Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Discovering Adelaide 2 - The Adelaide Central Market
One of my favourite places to shop - or even just to visit - is the Central Market, just off Victoria Square, right in the centre of Adelaide. It is so full of life and colour, so vibrant and busy. I love taking visitors there - it is a real tourist attraction, perhaps not advertised enough.
As a child, I can remember going to the market with my parents and brother nearly every Friday evening. We would catch the Glenelg tram from where we lived at Glandore and the tram would take us into Victoria Square which was then the end of the line.
Hanging on very tightly to either Mum or Dad, we would savour the excitement of the market, stocking up on fruit, vegetables, meat, smallgoods, fish etc for the coming week. We were allowed to buy a small bag of sweets each from a marvellous lolly stall - now sadly gone. My favourite were the little brown fish, tasting of cinnamon from memory. Dad would always by a stick of mettwurst from "Pauls" stall while Mum delighted in the freshly roasted peanuts from Ditters - oh that smell!
I can remember one night, going home in the tram laden with bags of food, including a dozen farm fresh eggs. As the tram crossed South Road, we were hit by a truck inches from where we were sitting along the long bench in the front of the tram. We finished in a heap in the front section behind the driver - quite unharmed except for a small cut on my dad's head. All Mum could think about were her unbroken eggs.
Liz Needle - linking with "Our World Tuesday" and "Ruby Tuesday Too".