The Ambitious Drifter

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The Train Still Leaves From Here


This is the final photo safari post from my last Adelaide trip. Over the years Adelaide’s city fathers have done much to diminish the railway station. The (underused) marble entrance halls were turned into a casino. An uninspiring conference centre was plonked on top of the tracks. Exotic trains such as the Ghan to Darwin and the Sydney – Perth Indian Pacific still run, but not from here.

Not all is lost. The station retains some of its character, it hasn’t been turned into a bland mega mall full of franchise stores.

Seppelts still makes fine wine, so this isn’t quite a ghost sign. wpid-img_20150421_122721.jpg

The columns are interesting, they look like they’re ceramic. wpid-img_20150421_122823.jpg

The old ticket booth, now a coffee shop.


You can get some sense of the vaulted ceiling.


Street art from a nearby side street. wpid-img_20150421_123038.jpg

4 thoughts on “The Train Still Leaves From Here

  1. Love these photos – what a ‘drift’ you’re having


  2. Very impressive photos!