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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.
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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.