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.
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 TheElephant’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 WorkingThrough It
Gillie at RandomThoughts From Abroad
I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week I'm continuing with some of the photos I took while in Port Pirie.
On my long walk past the old high school, along Wandearah Road, through Solomontown to the beach, I saw an interesting item just a little way past the old railway station. Not the one in Ellen Street, which is now a museum, but the one opposite the high school sports oval.
I don't recall ever seeing this while I was living there, I think it was constructed as part of the sights to be seen by kids taking a ride along the miniature railway.
I followed the tracks for a while and found this old stone water tank and windmill. Constructed to look as if it has been here for a hundred years or more, well, the water tank anyway. The windmill is quite obviously newer.
I like the stonework here. Many historic old homes in South Australia were built in just this manner.
The windmill. I wonder if this is a working model? Perhaps it gets primed and pumps water during tourist season? While the mini railway is in operation?
there's a narrow well under the windmill which suggests there may be water down below.
I do like windmills
on the other side of the water tank is a trough....in olden days such a trough would have been for stock feeding, with water pumping into it whenever the wind blew the mill.
The pump mechanism between the tank and trough looks newish as does the trough itself, being made of concrete, it wouldn't have been concrete if constructed a hundred or so years ago.