Sunday, April 19, 2009

Adelaide Festival Plaza


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The old and the new are really brought together in this shot, taken in February, 2009. This is the plaza between Parliament House, Adelaide and the Festival Theatre, which dates from the 1970s. Parliament House was completed shortly before the First World War, replacing the first Parliament House (preserved just next door). On the far side of the plaza is Adelaide's classic Victorian-era Railway Station (now the Adelaide Casino), but looming beyond it is the tower of the Hyatt Regency, dating from the late 1980s. This is how an urban landscape evolves, mixing styles new and old in an amazing tapestry. The photo was a simple frame and shoot, but taking the greatest care with alignment as the distortive element of the lens bends verticals inward at the edges of the frame. Sarpness, colour and contrast were enhanced slightly. Fuji FinePix S5600, automatic. Image by Mike.

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