Adelaide

Travel Theme : Art

Ailsa of <Where’s my backpack>Has this week chosen a subject that is integral to travel. Art is all around us: even underground, go see Ailsa’s photos of a NYC subway.

Most towns have art galleries and we always search them out. Then there is art and craft shops and galleries. Sculptures, murals, mosaics, creations large and small to gaze at and photograph.

But I consider the greatest art of all is the stunning displays that nature presents us with. We try to capture that beauty in our photographs to bring the memory of places we have visited home with us.

The great artists have left many paintings for us to admire. When in Adelaide we went to Hahndorf, a short drive into the Adelaide Hills, to see the “Cedars” home and studio of the great Australian artist Hans Heysen. He has brilliantly combined the majestic beauty of the Australian gum tree into his works of art.  The house was as he left it, full of his paintings and drawings.(click on this link to see more of Hans Heysens beautiful paintings, he was a very prolific artist)It is now maintained by the family. The garden was a haven of peace, then we walked across to his studio set among the magnificent gums he loved and painted all his life. Copies of the original paintings were positioned in front of the actual gums in the setting that he painted them.

Magestic gums

Copy of Hans Heysen painting showing the gums in the picture

Gum trees in the afternoon light

Letter from Hans Heysen

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Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Rundle Mall, originally uploaded by gypsy woman1.

This is the heart of Adelaide’s CBD. A green, leafy, inviting place to wander along listening to the buskers or sit and people watch, one of our favourite past times, and Adelaide is a rich mixture of nationalities. We found out that the reason migrants come here is that they are encouraged to choose South Australia as they are given 5 extra points and need fewer points to settle here rather than go to the eastern states.

It is rich in dress and different cultures. The historic architecture is well-preserved and the houses in suburbia are solid stone or brick cottage style in their own sections.

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