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The 'Mall's Balls' in Rundle Mall


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The 'Mall's Balls' in Rundle Mall

The 'Mall's Balls' structure is perhaps the best-known landmark in Rundle Mall.  It is landmark 7 on the Rundle Mall Discovery Trail.

The 4m tall structure, known officially as 'The Spheres' by Bert Flugelman, consists of two large stainless steel spheres with a diameter of 2.15 metres, balanced one on top of the other.

Erected in 1977, they were commissioned by the Hindmarsh Building Society (subsequently absorbed into the Adelaide Bank) and donated to the City of Adelaide to mark its 1977 centenary.

'The Mall's Balls' are a common meeting place for visitors and South Australians alike.  

Discovery Trail Landmarks

  1. Historic corner - Beehive Corner
  2. Adelaide Visitor Information Centre
  3. 'A Day Out' - Rundle Mall's bronze pigs
  4. 'Progress' by Lyndon Dadswell
  5. 'Girl on a Slide' by John Dowie
  6. The Magic Cave
  7. 'Spheres' by Bert Flugelman - the 'Mall's Balls'
  8. The Regent Arcade
  9. Adelaide Arcade and Gays Arcade
  10. The Rundle Mall Fountain
  11. Ruthven Mansions
  12. Scots Church
  13. Bonython Hall, University of Adelaide
  14. The Art Gallery of South Australia
  15. The South Australian Museum
  16. His Majesty King Edward VII
  17. South Australian Migraton Museum
  18. South Australian National War Memorial and South Australian Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen Memorial
  19. Statue of Venus
  20. Walk of Fame (SA's Greats)
  21. South African Soldiers Memorial
  22. Government House
  23. Parliament House
  24. Adelaide Club and Queen Adelaide Club
  25. The Rundle Lantern
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