Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hahndorf Part 3

Gday All,
I hope your keeping well wherever you maybe. I feeling very well had Drs check up today all went well, its time for my annual tests.. Had my blood tests today . Now I just have to make appointments for Ulta sound and Mammagram, and I have a Colonoscopy next week Ohhh Yuk!!! not looking forward to taking the dreaded fleet I shudder at the thought of it .

Now on with my holiday.

We decided to have extra day in Adelaide and go for a drive into Hahndorf One of the Adelaide Hills's most famous towns, Hahndorf is Australia's oldest surviving German settlements. There's still a strong German flavour in Hahndorf, most evident in the smallgood outlets and German bakeries that line the bustling main street.
Please click to enlarge all pics.

Top: Driving into Hahndorf .
Lets stroll along the main street in all its Autumm glory..

this needs no caption
Pioneer Gardens You can see the bust of Captain hahn
Capt, Hahn

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Carol in the Puppet Shop

German Arms
The next two are on the pavement outside the leather shop

the lolly shop
above and below : inside the Lolly shop ;

one of the bakery's 1839 above the shop

The craft shop

Above & below: a group of shops

The name explains the shop

Lovely old souvenir shop
I took this one as we got back to the car, the Autumm leaves and a little lady painting her fence.
Cheerio for now I hope you all continue to enjoy my trip..

Next stop Barossa Valley



Blogger Gattina said...

How interesting ! and really it looks like a german little town. It's amazing how the imigrants wanted to built their home like in their country of origin. I think besides those who imigrated to find adventure the others must have been quite desperated to leave because they had no work and future.

I feel so sad for my friends son who has to live in the same house as his "father" with his 5 year old daughter. He had always pretended that this little girl was the sunshine of his life, now she is disturbing ! I am so disgusted !

May 21, 2009 11:45 pm  
Blogger UKBob said...

Hi Jeanette, Good luck with the tests, I know how you feel as I had to have mine this last week. I like your pics espcially the lolly shop and the sheep, oh yes, and the one with the legs gave me an idea of what to do with Dick Dastadly hee hee!!!

May 22, 2009 6:12 am  
Blogger Bonnie Bonsai said...

Very interesting post. Australia is pretty much a diversified country and I like the beaded intercultural integration of different traditions.

Glad to see the idyll parts of that state. Thanks for sharing.

Toast to your good health.

May 22, 2009 9:56 am  
Blogger Peter said...

A nice detour before the Barossa Jan.

May 22, 2009 10:44 am  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Hahndorf is very pretty. Mum and Father went there years ago on their way to the Barossa (and the wine tasting and I bet that what you guys went

Did you buy heaps in the sweet shop? I would have...

Take care.

May 22, 2009 11:53 am  
Blogger Marjorie said...


Your Adelaide adventure warmed my heart. It was a trip down memory lane. As you know I was born and raised in Adelaide. I am familiar with all the places you visited. I visited all of them numerous times over the last almost 66 years that I have lived.

I played in the Rotunda many times as a child and I am happy to see that it is still there on the beautiful Torrens River.

Did you have any great wines while in the Barossa Valley? When I was in Adelaide five years ago I found a wonderful Sauvignon Blanc "Nepenthe". I have not found it in America but we do have many fabulous Aussie and New Zealand wines to savor:)

I'm glad you, your sister, and friend had a good time in beautiful Adelaide.

Thank you for sharing your vacation and great photos. Marjorie

May 22, 2009 10:42 pm  
Blogger Gramma Ann said...

G'day Jen,

I have been enjoying your vacation photos. What a fun time you ladies must have had. Do whatever you want and go wherever you choose. I forget that you all are going into winter and we are just beginning to enjoy the warmer weather. Spring has finally sprung here and I am lovin' it. Everything is green and beautiful.

Have a lovely week-end and I will be looking forward to the rest of your vacation photos.

May 22, 2009 11:28 pm  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Jen. That's such a cool place to visit. There are so many interesting and great things to see.

Happy weekend!

May 23, 2009 2:05 am  
Blogger Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I had never got there... I had always wanted to visit Hahndorf... forget everything else... that lollie shop (or as they would call it in the US a Candy Store) - I can see my dentist bill going up here :)

May 23, 2009 4:30 am  
Blogger Gina E. said...

You've done it again Jeanette - whetted my appetite for travel with your lovely photos! I haven't been to South Australia for over 30 years, and I keep telling Ken we should just go. I mean we don't even have to fly - it's close enough to drive to from here! Hahndorf looks wonderful, especially the lolly shop. Like Fliss, I'd probably pig out terribly!

May 23, 2009 10:49 pm  
Blogger Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Jeanette:)

Everything is beautiful about this town. It looks like a fairy tale setting. The shops are so dainty and elegant with an old world charm. The trees are lovely. The atmosphere is too good with out pollution, no crowd and a very peaceful place.I just can't believe that such places exist in this world.

Your photos are too good. I enjoyed this trip very much. It is very unique.

I hope and pray your tests will go alright.

Have a nice day Jeanette:)

May 24, 2009 9:41 am  
Blogger Merle said...

Dear Jan ~~ Thanks so much for your birthday greetings. It has been a fun day so far with more to come.Had a lovely lunch at La Porcettia with Geoff, Jo and son Scott 21, and John, Heather and a big surprise, his daughter Bec flew in from Q'ld yest.
They stayed the afternoon and left, but Kathy and her 3 girls are coming later tonight for a couple of days.Bec stays until Sat. So I am having a ball. Do hope all your tests are
good ones and you are all clear.
Loved your Part 3 and the photos.
It looks a beaut little town.
Krissy works at a chocolate factory, so she better bring choccies. Take care, dear friend, Love Always, Merle.

May 24, 2009 7:01 pm  
Blogger Shammickite said...

It looks very german... bet you could buy some great bread and bratwurst there! Abd what about the German Beer?

May 25, 2009 7:25 am  
Blogger Pamela said...

thats probably the closest I'll ever get to touring there. I'm enjoying very much. Indeed!

Now I'm going to click and take a closer look at the lady painting her fence

May 25, 2009 2:02 pm  
Blogger Janice said...

How lovely, I didn't know there was a German town there. It looks like a fun place to browse the stores.

We have a Swedish town just down hwy 99, about 90 miles from my home. They have a Sweetish festival once a year.


May 25, 2009 4:32 pm  
Blogger Fred said...

What a great place to visit. If I found a lolly shop like that, I'd spend at least two hours looking around.

May 26, 2009 9:42 am  

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