Wednesday, December 19

River Torrens in Adelaide

The River Torrens wends its way from the Adelaide Hills out to Spencer Gulf, and it was its presence that decided the place where Adelaide was settled in 1836.  A good water supply, that still provides some water to the city and suburbs.

Where it winds its way through the northern edge of the city, it is surrounded by parklands - the Adelaide Festival Theatre over looks the river, and the famed Adelaide Cricket Ground is on the northern edge of the river.

Where it heads out to see, it is rather like a lazy pond - home to a myriad of birds, and surrounded by lush green lawns, cycle and walking paths.  I took my camera there early yesterday morning and these are some of the photos.




3 comments:

textilefiend said...

This bridge looks so familiar! When we lived in Adelaide, we biked all along the tracks by the Torrens.

textilefiend said...

This bridge looks so familar - when we were in Adelaide 12 or so years ago, we did lots of bike rides along the Torrens. Jut refresh my memory...

Di Hill said...

There are bike paths on both sides of the river, and I suspect they go all the way from the city to West Beach where the river spills out into the sea. The photos were taken near West Beach.