Wednesday, 11 April 2007
Nearly two centuries later.
Adelaide, named in honour of Queen Adelaide, consort of King William IV, was founded in 1836 as the planned capital for the only freely-settled British province in Australia.
Even though Colonel William Light, designed the city in a grid layout, interspaced by wide boulevards and large public squares, he did not foresee the way in which 21st century "boxes", would detract from the elegant profile of gracious Victorian Era buildings.
Today, the General Post Office and the Torrens Building are becoming soaked into the sponges of unfortunate planning thought. Hardly deserving to be thought of as the "Paris of the South".