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Adelaide | Cheap Flights Cheap Hotels
 
Thu, 23/08/2012 - 01:45

Adelaide

There are not many capital cities which have an almost mathematical design like Adelaide. Colonel William Light came up with a plan in grid formation so that the streets, parks and public areas would be perfectly laid out, as if with a set square and ruler. It worked and still does today in what many call the ‘city of churches’.

 

Shopping

But for all its religious and so-called moral upbringing, Adelaide has blossomed into a city with a host of attractions. Try shopping for instance and while the Rundle Mall is an enormous precinct for strolling and shopping, off the Mall is the Adelaide Arcade. It’s in the heart of Adelaide and well worth a visit. It has some high-quality specialty shops. This means the staff members know about the goods they sell so you’ll be dealing with an expert. The setting is exquisite and the many shops sell clothes, jewellery and superb coffee. The architecture is fascinating with the ancient shops designed with a workshop above where the trader created the material and then sold them in the shop below. You can still see the stairs today. There’s even a museum within the arcade enabling you to delve more into the history.

The Adelaide Central Market is well over 100 years old. The building housing the market is made of wood and iron and while its grandeur remains unchanged the inside is a marvel. Stallholders with fabulous produce and now fashion outlets are topped with the addition of cafes and eateries offering the tastiest morsels. Again located within easy walking distance, this is another shopping must for any visitors to the city of churches.

 

Adelaide and the Arts

The Adelaide Festival says it all. It’s an event which proudly promotes the city’s attitude to the arts. It has grown over the years and holds an outstanding reputation within the local, national and international artistic communities. It is far more than a series of brilliant operatic and drama performances. The Adelaide Fringe gives scope for all sorts of performers and the crowds are huge. The Adelaide Writers’ Week puts literature on the map and gets fantastic support from the reading public. And while these events take up only a week or three at a time, they are symbolic of the push for the arts in Adelaide. Plan your trip to catch the Festival or its counterparts and be amazed at the brilliance of the works on display.

 

 

Religion

It would be remiss to not mention part of the reason why Adelaide has the tag the city of churches. There are many, obviously, and one of the most awe-inspiring is the Anglican St Peter’s Cathedral. It stands in very impressive space and grounds in North Adelaide. It’s a short walk to the famous Adelaide Oval and the River Torrens. The architecture of the cathedral is superb and the music uplifting. You can see why Adelaide gets its tag and have a wonderful time as well. Being a small city at its heart, walking is a great form of exercise and an even better way of seeing the city up close and personal.