I was commissioned in early 2017 to produce a comprehensive guide to Adelaide’s precincts for Hardie Grant Travel.
In the past, they have released the popular coffee table ‘Precinct’ series in cities like Melbourne, London, and Tokyo.
For the Adelaide edition, they aimed to produce a more compact guide. These guides would be handled in the field and provide a top-level view of different areas of the city while people were on the move.
The guide is perfect for extracting the author’s most loved places quickly. So I think the personality comes through from the selection of sites. Along with Adelaide, 2017 brought the release of a Hanoi and Kyoto edition in the same compact form – I’ve used the Kyoto edition and I highly recommend it.
I think it makes an excellent reference for anyone you know looking to visit Adelaide, and for locals looking to get out and see some areas they aren’t overly familiar with.
I’ve always strived to discover both the institutional and contemporary aspects of Adelaide that make it unique. Located in such a compact area it's seamless to get out of town and see more than just the regular tourist spots.
I think the project was a great opportunity to develop my skills in writing and photography. It also helped me see things from a different perspective in both publishing and my home town.
Throughout the reviewing and researching stage, I’ve enjoyed discovering and revisiting some of my most treasured locations and also had the chance to add some newbies to this list.
You can find your local stockists here (AU): http://www.hardiegrant.com/au/publishing/bookfinder/book/adelaide-pocket-precincts-by-sam-trezise/9781741175547