Saturday, January 10, 2009

Adelaide Beaches...

There is no way I could blog photos of Adelaide and leave out the beaches. They're squeaky clean ocean beaches, one after the other in the formation of the Great Australia Bite. For my very cold (temperature, not state of their hearts) blogging friends, these snaps will hopefully brighten, possibly even warm your day some.

The first three shots were taken just after the sun set as I followed the yacht, until I got lost in the sunset and the boat sailed on.


*Don't forget to click on the photos*




































It never ceases to amaze me how many different shades of blue and green the sea can be all at the same time. The following photos were taken within a half hour time span and show a beautiful array of color changes in that short period of time.
















Friday, January 2, 2009

Adelaide, South Australia...

A few days before New Year I spent time in South Australia. I took photos of the sea, the hills and the City of Adelaide, the Capitol of the state. I decided to show the photos of this city first. It is a beautiful city, full of old buildings and new, gracefully standing side by side.

Don't forget to click on the photos...the details in the architectural work are incredible.




































































































Adelaide is a city of Spires and Turrets and I tried to capture as many of them as I could in my 1 hour allowance for photographing this city. Hard to say which is my favorite, maybe the cute little bee on top of his hive on the Beehive Building. This city is known as the City of Churches and I think it amply lives up to its name. Mind you not all of the spires and turrets belong to churches. A lot of public and Government buildings from the late 19th early 20th century have them too.




















































































































These last three photos are of the church my husband and I married in...a long time ago. Over the years I have tried to remember exchanging vows, all I can actually bring to mind is a very hazy memory of being in front of the altar and being in a dream like state, not really taking anything in. Just being amazed, perhaps awed that we were getting married