Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday Selections # 230

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.
  Andrew often joins in too, but he is currently holidaying in the summery northern hemisphere, hopefully taking lots of photos.

I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections but this week my selection is rather more random
I took a stroll through my 2010 and 2011 folders and came up with these:

a little piece of yesteryear, sandwiched between two more modern styles.

in Rundle Mall, February 2011, a giant wine bottle made entirely of corks

to advertise SA's first State Wine Festival.

in January 2011, I got up close and personal with a bee hive

the little buzzers had built inside a roadside meter box

and got my picture in the local paper when I wrote to them about it.

in October 2010 I took a day trip to Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills, where I was delighted by so many things, including this Puppet Shop

with its outdoor displays of dolls that are quite possibly hand puppets

and string puppets.

I also loved this display of nesting dolls; that's my reflection in the window. I had a set of these when I was very little.

I remember promising myself I would go back one day, but it's been almost four years and I haven't got there yet.
One day.....


  1. I love that shot of the old building between the modern ones.

  2. The old building shot is a winner, in every way.The juxtaposition of old and new is striking, especially the warm tones of the old building and the cold greys of the modern.

  3. That beautiful old building looks like a grand lady stuck between two young hussies! ;-)

    The bees made me want to grab my epi-pen.

  4. Add me to the fans of the old building. Warmth and charm.
    We had a hive of bees inside our toilet wall once. Scary. And awful.
    Hahndorf is lovely - and it is more than twenty years since I have been there. Thanks for the reminder.
    I suspect that SA had many, many small scale wine festivals before the first. Private ones...

  5. That's a huge wine "bottle"! Wirra Wirra Church Block...'tis a very good wine, too!

    And now I can put a face (and name) to "River"!

    The puppet shop would be such fun to visit. The old building squeezed in between the two newer ones looks like it has its shoulders hunched!

    Have a good week, River...pats and purrs for Angel. :)

  6. I can't even tell you how much I love Hahndorf. I have an Aunt who lives there. Whenever we got to visit her, I loved visiting the main street almost as much as visiting her.

    When I got older and could drive, our number one destination was always the Hahndorf Arms hotel. There was so much great food there.. plus we could walk the main street afterwards.

    This week, I just made a special trip to IGA to get Beerenberg Tomato Sauce, which is still my favourite after all these years.

    I ran late this week but my post goes live at 9:30am AEST -

  7. I do like your selection. The cork bottle must taken some time to make. Amazing what one finds when going through older photos..

  8. Funny, I was looking in old photos just a couple of weeks ago and came across your newspaper photo that I had saved. Ah yes, there is River.

  9. Delores; there are many such examples around Adelaide, I should photograph a few more.

    fishducky; I like it a lot too. It isn't a tiny building, but sure looks small between those big ones.

    Joanne; I noticed it one day while waiting for a bus and rummaged in my bag for my camera, hoping to get the shot before the bus arrived.

    Jac; luckily for me, I'm not allergic to bees. The closer I got the more they got agitated, although they were quite calm for the first few minutes I was there. When the buzz level rose I backed away and left them alone.

    Elephant's Child; older buildings always look so warm and welcoming; the modern glass and grey towers look forbidding.
    That must have been scary listening to the constant buzz whenever you had to pee.
    I planned on going to Hahndorf every summer, but I got lazy :(

    Lee; that wine bottle was a good deal taller than I am and there was a small sign saying how many corks had been used, but I didn't photograph that.
    Next time I go to Hahndorf I'll go inside the puppet shop if it is still there. Last time I was inside the cuckoo clock shop when they all began chiming the hour.

    Snoskred; how lovely to have an Aunt in Hahndorf, somewhere to stay if you wanted a two day visit. I passed the Hahndorf Arms Hotel close to lunch time and it was very, very busy. The food smelled fabulous and everyone looked like they were enjoying it. I've never tried Beerenberg tomato sauce.

    whiteangel; thank you; a lot of my older photos are of places I can't remember. I know the general area, but buildings and streets are lost in memory. Back then I didn't label every photo like I do now.

  10. I'm with Snoskred, anything Beerenberg is delicious.
    It's been 40 years since I visited Hahndorf and I have a feeling that my German grandfather and great-grandfather might have come from there.

  11. What a good idea - to sift through past photographs and bring them up to light again.
    The wine bottle is inspired.
    And what is it about nesting dolls? I remember being fascinated by them as a child.

  12. The first photo illustrates the desperation of this age.
    Darlings, you can't 'have it all'.

  13. What a crazy pic of the meter box! Good for you getting into the paper! You're cute - you should be in front of the camera more. :)

  14. Andrew; you saved that article? I'm surprised. and pleased.

    JahTeh; is there any way you could find out for sure? you may have relatives you could visit; then I could meet you for lunch.
    I've tried the Beerenberg jams when they've been on special, but most of the range costs a bit more than my budget can afford. I'll try the tomato sauce though.

    Jac; I think I was there yesterday, but I'll come back and check in case I missed you.

    Marty Damon; sifting through old files and bringing old photos to light was the original idea of the Sunday Selections.

    R.H. 'all' is a relative concept. do you mean everything? or everything you want? They are different things. I don't think I know anyone who wants it 'all'.

    Happy Christine; not quite so cute now, several extra kilos and the veneers on the teeth are all broken and stained. I need to get those redone. But thank you. shortly after that article appeared, the bee hive was removed and I'm hoping it was taken to a safer place, not just destroyed.

  15. What a delightful lot of selections you have for us here and your picture in the paper to top them all off.
    Daughter and her hubby had bees in the side wall of their kitchen for years until they had they had the kitchen renovated. We were all a little wary when in their back garden as the bees would often be buzzing around but fortunately no-one got stung.

  16. Relative concept? What's that mean? Now you're talking like those future prime ministers from Mark Banisch's old blog. Silly bastards.
    Make up your mind, it's one thing or the other; pretty buildings shouldered by glass towers are trees in a tree museum.

  17. How delightful, I always say if you take time to write and send something you never know what might happen. In the paper, good for you. I like all the photos, that gigantic wine bottle and most of all the puppets I just love puppets of every make and style. I will be joining you this Sunday too with my photos!