Photographer's Note

Yesterday I visited the city of Adelaide, South Australia with a friend. We went into the Adelaide Arcade for a drink. When I had a good look around I realised how pretty this old architecture is and decided to take some photos to show it to the rest of you.

Adelaide Arcade was built in 1885 and comprised of 50 shops. Nowadays it boasts a diverse range of over 100 specialty retail outlets on the ground floor and balcony level. It took only five months to build and a further two months to occupy, with the letting and fitting out of the shops enabling Adelaide Arcade to be completed by December 1885. Ornamental cast iron from Messers Fulten & Co was used extensively and marble slabs flanking the entrances were supplied by the Kapunda Quarries.

The whole building was illuminated by electric light and was one of the first buildings in Adelaide to use electric lighting.

The design of Adelaide Arcade was by Withall & Wells, is the most important piece of their work to survive.


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