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Hahndorf, South Australia, myRTW,, Australia

Fotoeins Friday: Hahndorf, from Germany to Australia

18 August 2012.

You’d think I made a picture of this sign somewhere inside Germany. In fact, the sign is located in south-central Australia.

The town of Hahndorf (Hahn’s village) is about 25 kilometres southeast from Adelaide in the federal state of South Australia. Hahndorf is acknowledged as the oldest surviving German community in Australia (1839), and is recognized as heritage area in 1988 by the South Australia state government. The sign above greets visitors in German: “welcome to Hahndorf: ‘our town can be better.'” At upper-left is the coat of arms for Hahndorf (within a larger Goslar) in north-central Germany; at upper-right is the coat of arms for the German federal state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen).

During my year-long RTW, I made this photo on 18 August 2012 with the Canon 450D, 50-prime, and the following settings: 1/125-sec, f/4, ISO100, 50mm focal length (80mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at as URL.

Central Market, Adelaide, SA, Australia,

Adelaide Central Market: sweet, savoury, books!

Ah, the importance of correctly using the Oxford comma …

In the midst of my year-long around-the-world walkabout, it might be the middle of winter in Australia, and the weather is perfect for both a stroll and a coffee. I’m in the South Australian capital city of Adelaide, and my friend, Emily, insists we stroll through the Central Market. No surprise, then, my arm is sufficiently twisty and rubbery for the …

Colourful fruit and veg.
Assorted of used books.
Chicken hearts and livers.
A chocolate fountain.

But not all at the same time. Please …

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Adelaide, SA, Australia,

Adelaide: street art in the CBD

The following shows some of the street art present in and around the Central Business District in Adelaide, South Australia state’s capital city. I’m very grateful to have spent some time in South Australia as a part of my year-long RTW (around the world).

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Kangaroo Island (SA): seals, koalas, & roos

2020: devastating bushfires in the Australian summer (December 2019-March 2020) wiped out a significant fraction of flora and fauna on Kangaroo Island. Many years will be required for many species to recover.

Kangaroo Island in South Australia was named for the large number of kangaroos, which were a source of fresh meat for the crew of the British ship HMS Investigator in 1802. The ship was captained by Matthew Flinders, who was tasked to chart the southern Australian coastline. Desperate without fresh supplies for months, Flinders named the island in gratitude for the abundance of roo meat.

Then again, the indigenous name for the island is “Karta” or “Island of the Dead.” That’s a little sinister, as something must have happened; either the aborigine population left the island or they died out.

But life bounces back, and there’s plenty of it on this island.

There are plenty of sheep where on grassy meadows, seals at Kingscote Jetty, young and adult seals relaxing and sleeping in the sun at Admirals Arch, free-climbing koala bears and free-roaming kangaroos at the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Ligurian honey bees at Clifford’s Honey Farm, and a lone echidna by the side of a dirt road in the middle of the island.

In making these photos, I used my long-zoom lens; no animals were harmed, poked, prodded, or ridiculed in the process.

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