Sunday, October 03, 2004

King William Street/East Terrace, North Terrace/Rundle Street and Rundle Mall

To manage my progress throughout the city, I've divided the city into quarters using Victoria Square as the centre. The first quarter I have decided to photograph is the North-Eastern quarter. I've further divided this quarter into bands, bordered on the East by East Terrace and on the West by King William Street. I will use the main streets and roads running East/West for my Northern and Southern borders.

Vaughan Place I

This is the part of Vaughan Place that runs off Rundle Street. Sometimes there are stalls here with people selling barbequed meat and handmade jewellery. I think all of the renovations that are going on here at the moment are letting this place slip a bit in terms of its tidyness and appeal. It appears that a lot of business here have shutdown. Our Imax cinema was down here too, but that closed years ago.

Vaughan Place II

This is Paxtons Walk, a very small walkway between buildings at the end of Vaughan Place that leads around to Ayres House and North Terrace. A nice little shortcut to my bus after getting a falafel on Rundle Street.

Vaughan Place III

I think a lot of stencil graffiti looks fantastic - depth and definition with just one colour.

Vaughan Place IV

Another L-shaped lane. This part runs off Frome Street, the other part off Rundle Street. I think they are building some appartments here, just as they are all over the East End. It's all blocked up with machinery and scaffolding - I had to sneak under a fence to get this shot.

Synagogue Place I

The other side of Market Bazaar, which has its front entrance on Centrepoint Lane.

Synagogue Place II

The teacher of a university course I did called 'Writing the City' told me that these doors orginated from a palace in India.

Synagogue Place III

Apparently, the big bluish building you can only see a little bit of on the left was once a Jewish synagogue. Now it's a nightclub called 'Church', with a great big neon Star of David above the entrance.

Centrepoint Lane

My favourite second hand book store on Magill road closed down a few months ago. Shortly before that, the Orange Lane markets in Norwood - another place where I once enjoyed searching for books - also closed down. I went in the Market Bazaar few weeks ago and found a lot of the stock from these two places here. A colourful addition to an otherwise uninteresting lane.

Apollo Place

More bins and graffiti. These two things are quickly become my favourite parts of these places. Always there, always different.

Fowlers Lane I

Fowlers Lane II

On the map that I've used for this project, this street is called Clubhouse Lane, running off North Terrace and joining Fowlers Lane to make an L-shape. However, there is no sign calling this street Clubhouse Lane and no other maps label it as such. More importantly, there is a Clubhouse Lane running off Hindley Street that does have a sign and is labelled in many other maps that I have since consulted. From this information, I am safely assuming that the whole L-shape is named Fowlers Lane.

Fowlers Lane was obviously named after D & J Fowler and the business that they held here.

Fisher Place

I spent a lot of time in this deep, damp and dim side street running off Gawler Place. All of these walls are the backs of several buildings that face either Rundle Mall or North Terrace. A lot of doorways and windows have been bricked up, so I'm sure this street was used much more in the past. Lots of loading bays and bins.

Friday, October 01, 2004

Stephens Place I

I once read that Adelaide is regarded as having some of the most ugly buildings in Australia. I think that Adelaide's buildings can be quite interesting - it just depends on how you look at them.

Stephens Place II

Stephens Place III

That's the Myer Centre on the right and centre. I think this photo gives a sense of the closed-in feeling you get when in some of the side streets in the CBD. Not much sunlight gets in for most of the day either.

Gawler Place I (North Terrace - Rundle Mall)

Gawler Place would have to be one of the biggest side streets in Adelaide. It crosses over several main streets for five blocks. I've decided to divide Gawler Place into these five blocks, as each part is, of course, different.. So, you'll see more of Gawler Place sometime in the future.

Gawler Place II (North Terrace - Rundle Mall)

Charles Street

I can remember marvelling at the overhead lights in Charles Street during rare trips to Adelaide when I was younger. It always seemed so futuristic to me. Lots of echo, too. One of the building entrances here leads to the multi-level carpark we would use, so Charles Street was one of the first places I'd set foot in when visiting Adelaide.

Austin Street I

Austin Street II

Austin Street is L-shaped. One part runs off Pultney Street (seen in the background here), the other runs off North Terrace.

Austin Street III

This is the part of Ausint Street that runs off North Terrace. Not sure what construction is being done here but it's been going on for quite some time now. Nothing in the city remains the same - there's always something being built, torn down or renovated. Even the newest places are getting older.

Porters Lane

Tavistock Lane I

Tavistock Lane off Frome Road. 'Gerard and Goodman's' must have gone out of business a long time ago. So many of these alleyways hint at the businesses of the past, with the ghosts of faded paint telling of what once was.The other side of this building faces Synagogue Place. It appears to be used as a student art gallery these days.

Tavistock Lane II

These places seem to hold the trash of the city.