Sunday, October 03, 2004
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.