Light Looses His Vision

The Adelaide Oval was arguably the most beautiful cricket ground in the world, set in beautiful park-lands north of the Central Business District, and the Torrens River, and surrounded by four of Adelaide’s leading scenic attractions.

  1. Colonel Light’s Vision
  2. St Peter’s Anglican cathedral
  3. The Pennington Terrace War Memorial Gardens
  4. The picturesque Torrens Lake

The re-developed Adelaide Oval arises somewhat grotesquely in this beautiful leafy setting, appearing somewhat crass in comparison to the quiet dignified composure of the old Oval.

South Australians will no doubt quickly embrace the modern facilities provided for in the new complex, and appreciate the ease of access and parking, adjacent to Adelaide’s West End nightlife area.

This post seeks to remind us of the beautiful old Adelaide Oval and the environs now fore-ever changed.

The Old Adelaide Oval and environs

English: Adelaide Oval Scoreboard, Dec 2010 du...

English: Adelaide Oval Scoreboard, Dec 2010 during the second test of The Ashes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Adelaide Oval, and City Sky-Line, before the Oval Development. Taken just below Colonel Lights Vision on the slope of Montefiore Hill

The bronze statue of Colonel William Light, originally placed in Victoria Square in 1906, but moved to Montefiore Hill (named after Jacob Montefiore, one of the ten commissioners of the colony of South Australia) in 1938..

The re-development of the Adelaide Oval in progress (courtesy of Adelaide Now)

Excavation under-way

The framework of the new stands towering upwards.

Artistic visualization of the completed Oval.

About Kenneth Robson

I studied at Adelaide Boys' High School, and the University of Adelaide, Medical School. graduating in 1961. My field of specialisation was Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Prior to establishing my practice in Adelaide, I spent 5 years working in India, and Papua-New Guinea, in the field of reconstructive surgery for leprosy. In retirement I joined the Australian Technical Analyst Association and passed the two examinations for a Diploma inTechnical Analysis, and the designation Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
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