along Flinders Street

Ari, Maleko and I wandered around the Flinders St precinct yesterday as part of our afternoon poodlewalk.

I wanted to have another look at the late afternoon light on both the concrete modernist architecture and the nineteenth century buildings.

Flinders St Education

There is a big contrast between these two styles of architecture. People in Adelaide still don’t warm to the brutalism of the 1960s concrete and glass modernism, even though its been there for over half a century. I’ve made my peace with it. I can accept it— unadorned geometric forms, open interiors, and the use of glass, steel, and reinforced concrete—as part of our architectural history, and I think that it should be preserved as part of our architectural heritage. I’m probably in a minority.

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