Comment | Frome Street – the street that wasn’t, and probably never should have been – demonstrates more about Adelaide’s flawed transport and planning policies than any other of the city’s wide boulevards.
Many Adelaideans are unaware that the street wasn’t on Colonel Light’s plan – it is a late 20th-century addition; a partially-completed road to nowhere.
Amazingly to modern heritage sensibilities, it was carved out of a couple of tiny lanes, with historic buildings and workers’ cottages destroyed to make way for a wide boulevard that was to be part of a grand north-south arterial right through the guts of the city and North Adelaide.
And it would have been huge. Think of the car rental place on the corner of North Terrace and Frome Street – that’s how wide the thor Full Story »
Adelaide | Today, why this Tasting Australia festival will be different, Central Market management problems causing wariness, upcoming food events and more.
Tasting Australia: this will be different
Tasting Australia kicks off this weekend and there’s as much on the program for your mind as for your stomach.
The Forager has already interviewed guest Joel Salatin (article to be published tomorrow), and I can confidently predict the innovative American farmer will be fascinating. If you’re at all interested in the integrity of food production, get along to one of his sessions.
There’s food for thought across much of the program, in keeping with joint festival director Simon Bryant’s fascination with food culture and origins.Full Story »