The history of South Australian Founding is my passion, Adelaide City and the surrounding landscape and towns is the setting for the adventure, more on weekend notes no doubt!
Published November 7th 2012
Hindley Street Adelaide City is one of those remarkable stretches of retail space bar Sydney Road in Melbourne, for its changing personality at least every 300 metres. This makes for a great study of the people of Adelaide and the visitors that flock to this street to soak up its atmosphere and enjoy the many and varied flavours.
At the Rundle Mall and King William Street intersection, you are in the nexus between two worlds, take the red pill and go shopping or turn around and look up if blue is to be your destiny. If you choose to take the journey....farewell McDonalds, Police Headquarters and coffee and maybe return later when you return when you may really need a massage, before retreating from the night after journey.
One possible reward for the long assent through the hell, temptation and misery of porn, takeaway and fried food, is the pub at the end of the world, if you can believe it! Carrying a pack and camera gear it sure felt it, but well rewarded with good cheer and beer and rest outside in the late afternoon sun. But don't rest too long this may be the end of the world but its not quite the end of our journey...get off your bum, it's not too much further to the end of Hindley Street I said to myself as I got up.
At the next busy intersection watchout. From my zoom lens vantage, I viewed or rather spied, a sudden and strange change of commerce and scenery, momentarily shuddering my senses but camera still held firm as I captured colourful shop fronts purveying items of glamour and earthly pleasures. Hang on to your hat the next leg not be for the prude, refined or the otherwise faint-hearted! But now as I continued several more startling signs and advertisements, one such sent to the editor with this despatch!
In more ways than one, obviously that sure was a hot day in Adelaide, but very glad that I went. Should this article entice or excite you to visit this street, please be reminded,while some like it very HOT, some would rather stay at home!
Enjoy the offering of famous Hindley Street Adelaide and also consider the local custom where its pronounced Hind Leigh not HIN LEE! Myself corrected at least twice on my last visit.
Jerusalem and Quiet Waters restaurants are both on Hindley St. In their day, they were both great little Middle Eastern restaurant retreats. Sadly, when visiting Quiet Waters again, after a rather long hiatus, it was not really what it used to be, however, I hear that Jerusalem may be... one needs to delve into the depths of Hindley St, in actuality. There is more, as you say...