....I was lucky enough to spend a few hours of my day with the lovely Kim, of Frog Ponds Rock fame.
Kim had been in Adelaide for the Ceramics Trienale and had a day to spare, so I met her at her hotel and we wandered off to see a bit of Adelaide.
We walked through side streets and back streets to our Central Market, which I knew she had been wanting to have a look at it.
Along the way Kim ooh'ed and aah'ed a bit at the wonderful old buildings Adelaide has, in particular the textures and colours of the big old sandstone and bluestone blocks they are built with.
We noticed a few stalls already in the process of upgrading, the whole market is being smartened up to make it cleaner, more streamlined, and possibly more acceptable to the tourist trade.
I hope it doesn't lose the unique atmosphere that has been known far and wide for decades.
I introduced Kim to my favourite place for coffee, Lucia's, and we sat for a while, people watching while we had cappucinos.
This was a regular stopping point of mine while shopping at the market years ago, when I still had four kids depending on me for food.
While we sat there, waiting for our cappucinos, Kim spotted a chocolate fountain behind me.
After wandering the market for a while, we walked back towards the city along our main street:
King William Street.
I pointed out our Victoria Square fountain, which wasn't in operation, possibly undergoing a cleaning or some repair work. I thought I had a photo of it somewhere, apparently not.
That shall be remedied toot sweet!
I also pointed out our Town Hall, a magnificent structure, which I have also never yet photographed.
I really must take some photos of it, it's a beautiful building.
Kim remarked that many of the buildings reminded her of Hobart, and I've promised myself that I will get down there one day and have a look around.
But not in the winter. I like cold weather, but Tasmania is too cold.
We walked though a few of Adelaide's many food halls, deciding what to have for lunch,
I'm not yet game enough to try raw fish, no matter how prettily it is presented.
I'll get there.....just not right now.
While walking through Rundle Mall, Kim spotted our famous bronze pigs, which she had previously only seen here on my blog, and the sliding girl statue.
When I first met with Kim at her hotel, she gave me a gift. A very pretty, handmade by Kim, cup that I had admired very much on her blog...
A sweet little bonus was this dish in matching blue glaze.
Thank you, Kim.
And thank you for a lovely day.
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