Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to sit in an old train, smell the wood and the leather seats and hear the steam engine of the locomotive running… Now close your eyes and for a minute imagine that you are in an Agatha Christie novel while glancing at the pictures…
Today I had the chance to visit the biggest railroad museum in Australia and it was really a great experience! It was very interesting to learn about trains history and it was also fun to climb into the cabs of giant steam engines and walk through elegant carriages and just imagine what it was like to travel by that time…
Actually I was pretty impressed by the level of comfort they managed to achieve.. some carriages just look like little flats with real beds, bathroom and kitchen… traveling by train (depending on your class status) could be in the days of yore a luxurious and enjoyable journey!
I couldn’t resist acting like if I was a traveler from another century, and my bestie managed to capture beautifully the spirit of the past in a series of black and white photographies.
Spring is really a nice season in Adelaide because everything comes back to life after a long sleep: trees growing, flowers blooming, birds singing. A new day begins and you can feel it in the fresh air: the whole city is waking up!
The weather is not too warm so it is just perfect to enjoy nice walks in the city, sit at a terrace for early an cup of tea and also enjoy some trips to the beach even if the water is still a bit cold.
The Australians I have met so far all told me that I have moved to Adelaide at the best time of the year because spring is definitely their favorite season! No wonder why…
At the moment I can not help gazing at the Jacaranda trees (I used to call them purple trees because I had no idea about their name until I was told). There are so many of them here: their beautiful colour bring a joy spirit to all the streets, they are just splendid! I just love them and I am glad I have the chance to see them everyday in Adelaide when I am out exploring the city.
I must say I have never seen them before, it must be too cold in Europe for them. When I was living in France I used to love cherries trees with their beautiful white and pink flowers flying in the air when it was windy which added a romantic touch to the moment. But now I am living in Australia and I have fallen in love with Jacarandas!
These trees florish the first weeks of November, their name Jacaranda means fragrant and they announce that spring is coming soon… how poetic!
From my bedroom window when sitting at my desk I can admire a huge beautiful Jacaranda tree looking like a king in his kingdom all dressed with majestic purple flowers. I feel inspired by this beautiful view and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to seize the moment.
The world is beautiful and you can be amazed even by a tree… what a joy to be here, to think, to dream, to love… ❤
“The secret of a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings” – Dave Weinbaum
My adventure in Australia is definitely a new beginning and a first of many things and I can’t wait to share with you my first impressions, experiences, pictures… To be honest my first week in Adelaide has been both exciting and challenging!
Challenging mostly because of the jet lag (it took me a whole week to recover), flat hunting, getting to know my new environment etc… but also incredibly exciting because it is always nice to discover a new city, to walk where you have never been before, to feel the vibes of your new country home, to get a feeling…
So far so good… actually I am pretty happy to be here! Adelaide is a nice little city, people are relaxed and friendly, the beach side is amazing, the food is great (I have sushi EVERYDAY lol) and sun is shining.
I really can’t believe this is still winter time here! Today I took the tramway, it took me around 30 minutes to reach Glenelg beach and I have spent a lovely afternoon!