Thursday, December 20, 2012

Hahndorf Inspiration

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to go to Adelaide, South Australia.

It was my very first time to S.A. so before I went I asked several people about what I should see.

Everyone suggested to go to the German influenced town of Hahndorf.

It was definitely worth a visit. Lots of mini inspiration from the historic buildings.

 There are many speciality shops, lots of lovely food and things to see. One of my first stops was the German Candle Shop. It was fabulous! My first picture in this post is of  their front window. The candle arch or Schwebebogen.( I soooo want one...and I would settle for one that is miniature) I wish I could have shown you more of the shop...but unfortunately they had a 'no photos' policy inside.

I also visited the local museum. Inside was this wonderful model house. Outstanding! It is completely made by hand using a pocket knife. What patience this person had. The photo doesn't do it justice.

 I love Nutcrackers and have a small collection of my own. They look great grouped together in this window.

I also went to the National Motoring Museum. Again totally worth visiting. Many fabulous cars to see. I thought this building would be interesting in miniature. Especially the chimney.


  1. Thank you for sharing. It is always nice to see photos and hear about other countries.

  2. That's an awesome trip! What fantastic memories you must have made. The pictures are great. Merry Christmas!

  3. Thank you for sharing. Looks like Little Germany. Your photos are great.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy 2013!
    Hugs, Drora

  4. It sounds like you have had a fantastic trip. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    See you in the new year.

  5. Preciosas fotos, que suerte de poder hacer tan estupendo viaje.
    Feliz navidad!!!

  6. Diese Bilder wecken Erinnerungen... in Hahndorf waren wir auch schon, ein wunderschönes deutsch/australisches Städtchen.... sehr malerisch gelegen... außerhalb von Adelaide... und wirklich sehenswert.

    Schicke ganz liebe Grüße mit über den großen Teich

    PuNo / Monika