Parade of Light

An annual event, the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the second largest Fringe in the world after Edinburgh, has many draw cards. Not the least, for the local crowd, is the Parade of Light. There were the usual wondrous colours and displays, but a new entry in the visual splendour called to mind today’s Daily Post One Word challenge – Above.

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A thick smog of odourless and moistureless smoke hung over us as laser lights were shot through it.  Never surrounding us, but ever floating over and moving like some ionised cloud. Utterly spellbinding. I hope you can get a sense of it, here:

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And what of the usual sights? I’ll try to couple the buildings by day with their light show doubles. These stately buildings are some of our oldest – being a fairly young country in terms of European occupation.

State Library

The Art Gallery of South Australia

Bonython Hall, University of Adelaide

Mitchell Building,  University of Adelaide

Elder Conservatorium

 

And the random buildings on North Terrace, in the heart of Adelaide, the outdoor eating areas, a full moon and the alleyways as Adelaide comes alive for the Fringe.

We ate at Parwana, Afghani food. Deliciously fresh. Great, friendly service. Ebenezer Place.

Travel Safely to Adelaide during February and March, for our festival season. You’ll need plenty of water, although other refreshment can certainly be found.

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