Friday Photo

Yes, the Friday Photo has made a comeback (on a Saturday, I might add).

The other week, before the Dreaded Lurgy struck, I had to run Oldest Son down to Port Adelaide each morning for a few days. On the last day I remembered to grab the camera before leaving.

So today’s Friday Photo is the first in a series, which I’ll pop out over the next few weeks, probably a couple of photos a week.

Port Adelaide is interesting, because unlike many of the other cities of the old colonies, the port is some 10 or so miles distant from the city; so the character of the port is quite different to the character of the city.

The port has also been left behind in the development stakes, though things have gradually been changing there over the last 10 years or so. Right now, a huge development push is happening, so the character will be completely changed again over the next few years.

This series, then, is a bit of a snapshot of the port of today Рbits of the faded grandeur,  bits of the tacky and run-down, and bits of the warehouses that stored the wool that created much of the wealth of the early colony.


Today, though, is indulgence: The end of winter, the clear blue sky, early morning long shadows, and the effect of parallel lines of trees and buildings make for an interesting effect.

Light, Shade, Perspective - Port Adelaide

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It’s lovely. I don’t think I’ve ever been to Port Adelaide (someone else was doing the driving when I was last is SA so didn’t pay much attention to the city . . I was after the wineries!) Looks so deserted. I’m glad you’ve brought it back because I forget to look at your photos and they’re worth looking at.

Comment by Baino | September 6th, 2009 8:11 am | Permalink

9 am on a weekday, nobody much about. The place is full of tourists on weekends. The early morning of a weekday gives a completely different feel.

Comment by Wally | September 6th, 2009 1:44 pm | Permalink

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