Friday, 1 June 2007
Victoria Square, Adelaide, in the late afternoon.
Victoria Square is at the centre of Adelaide's square mile and was named on May 23, 1837 after Princess Victoria, heir presumptive of the British throne. Less than a month later the King died and Victoria became Queen.
A statue of Queen Victoria stands in the centre of the square. The fountain in the north part, (yesterday's post), was designed to represent our three rivers, the Torrens, the Onkaparinga and Murray.
Victoria Square is bordered by the Supreme Court of South Australia, the Adelaide Magistrate's Court, the Federal Court of Australia, the Treasury and the Adelaide General Post Office.
On the eastern side is the Reserve Bank of Australia and State Administration Service, (shown here), the Cathedral Church of St Francis Xavier and the Torrens Building, used by the Heinz School Australia, an international campus of Carnegie-Mellon University.
The Adelaide Central Market is located to the west and King William Street passes around the square. The terminus for the Glenelg Tram is in the southern part of the square.
Adelaide on the first day of winter, Marilyn Monroe's birthday, (et moi aussi), - no Worries !