Sunday Selections # 142
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 spends more time writing at The Shake these days.
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.
There are several other participants now though:
Jackie K at Working Through It
Gillie at Random Thoughts From Abroad
I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week I'm continuing with some photos of the new constructions currently in progress around Adelaide.
Remember the dome like structure I featured last Thursday? in the background of the footbridge photo.
Here we go again>>>
Before the construction started many people from North Adelaide complained that it was going to spoil their view, but it isn't much higher than the trees surrounding it and the view is mostly the office buildings of the city centre anyway.
The new Adelaide Oval with more! bigger! better! seats. This is all so that football may now be played in the city instead of way out at West Lakes. The original Adelaide Oval, which has been touted as the best cricket pitch in the world (well, one of them) was only used for cricket. For years.
The "gubmint" want more people to visit the city centre more often, so decided to bring them in via footy matches. The idea is that people will shop in the city, view a footy match, then maybe stay in the city and eat dinner at one of many fine restaurants or even at the casino, (hence the footbridge).
It's all about the money of course. Bring in the locals and the tourists and watch them spend.
No mention of what they will do with their kids all day......
I sure as heck hope they've got the parking options sorted out.
Imagine the gridlocks if they haven't! With people getting frustrated at missing the bounce.
There's hope that more people will use public transport to get to and from.
With kids and prams and eskys?
Getting home again with kids and prams and eskys and shopping?
I can't see that happening. Single people or couples, maybe, groups just going to the footy, not families.
I'm sure they'll get that fixed.
The oval will still be used for cricket matches, but with the grass getting torn up each winter by footballers fighting over the ball, I can't see this being the best cricket pitch in the world anymore.
A lot of extra work and money will have to go into repairing the pitch each season.