I was able to walk around Bowden making some photos when I was in Adelaide last week. I had several hours whilst I was waiting for Kayla to be clipped. I quickly realised that the Bowden/Brompton that I lived in during the 1980s has well and truely gone.
This old industrial /working class suburb is undergoing extensive urban renewal and redevelopment. The factories and cottages have all gone--replaced by apartments in Bowden and townhouses in Brompton.
I spend some time walking around the new redevelopment in Bowden--it is high density urban infill with a heritage precinct on the land of the old Brompton Gasworks. Bowden is envisioned as a vibrant, inner city destination.
The empty land opposite where I used to live in Gibson Street is now Emu Park whilst the Stobie poles have mosaics. The boundary in Gibson St has gone, as has the house where I had a studio. Conroys Small Goods is still there.
The high density infill is noticeable along the railway end of Gibson Street which is where all the Gerard factories once where.