Freelancer and aspiring journalist from Adelaide. Visual Arts graduate & current journalism student. Fashion, lifestyle, entertainment, art & food. I also write for The Adelaidian // theadelaidian.net/author/georgina-tselekidis
Published December 28th 2015
There is so much beauty in the world, take time to notice it
It's no doubt that us Adelaideans are blessed with a pretty little state. We don't need to drive hours to discover beautiful places that are conveniently located around us. Some people believe that Adelaide's small size is a curse, however I see it as a blessing.
We're fortunate enough to live in close proximity to the city and the sea. Yes all states are lovely in their own unique way, but I happen to be proud of where I'm from. I'd much rather live at a more relaxed pace, and that's why I love little old Adelaide. Although a small city, it has much to offer and it's up to us to take advantage of its positives to truly understand how blessed we are to live in such a remarkable place. I constantly hear people complaining and putting Adelaide down. If you're not content, then leave.
There's no point in rubbishing a genuinely good place for ridiculous reasons. Being listed as the 5th most livable city in the world, I can definitely understand how this has come about. What's not to love about the natural, raw and understated beauty of South Australia.
As you can see below, the River Torrens is an exquisite example of Adelaide's unrefined beauty. This image was captured during a warm summers night and you can almost feel the calm ambience through the image. This photo really portrays Adelaide, and its simplicity.
If you live in the western suburbs, then I'm sure you've witnessed the unrivaled charm of West Lakes. Whether you live in the area, or know of it, it's undeniably a breathtaking part of Adelaide's western suburbs. With houses positioned perfectly near the lake, it's a picturesque spot that deserves some recognition. Take a stroll, go fishing or even check out the West Lakes Princess boat cruise, which frequently offers a range of public and private cruises for all occasions. A great way to experience the beauty of West Lakes from a different perspective.
The Gorgeous West Lakes.
How can you not fall in love with Adelaide's beaches. As I mentioned before, we are extremely lucky that we live between the city and the sea. If you are located in the western suburbs, then you're blessed, as you have an array of delightful beaches right at your doorstep, including Henley Beach, West Beach, Tennyson and Semaphore. If you're located in the South, then you're also very fortunate to have Glenelg, Brighton, Hallett Cove, Noarlunga, and various others at your disposal. As you can see, no matter the location, a beach is close by so you're not missing out during those hot days.
Better yet, our beaches are fairly calm in the summer, particularly, Tennyson and Henley Beach. Crystal clear waters are common on warm days, which is great when you have kids and are worried about rough waves or anything of that nature. If you're located in the northern or eastern suburbs, this is a bit of an issue as the beach is a little further away. However, depending on your location, a 30 -40 minute commute will get you to the beach in no time.
Don't forget the magic of the Adelaide Hills. Known for its dazzling landscapes, quality produce, and reputable wines, each suburb captures the essence of natural beauty, making it a prominent picturesque region of South Australia. Whether you're going for a leisurely drive through the hills on a Sunday, or visiting a winery, you'll be amongst incomparable scenery and history. The Adelaide Hills comprises of various towns including Stirling, Hahndorf, Littlehampton and the list goes on.
Each area possesses a uniqueness that is defined through its lush properties and scenic surrounds. I really can't think of a more striking spectacle than the winding streets of the Adelaide Hills. If you ever have some spare time, spend the day driving through the diverse parts of the Adelaide Hills. I like to lose myself in the environment and embrace the character of it all. Stop off, park the car, take a walk and look around. You'll really come to see how beautiful it all is.
As you can see, Adelaide is truly a remarkable place, that deserves praise rather than hate or criticism. What is there to hate? Everything is in close proximity to one another, living is cheaper compared to various other cities around the country, and we produce some of the worlds greatest wines known to man. It is true that it's a small city that is slowly progressing in it's own direction, however, it is also my home, and I wouldn't want it any other way.
Georgina,nice to see you promoting Adelaide the way you have just done;with some excellent images.The CBD is gradually showing signs of growing into city adulthood and hopefully,more tourists will venture here and experience the beauty around us.We need more people like you spreading the attributes of this wonderful city and surrounds and may you retain the passion and enjoy a happy and healthy 2016.