Escape – but from what? The rat race? As someone once said, even if you win the race, you’re still a rat!

Found the fire escape quite by chance as we were on a leisurely stroll through springtime Adelaide.


Abandon Hope…



…all ye who enter herein. It’s a quote from Dante’s “Inferno” the first book in his “Divine Comedy” (Yes, I’ve read it) Supposedly it was written over the gate into the City of …Dis…I think.

Anyway, this might look like the wall outside a prison, but it is, in fact, the back wall of a pub in Grenfell Street! The site next door in under repair, hence the grill work.

Sunshine (at last)




Shining down a narrow sidestreet in Adelaide, the sun makes patterns in the architecture.

Summer will soon be here, with its burning glare, hot steering wheels, and soft asphalt. Still, I’m really over Winter – my feet will welcome the warmth, even if we complain about it!

Were it not folly…




A laneway – a sidestreet actually – between North Terrace and Rundle Mall, looking towards Pulteney Street.

Nearly all Adelaide’s streets are named after early Settlers, Governors, or other minor potentates who loomed large but briefly in our short history, leaving only faded memories on our streets. As Omar Khayyam said, “Abode their hour or two, then went their way.”


As the sub-heading says, I’m trying to continue the early photographers’ works by seeing the world in black and white (and I don’t know how many shades of grey).

Who knows – I may learn more about the art of photography as I go!