Walking through town last week, Daniel took me into another one of the city’s abandoned construction sites. Adelaide has an appearance of being a bustling small capital, though I always seem to notice the proliferation of empty shops and buildings, and missing teeth of demolished sites. It reminds me of Auckland in the early 90’s, when the over-enthusiastic trashing of historic architecture all through the city centre met with the stock market crash and left the place with wasteland carparks, a prefabricated ghost-town.
I like the vacant pointlessness of it, the undelivered grandiosity. It mocks the conceits of the entire city in its absence. Actually, this is all you have to look forward to and either way it is not a livable city.