Adelaide Sights

Price: $7.99

Author: PHOTOGRAPHER Adam Lee RESEARCH & TEXT Denise Angus EDITED Bernard Whimpress
ISBN: 9781864765793
Binding: Perfect bound
Pages: 132
Size: 204 mm x 204 mm


This is a book for two types of people. Those who come to Adelaide from interstate and overseas seeking to discover the city’s charms and those who live here and rediscover it afresh.



It is a book where the pictures tell the main story, where the nature and character of the city and its environs are revealed. From the peace and serenity of the Torrens River where a trip on Popeye is a must; to the historical delights of its architecture, whether museums, art galleries, pubs or gaol; to the smells and sounds of its produce and craft markets; to the appeal of its nineteenth century corner pubs.


Most of the images are captured in the central business district where there is striking new architecture as well as old, in such buildings as the Hawke Centre of the University of South Australia, the Roma Mitchell Arts Centre and the National Wine Centre.

Metropolitan Adelaide, however, is often regarded as a 20-minute city at least from the Hills to the Sea. Thus there are sights from the pleasure grounds of seaside suburbs from Port Noarlunga in the south via Brighton, Glenelg, Henley Beach and Semaphore to Port Adelaide in the north. To take in the whole expanse at a glance the book ends with the most commanding view from Mt Lofty Summit.Sample spreads -