Glenelg, Adelaide's beach suburb
Adelaide is known as the festival city and is also
has a thriving art scene. The Adelaide Festival Centre is South
Australia's major performing arts venue and is the focal point
for the biennial Adelaide Festival of the Art, three weeks of
more than 2000 artists from 27 countries, drawing crowds of more
than 700 000.
The Old Plaza Hotel
Adelaide was actually settled by decent people,
and not by criminals like most cities on the east coast.
On December 31st, 1836, Colonel William Light, as surveyor-general
of South Australia, selected the new city centre of Adelaide.
Settlement began the next year in 1837.
It must be a good life in Adelaide, the London based
Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)'s survey in 2005 ranks Adelaide
nr. 6 out of 130 cities surveyed worldwide. The EIU assessed the
level of hardship for expatriates in the 130 cities, using 12
factors including housing, education, recreational activities,
health, climate and terrorism.
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