Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunday Selections # 166

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 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 WorkingThrough 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 walk I took around North Adelaide.

(I haven't linked to Gillie, because she has her photos at a new site now, I wrote it down but lost it....)

I saw an abandoned child's boot at an intersection,

and an abandoned pair of men's shoes opposite a soccer oval.

I fell in love with this fence....

and these hanging baskets.

I liked these old style terrace homes built behind even older row houses.
The heritage streetscape is nicely preserved.

I turned into Stanley Street, because one block down I could see this....

The Kentish Arms Hotel and I knew there would be toilets inside. I didn't much fancy crossing the road and squatting behind a tree....too many very large ants in the parklands.

I took photos of these lovely old chimneys, just for Jayne who loves chimneys.

here's a better look at them.

a little further along and on a different street, I saw this interesting house facade.
I like it, but I'd prefer a different colour if that house was mine. I'm not a fan of grey when it comes to homes.

Here's a few more fabulous chimney pots, I love them.

I'd been wandering for quite a while, so headed back to O'Connell Street.....

where I waited here for a bus that would take me back to the city so I could then catch a bus home.
After most of the day spent out in the fresh air and walking, I slept very well that night.



  1. What a wonderful walk you took us on. Love those chimney pots - and the fence.
    Thank you.

  2. Thanks for the tour.....

  3. I had to look your location up on a map. What a wonderful little pocket surrounded by parkland. Expensive area, I should think.

  4. Now that was a very enjoyable, interesting stroll you just took me on, River...thank you!

    Have a great week ahead. :)

  5. Great chimneys, they are rare these days.
    Why are people leaving their shoes everywhere and what are they wearing home.

  6. Beautiful architecture!! I wonder how the people who lost their shoes ever got home...

  7. My daughter once put one shoe out the car window, the other, one sock. That's about when my other daughter's urgent MOM cut through from the back seat. We went back for the shoes.

  8. Thank you once again for sharing parts of your lovely city with us. Loved all of it but couldn't help but wonder about the boot/shoes. Strange to say the least.
    Those pink flowers were very pretty.
    Squatting behind a tree when there are large ants around would not have been a good idea!!!

  9. Hi River, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  10. Elephant's Child; the fence is my favourite photo. When I win millions of dollars and build a house (Ha Ha), I'll have a fence just like that.

    Delores; you're welcome, come back anytime...

    Andrew; VERY expensive area. One of the oldest parts of Adelaide. Some of the houses there are huge! And beautiful.

    Lee; it was a lovely walk, I got so carried away I didn't realise I'd been walking over four hours.

    Merle; I'm guessing the child's boot was dropped from a car or stroller, no idea why the men's shoes were there, perhaps the owner was at the soccer oval kicking a ball around. Chimneys aren't so rare here in Adelaide, in the older suburbs they're everywhere.

    Christine; the child was probably in a stroller or getting into a car, the man? no idea.

    Joanne; my brother once tossed a shoe out the window and with no hope of stopping my mum quickly tossed out the other one. She said someone finding them might as well have the pair, one would be no use.

    Mimsie; this is the fourth time in about a year that I've seen abandoned shoes. I don't understand it either, surely someone would notice walking home without?
    The pink flowers are roses, North Adelaide has millions of them.

    Chris; welcome to drifting. I'll hop over to your blog soon.

  11. I would love spending time walking around such beautiful suburbs.
    Thank you for the tour, River.

  12. Lovely walk. I really liked that fence, too. And the flowers are gorgeous. I can see why you detoured.

    I will never understand it when I see a single shoe just lying there. I think to myself, "I bet there is a story here." But a pair of shoes makes even less sense...

  13. I enjoyed our walk, but now I'm tired & I need a nap!!

  14. Vicki; I love looking at the gardens and such, but mostly I like looking at the giant houses and thinking how much space they might have inside. You know, I looked at one once on an internet open inspection, the house was hugely expensive, so I wondered what it was like inside. It was a rabbit warren of small rooms and hallways and odd turnings, I was quite disappointed. But they are not all like that, I've seen plenty that are gorgeous.

    Robin; it's the best fence in Adelaide and I want it. shoes left abandoned confound me. Why? Who? The mystery....

    fishducky; I needed one too, but it was close to dinnertime when I got home so I ate first then went to bed earlier than usual.

  15. There is a great atmosphere in North Adelaide - that mix of busy commercial life around O'Connell Street and Melbourne Street and then the quieter, leafy streets and squares. And such a variety of homes ranging from huge mansions around Brougham Place, Lefevre Terrace etc to those tiny settlers cottages tucked into narrow lanes.

    I really enjoyed seeing this slice of home. And I join you in loving that fence. I had to laugh at the kid's shoe - my son removed and threw out the car window a hated pair of sandals somewhere on the road up to Greenhill (and watched in horrified silence by his 5 year old sister). He was around three years old ... a fashionista already at that age :-)

    (And you'll find Gillie's blog for Sunday Selections here)