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Urban Exploring: The Adelaide Darkie [Part 1]


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Location: Metro Adelaide

Probably the most well-known drain in Adelaide is The Adelaide Darkie.

The opening of the drain near the city starts with a buried 1800’s bridge. The sandstone brickwork here is truly historic. Not one but multiple bridges are buried inside. It’s hard to imagine horse-and-cart once took people atop these. The brickwork on the ground has been worn down by years of running water. Shafts of sunlight stream down through grates in the ceiling making the tunnel more visually stunning. It continually changes as you walk through; from late 1800’s brickwork, to modern red brick, corrugated iron and concrete. That’s the best thing about The Adelaide Darkie – its diversity; there’s something different around every corner!

To be continued…[Part 2]

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