Adelaide Town Hall, Front elevation.

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Adelaide Town Hall.

Adelaide Town Hall

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Adelaide Town Hall, Front elevation.

This photograph taken from the corner of Waymouth and King William Streets, shows the fine renaissance architecture of the Town Hall. The Albert Tower, named for Queen Victoria’s consort, houses a peal of eight bells which can frequently be heard over the noise of rush hour traffic as the bell-ringers come from Saint Peter’s Cathedral to add to the ambience of a very beautiful and civilized planned city of one and a quarter million people.

The loggia balcony is the site of civic receptions. Queen Elizabeth has stood there, and a different kind of ‘royalty’, the Beatles, waved to their largest ever crowd packed into the 132 feet (40 metres) wide King William Street below them.

A statue of Queen Adelaide stands in the marble lined foyer.

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