nature in the city

Though it is the capital city of South Australia Adelaide is a provincal city, and so it has little by way of high rise in the CBD. So the opportunities for me to make these kinds of pictures are limited.

However, the parklands, which bound the CBD, offer a contrast to, an escape from, the CBD’s high rise glass masonry, asphalt surfaces dotted with street trees and canyon like streets. They help to green the city.

Adelaide parklands

Adelaide parklands

This urban nature, some sections of which are woodlands thanks to the “green-shift”, provide a refugee from the summer heat. The trees help cool the urban environment in contrast to buildings and asphalt that increase heat absorption and reflection. The latter do not cool down during a heatwave and the streets of the CBD can become oppressive.

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