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Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Lens: @ 41mm, ISO: 800, Aperture: f, Shutter: 1/6

This beautiful old rotunda can be found in Elder Park, Adelaide, South Australia. It is a magnificent example of Victorian architecture, given to the City of Adelaide by philanthropist Thomas Elder and officially opened on 28 November 1882. It was fabricated by MacFarlane’s Saracen Foundry in Glasgow and shipped from London on 14 February 1882. It is constructed of iron and zinc and its foundation has concrete walls eight feet thick and twelve feet high. The task of erecting it was taken by Charles Farr who raised the floor eighteen feet. Reporting on the event on 29 November the Observer said “The portion of ground between King William Road and the Lake is admirably situated as a recreation ground of the kind so frequently met with in continental cities and when it has been levelled and the edges sloped down to the Torrens bank … there will be no prettier spot around Adelaide than the unpromising looking hollow on which for months past the operation of filling up has been carried on”.


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Photography been a longtime hobby that has now become an obsessive passion. I am fairly eclectic in my choice of subjects, and try to see beauty in most things. Thank you for dropping by my site and I welcome any feedback and tips.

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 2 years ago

    Super find Christine …

  • Much appreciated Tom.

    – Christine Smith

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey.

    – Christine Smith

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsalmost 2 years ago

    Awesome work Christine!!..I enjoyed the history, so nice to see you have a tiny piece of home.

  • Thank you Kate, for both your comment and the fave. Have a great weekend.

    – Christine Smith

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 1 year ago

  • Thank you very much for featuring this image Graham. I really appreciate it.

    – Christine Smith

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