Tuesday, 6 February 2007
Victoria Square Adelaide
The central point of this rectilinear city is perhaps, the Victoria Square Fountain by the sculptor John Dowie.
The fountain theme is based on the three rivers from which Adelaide draws it's water.
The Murray. (Aboriginal Man and Ibis.)
The Torrens. (Woman and Black Swan.)
The Onkaparinga. (Woman and Heron.)
The Crownlike upper basin recalls the 1963 Royal Visit.
Behind, you can see The Australian Flag, (Blue Ensign) and the Aboriginal flag. Unfortunately the water is turned off as we are experiencing severe water restrictions during the most severe drought in years.