Photographer's Note

I took this image in Rundle Mall in Adelaide, South Australia's CBD. The 'Balls' have recently been restored to their former beauty. A while back it was impossible to see any reflections, they look great now. The young girls and the child were fascinated by their reflections, it was great to watch.

Mall’s Balls

Adelaide's central shopping area, Rundle Mall, is home to the sculpture popularly referred to as the Mall's Balls. The official tile of the sculpture is 'Spheres' and it is the work of sculptor Bert Flugelman. The spheres are made of polished stainless steel and each has a diameter of 2.15 metres. The sculpture was commissioned by Adelaide City Council in 1977 for the new Rundle Mall and was donated by the Hindmarsh Building Society to mark the Society's centenary. The Mall's Balls are now a popular meeting place.

The Malls Balls have returned - two months and $23,000 later - giving back to Adelaide its favourite meeting place.

"I don't know where people have been meeting each other for the past two months," quipped Adelaide City Councillor Richard Hayward as the mirror-surfaced dual-sphere sculpture was lowered back into position in Rundle Mall this morning.

The balls were out of the Mall for a $23,000 refurbishment to rid them of the dents and scratches accumulated in their 30 years. The 20 years since the last major clean indicates how long this latest restoration will last.,22606,21958967-2682,00.html


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Additional Photos by Debbie Linkevics (deblink) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 97 N: 715] (2548)
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