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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sunday Selections #135

Welcome back to Sunday Selections!

This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.

Kim now does most of her writing over at The Shake.
The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.
4. hop on over to The Elephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.

Kath and Andrew often join in as well, although Kath has been quite busy lately and unable to join us.

I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week I'm continuing with some photos of my recent holiday in WA.

These photos are all views of Perth and South Perth, taken while standing behind the War Memorial in King's Park.

no captions, just photos.

their freeway and rail system is so much better than ours here in Adelaide, although I believe much progress is currently being made on our Southern Expressway.

doesn't it all look so wonderfully planned out?
clean and tidy too.



  1. It's a lovely city....and you have a quite a talent in framing a photo.

  2. A wonderful view of a busy place--but it all looks so peaceful and natural.

  3. Ah memories. These images of places all so familiar.

    When hubby and I met, oh so many years ago, our first outing was to Kings Park.
    It's such a large, unique and beautiful place.
    When I was little, I had regular trips there.
    My favourite spot was to sit on the grassy banks by the lovely lake with the pioneer women's memorial statue gracing the water, and the (sequential) jetting fountains.
    I was always mesmerised, waiting for "the big jet" to shoot upwards.

    And, I loved climbing the spiralled DNA tower.

    I didn't think I would miss Perth... until now :)

  4. It is very, very beautiful - and has obviously GROWN since last I was there. And I have just done the calculations - it was probably twenty years ago - so hardly surprising.

  5. Delores; it is a lovely city and I have only seen a fraction of it.

    Susan Kane; busy, yet serene.

    Vicki; I didn't get to see all of King's Park, my brother had an appointment to keep, so we moved on.

    Elephant's Child; it's amazing how things can change in twenty years in a big city. Yet some smaller than small towns remain the same forever.

  6. Letting the Words Escape; thank you, it's a very well maintained city and I hope to visit there again in the not too distant future.

  7. Some beautiful photographs of our city and thank you for sharing. It does look well planned and peaceful but the traffic congestion during peak hours is horrific. Regardless of that it is still a wonderful place to live. Re the women's pioneer memorial, my mum's name is there and there is also a seat memorialised in her honour somewhere on one of the walks in King's Park. Not sure if it is still there but we have pictures of it and we were there the day the ceremony took place way back in about 1990.

  8. Mimsie; how nice to have your mum memorialised Do you remember which walk? I could look for it the next time I am there.
    Peak hour traffic is the same in most of our cities, yet we're still not as bad as some I see on TV in the US where cars are gridlocked and a t a standstill for way too long.

  9. Sorry to snigger, but I was amazed at the one way southern expressway when we visited. I am even more amazed that it still has not been converted. Perth looks nice, but I wonder if it looks bigger than it actually is?

  10. Andrew; sniggering is accepted. It was a stupid idea, why not build it bigger and better and properly in the first place?
    I haven't checked, but I think the works going on are to expand the expressway into a proper two way freeway. I probably should check, but since I don't drive, I haven't cared.

  11. I love Perth. I've only been a couple of times, for work, but it always struck me as somewhere I could live. Except it would be way too hot for me in summer.

  12. I love WA. Not only is the weather amazing, but the whole way of life seems to be paced so well. No wonder there are so many expats from Victoria over there.

  13. Dammit, I forgot Sunday Selections again... Will have to set myself a calendar reminder.

  14. A lovely city, I have always wanted to visit as I was born in the Scottish one, so maybe one day!

  15. sleepydwarf; I've only been the once, but I definitely want to go again. probably not in the heat though.

    Jackie K; I wasn't there long enough to get a real feel for the pace of life. Yes, set a calendar reminder for Sundays.

    Gillie; I hope you make it here one day. Our hottest months are January, February and March.