Decode: Adventure

Decode: Adventure: Adelaide Day #2.1: Adelaide Post Office, Central Market, & Buskers

Decode Adventure

Before I start the Day #2 post proper, let me present the breakfast we had for the next few days.

Full English Breakfast =)
Full English Breakfast =)
Also, this was the view outside the hotel.
Also, this was the view outside the hotel.
Mum said it reminded her of the settings in the Spiderman movies.
Mum said it reminded her of the settings in the Spiderman movies.

Okay, now we get to business. The agenda of the day was very simple – Go to the Post Office, then to Central Market, and finish with the Adelaide Zoo. While mum did think of taking the tram which circled town at first, we decided to take a walk, since it passed the Adelaide Post Office.

We saw this statue in front of one of the shops near our hotel.
We saw this statue in front of one of the shops near our hotel.
And this is the guy. He was a famous comedian.
And this is the guy. He was a famous comedian.
Crossing to King William Street.
Crossing to King William Street.
Town Hall area.
Town Hall area.

Before I continue, I must warn some of my friends not to scream. Presenting…

ADELAIDE POST OFFICE

The Adelaide Central Post Office.
The Adelaide Central Post Office.
Entrance from outside.
Entrance from outside.
Australian postboxes.
Australian postboxes.
Mum gluing stamps.
Mum gluing stamps.
Postcards for EVERYONE!!
Postcards for EVERYONE!!

If you watched the TVB Drama Serial, “Triumph in the Skies”, this place was featured. At least I’m sure of it.

Quoting my good friend Raven Silvers, “This is how I imagined Fullerton to be when it was still a post office.” I won’t lie, the place looked amazing, reminded me of King’s Cross, even though I only saw it in movies and stuff.

After which, it was just crossing the road, past Victoria Square and making a right turn to…

CENTRAL MARKET

Commemoration of the explorers of South Australia in Victoria Square. On the way to...
Commemoration of the explorers of South Australia in Victoria Square. On the way to…
Central Market =)
Central Market =)
One of the first stalls you see.
One of the first stalls you see.
Students and marketers abound.
Students and marketers abound.
CHEEEEESE.
CHEEEEESE.
Sarah did a dramatic reading of this.
Sarah did a dramatic reading of this.
They sold Cheese and Breads.
They sold Cheese and Breads.
I love their baked goods and stuff =)
I love their baked goods and stuff =)
Coffee Beans =)
Coffee Beans =)
Yes, yes they were.
Yes, yes they were.
BANANA CAPSICUMS!! Those were cool.
BANANA CAPSICUMS!! Those were cool.

The first thing you notice upon entering the place – dry floors and incredibly organised, clean stalls.

Then, the great variety of all the fresh produce, meats, and of course, confections.

Chocolates and nuts. HEE.
Chocolates and nuts. HEE.
CAKE!!!
CAKE!!!
We didn't get the truffles though, overload of chocolate.
We didn’t get the truffles though, overload of chocolate.
My mum makes these, though they're probably 1/4 of the size.
My mum makes these, though they’re probably 1/4 of the size.
They have this in Australia!
They have this in Australia, and mum has been searching for these for the longest time.

Central Market was actually connected to Chinatown, where they had many shops and food courts with a wide selection of Asian food – it felt a bit funny seeing how Char Siew Rice in a Singaporean/ Malaysian food stall could cost AUD8.50 or something along that line. It was not something unheard of though.

And the the various wings of the Central Market had shops set up, selling clothes, souvenirs, together with other cafes, so sort of like those everything-under-one-roof kinds of markets.

One of the wing malls.
One of the wing malls.
Connection from Central Market to Chinatown.
Connection from Central Market to Chinatown.
Chinatown =)
Chinatown =)

Lunch that day was light, since we had an incredibly full breakfast. Had to say though, I could now cross “Meat Pie” out of my “To-Eat” list for Australia.

Meat Pie =) - Minced Beef, Egg, and Cheese.
Meat Pie =) – Minced Beef, Egg, and Cheese.
And Donut King. Light pastry accompanying the sweet glaze =)
And Donut King. Light pastry accompanying the sweet glaze =)

Adelaide Zoo and Pancake Kitchen are a separate post on their own, since they are quite a bit to talk about. I shall then leave you with two of the coolest buskers we encountered that day.

I love this guy's art and his colour on black strikes out really nicely.
I love this guy’s art and his colour on black strikes out really nicely.
And this guy is awesome - digeridoo, drum, and backing track. He was selling his indie album while raising funds for his next one =)
And this guy is awesome – digeridoo, drum, and backing track. He was selling his indie album while raising funds for his next one =)
And I leave you with the sunset. At 9PM.
And I leave you with the sunset. At 9PM.

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