Torrens River

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© Christopher J Chalk
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The beautiful Torrens river runs through the Capital City of Adelaide in South Australia.

Known as the “The City of Churches”, Adelaide was founded in 1836, being named after King William’s popular wife.

Unlike the other Australian states, Adelaide’s citizens were not taken from the many convicts originally sent by Britain to Australia, but were free settlers. While most immigrants in the 1800s came from Great Britain, others began to arrive from diverse places, including Germany, Poland, Afghanistan, China, Italy, Lebanon, Spain and Scandinavia. All have left their mark in Adelaide and South Australia.

Attracted by the potential to build their wealth in the copper industry, or in wool and wheat, there were also those seeking safety from the religious persecution that was still present in Europe at the time? This is why Adelaide is commonly known as the “City of Churches”.

It is without doubt the tidiest and most beautiful city in Australia with a population at the last census of approximately 1.5 million people.

Adelaide is my favourite capital City in Australia.

*Canon EOS “KISS” D/SLR Camera

1/160, F 7.1, 29mm, ISO 100

15 responses

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (16 Feb 2012):

    Fantastic !!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (16 Feb 2012):

    So warm, inviting and beautiful!

  • JanElle

    JanElle gave props (16 Feb 2012):

    A really beautiful and welcoming view.. beautifully captured! Love the narrative it is so interesting and informative!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (16 Feb 2012):

    Donald is right, definitely inviting!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (16 Feb 2012):

    Terrific capture and narrative. I would love to be sitting on that bench enjoying the view!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (16 Feb 2012):

    great comp...... love this shot. looks so peaceful.

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (16 Feb 2012):

    Quite a gorgeous capture...i could sit there all day

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (16 Feb 2012):

    I can see why it would be your favorite, Chalky. Nice, gentle shot.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (17 Feb 2012):

    A beautiful and peaceful capture.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (17 Feb 2012):

    I always appreciate the time you take to write your narratives... this is such a peaceful looking oasis also..

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (18 Feb 2012):

    a beautiful scene, beautifully captured !!!!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (29 Feb 2012):


  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (23 Mar 2012):

    Such an inviting place to enjoy a day!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (4 Apr 2012):

    you are a brilliant photographer....

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