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Monday, January 26, 2009

Australia Day Concert

Come and join us as Vicki and I attend the Adelaide Council's Australia Day free concert in the park, this park was the termination point for a parade of floats, marching bands, vintage cars, and cultural groups that had
been through the city streets.

Please click on photos to enbiggen.

We strolled along the very pretty riverwalk to the bridge in the background

From the bridge our destination was the parkland on the left of this photo.

On the right is the Adelaide Cricket Ground where there was an international game against South Africa being played, there was a capacity crowd of about 35,000 there so parking was at a premium.

This is where we were headed, along with another 10,000 people, Lee Kernaghan is one of Australia's favourite Country Singers, in fact he was named Australian of the year in 2008.

I made mention of the Chinese New Year falling on the same day (26 Jan) as Australia Day so in a very multi-cultural crowd there were a lot of Chinese people in National dress.

I don't know where this beautiful young lady was from but her costume was one of the best I saw.

The Island nations around Australia were well represented as were our own aborigines.

Again I'm not sure where this fellow was from but I loved his outfit, note the floppy pom-poms on his shoes.

These three young ladies in national costume walked up and down the river-walk most of the afternoon when a small crowd gathered they adopted the pose below.

We guessed that it represented a lotus flower and whether it did or not it was quite spectacular.

This "Australian Cookie" was handed out to all who wanted one... for free!!!!

I have never seen a duck that was so proud to be Australian, note the puffed out chest.


kenju said...

Looks like a fun day, Peter. The costumes and scenery were lovely.

Jim said...


Hi Peter, it looks like your guys have a lot more fun on Austraia Day than we do over here for our Thanksgiving. I guess we make up for it a little with Independence Day.

Thanks for posting this, it has been a long time since I left you a comment. Mostly I just 'lurk' a little here.


Jack K. said...


These are important days to celebrate.

I agree with your who is almost costumed in a blue outfit.

I believe the chap with the floppy shoes might be in a Greek costume, but I am not certain. It's just a guess, since I have never been to Greece.

It seems as though you and Vicki had a wonderful time.

Jamie Dawn said...

Happy Australia Day!! Where even the ducks are proud to be Australian.
I enjoyed all the photos. How pretty it was there, and all the people in those interesting costumes.
The pom poms on that guy's shoes are FANCY!
It looks as if you had a marvelous day.

karisma said...

Looks like you had a lovely day out! That cookie looks yummy! We did not have anything so exciting happening locally other than some teenagers mucking up at the beach!

We stayed home and had a nice bbq with family!

Today we are semi back to school. I say semi as the boys did a little history lesson this morning and some map planning but DB could not stand it as his mates are all outside on bikes and he "needed" to go join them!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Who won the cricket??? Bet it was SA...Australia haven't done very well in this series.

Sounds like you had a good day...Lee Kernaghan is always good value.

Pamela said...

those darn ducks -- proud little tooters the world over.

i can see why you were so enthralled with the lady in the blue. whoa.

Dave said...

Looks like a great time was had by all! Great weather too!

Merle said...

Hi Peter ~~ Glad you and Vicki had a nice day out and it all looked like fun. Lee Kernaghan became Australian
of 2008 because of all his charity work, not just because he sings.
Take care, Love, Merle,

Jeanette said...

gday peter,, Looks like you and Vicki had a great day, and I hope wasnt to tiring for Vicki..
By the way happy chinese new year to you also oooppps nearly forgot I left an award at my place for you.. ...

Walker said...

Happy Austrailia Day.
The park looks beaautiful as does the lady in Blue and the ladies in Red.
Aw hell all the ladies look gorgeous ;)