around me. This weekend is my last rest before starting back on my next writing project. After weeks of
ranting on about blogging about my writing, I am now plastering my page with photographs.
Yesterday I dropped off one of my legal deposit copies of Doctor Jack and Other Tales to the State Library of South Australia. I met the lovely Sharon (who turns out to be a long-time Doctor Who fan as well). She received my book with enthusiasm.
Traffic was better than expected, landing us in the city twentry minutes early. We decided to visit Gelatissimo, on Rundle Street, where a delicious dark chocolate (and milk-free) gelati can be found. Unfortunatley they now open thirty minutes later than advertised on their website. A quick trip to Dairy Bell, in North Adelaide, also proved fruitless. (Or should I say, icecreamless?). They no longer exist here, following the closure of their factories. Bother!
What to do? I couldn’t let the trip be wasted. I pulled out my camera and snapped some of the nineteenth century architecture, dating from around the 1840s onward. One just needs to look up, above the 1950s and 1970s refurbishments of the ground level shops, or toward the period buildings nestled amongst the modern constructs and the nooks and crannies in between. Perfect research for my continuing work on The Department of Curiosities!
There are so many hidden historical gems throughout Adelaide. These are just a few.