Sharing The Peapod's Travel Adventures...

Adelaide Seen Through the Eyes of Tracey and Mark...

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This entry was posted on 6/23/2007 5:30 AM and is filed under Australia.

When our train arrived at the Adelaide train depot our friends Tracey and Mark were both there with a big bottle of bubbly to welcome us to their beautiful city.

Here we are doing our Peapod "fork" salute and blessing...



Our dinner at Botanic was very delicious and beautifully prepared...Here's the hazelnut goat souflle and Mindy's duck with caramelized onions and roasted vegetables.





We had a lovely walk along the river...



Check out these cool sculptured boats which light up at night...



Here's a beautiful sculpture series overlooking the river.  Created by George Popperwell - here's his artist's statement:  "This piece is properly seen as a fragment made up of a loose cluster of detainments drawn from the continuum where the unsual and quotidian jostle for attention concerned more with elasticity than logic it-wd-be-gd-if-an inspection fused amusement with speculation".  Let us know if you can understand what that means...



Here's a close up.  There were about 6 of these sculpture balls...It says "I'll be your bread, spread me with honey."



Here's another beautiful sculpture called Fractal Mandala by Greg Johns alongside the river...



Tracey and Evelyn sitting on a lovely bench by the river...



And this quirky river bird was so colorful we couldn't resist photographing it.  Much research revealed that it is called a "Purple Swamphen" and lives around fresh water feeding on soft shoots of reeds and rushes and frogs and snails or other eggs it can steal.



This is a plant conservatory that was part of the Botanic Gardens.  A great architectural construction filled with light...



Here's another magnificent glass green house...



Lots of fences around Adelaide are woven together with tea tree branches...



Walking back into town we passed this set of lovely fountains...



And then lucky for us, there was this fabulous Egyptian exhibit showing at the Adelaide Museum.  The sarcophagi, amulets and treasures from the pyramids were magnificent and still gloriously colorful.  Hard to believe that they were over 3000 years old.






 

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