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 Elephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.
Andrew often joins in too.
I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week I'm showing you some of the buildings that are around our newly refurbished Victoria Square, here in Adelaide, and a few other things.
looking west across the square are these two older buildings, flanked on either side by much larger, more modern, glass and steel structures.
this is the old GPO building on the corner of King William Street and Franklin Street.
I remember walking past this when I was about four and hearing the clock chiming the hour. After we moved away, I always wanted to come back to "the clock town"
looking north from the square along King William Street. On the right is the Town Hall, which also has a clock tower.
looking east we see another example of Adelaide's fine old architecture.
on the south-east corner are more modern buildings that seem to be mostly glass. Some of these glass towers look quite nice, (some don't) but they do create an awful glare on sunny days, makes me glad I don't drive a car. Imagine getting blinded every five minutes by the sun reflecting off all those windows.
The white streaks along the bottom of the picture is the water splashing up from the new fountain.
on the south-west corner the lovely old building you can see through the trees is the courthouse.
the south section of Victoria Square is a temporary home for several things over time, currently channel seven's Restaurant Revolution building is there. The original fountain which used to be in the centre of the square, is now situated at the southern end, behind this temporary building.
the north end of the square is the place for 'pop-up' food vans, a great spot for people to get lunch or a snack.This one is Tacocat.
a "Taste of Hungary" a mobile bakery-cafe, which smelled rather delicious as I walked past.
this colourful van is called the Sneaky Pickle,
and was extremely busy the whole time I was in the square. I didn't look too closely at the menu, so I don't know what they were selling.
this is the new seating and shade structure on the western side of the square, I like it very much, there is another one on the eastern side.
above the seating is the "shade". I'm not sure what it is made of, it appears to be metal, yet looks like shadecloth.
There are looped strings of lights that come on when dusk falls and look really pretty.
I have more photos, we'll see some of those next week.
now....(singing)...happy birthday to me, I'm a hundred and three....(okay not quite), but happy birthday to me.