Adelaide residents (should) know the bakkabakkandi grandstand , situated on the eastern side of the old race-course upon Victoria Park, Adelaide CBD.
When you went to the Adelaide GrandPrix during the 1980’s and early 1990’s, you would have walked passed this building hundreds of times, but not realising the importance of significance of it to South Australian architecture.
I have photographed this architecture before, but on Friday evening (8th.Jan.2010) I had an unexpected opportunity to get up close to reshoot some new images. I’ve stitched some together to enable you to see the entire building.
Here are my final images of the grandstand, all available upon Redbubble.
Buying this art will give you a piece of South Australian to preserve in your home or office!
nice, i often go running near there after work! p.s. Bakkabakkandi sounds like such a naughty word!
Loc, I can see how it might be thought to be a dirty word, but after a little bit of research I have determined that it is a verb, meaning “to trot ; a term applied to horses“. So it is apt that it is the Aboriginal name for the Victoria Park old race-course.