Today June and I wandered into Rundle Mall, which the main shopping area in downtown Adelaide. There were some things that we wanted to buy to bring home, plus I thought I better get a wide brimmed hat for the trip to the Flinders Ranges that starts tomorrow. Oh, and we made sure we bought some lottery tickets too since the jackpot was at an Australian record. Gotta be in it to win it, right? One of the iconic elements of Rundle Mall is the sculpture affectionately known at the “Mall Balls.” This landmark has been part of the Mall for years, and invariably if you’re meeting anyone at the Mall, the instructions are usually “I’ll see you at the Mall Balls at such-and-such o’clock.” And with Christmas pageant less than a week away, the Mall was festooned with Christmas decorations, including the oversized Father Christmas (Santa) you see in this picture.
Monday, November 5