Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday Selections # 239

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 we are back in the city.

this is the new style of rubbish bins in Victoria Square, I like them. 

looking down Franklin Street, I like this little faux balcony,

here is the rest of the building.

not sure what was going on here, with that yellow pipe. Some sort of waste removal method, perhaps demolitions and renovations going on in the top floor. 

in King William Street now, I like this facade. The blocky building on the right I don't like, it's a box with windows,

but I do like the older building to the left of the criss-cross facade.

entering Rundle Mall now, we have this....

very tall....

There is a matching one at the other end of the Mall.

hooks? speakers? cameras? something, about halfway up.

more unknown thingies right near the perforated top section. Perhaps some sort of communications tower for all the new free wi-fi spots within the city?

a little further into Rundle Mall, a side street named Francis,

where you can find a branch of the city library. I never knew that was there, surely it wasn't always?

about halfway down and four stories up, or maybe three, all I know is my legs were aching by the time I got up there and I wished I'd taken the elevator.

When I eventually arrived home again,

I found a slightly grumpy, sleepy-eyed Angel waiting for his dinner.


  1. I do like those new rubbish bins. Stylish.
    At least the Francis Street branch of the library is well marked. The library in our city centre is quite well hidden.
    And Angel is, as always, very beautiful.

  2. What a vibrant, lovely city! Classy, too. Even your bins for collecting trash are classy!

    Angel is adorable.

  3. I'm grumpy like Angel is...we'd make a good pair. I'm still having problems with my internet connection. This has been happening since Friday. The majority of time since then I've been disconnected...and it's driving me insane!

    One thing is for sure...I'm not going to pay the full amount of my next account when I receive it. I refuse to pay for a service I've not been receiving...full stop!!!!

    Have a great week, River...take good care...and cuddles to my soul mate, Angel! :)

  4. I love that new bin design. :) That first building somehow makes me think of Ghostbusters. Weird.

    Here is my post this week - Sunday Selections Week 35

  5. The bin design is good for stopping birds, especially ravens, emptying the bin out and making a terrible mess. The poles are interesting too. Big Brother will be watching you. While we have our State Library, it is not a lending library. A few years ago the City of Melbourne opened the City Library, a lending library and one at both Docklands and Southbank. I expect your council has done the same.

  6. Elephant's Child; apparently the city branch of the library hasn't been there all that long and for a while there were no signs directing people to it. Our main library is on North Terrace, along the same stretch that holds the reference (State) library and the museum. There is another branch of the city library on Hutt Street, reasonably close to me if I'm in the mood for a long walk. We have lending libraries in almost every suburb I think. I know of eight, including the city.

    Susan; we are certainly a little more vibrant than we used to be. In the past Adelaide has been a quiet, sleepy little city, most of the residents very resistant to change. But the city needs to grow and that cannot happen without change and a bit of modernisation.

    Lee; you need to make sure Telstra understands why you are not paying; email, snail mail, phone and tell them in person at the nearest head office. I've seen stories on TV where people have complained about poor service and the ginormous Telstra has taken them to court over quite small amounts of unpaid cash. I sincerely hope this doesn't happen to you.

    Snoskred; well, now I have to watch Ghostbusters....

    Andrew; I knew the reason for the bin design, but still they have been nicely designed, instead of being ugly. Our State library is also non-lending, but underneath it is a lending library which I joined within a week of moving here, and I've since joined every library close to whichever suburb I moved to over time. Many of them are now, ummm, affiliated? amalgamated? I've forgotten the word, but they are joined, networked or whatever, so you have one library card which can be used at all the libraries listed on the back and books borrowed from one can be returned at another.This means I only need to carry two cards instead of the six or eight I would normally have.

  7. I quite like how new is shouldering up to old in Adelaide - as long as it has some character.

  8. River...I told Telstra this morning of my intentions of deducting an amount off my next account when this problem is finally solved to my satisfaction...whenever that will be. They appeared to be in agreement to my saying I expected a credit on my account and that they would see it is attended to on my next account when its due; and have made a notation on their ongoing file about this current problem. So, I'll just have to wait and see, I guess.

    I've had five conversations with them since Friday...and they are ringing me tomorrow at a designated time...and a technician will be here on Wednesday...the earliest one can be here. Hopefully, the problem will be solved then, once and for all. There is obviously something amiss with the phone line.

    By a test I've been conducting today from a hunch I had.- trying to pin-point the issue...I've left the phone receiver out of the cradle (off the hook) and whether it's coincidental or not...when the receiver is not hung up...I remain connected to the net. Therein somewhere lies the problem, I imagine.

    Watch this space! :)

  9. Jacqueline; I like how the new is much nicer than previous new developments. Clearly some of our architects and designers have been walking the streets and seeing what looks good and what doesn't.

    Lee; seems odd to stay connected when the phone is off the hook, usually it's the other way around. My daughter recently had phone line trouble, turned out birds had chewed through the wire up at the top of the stobie pole, not all the way though, so it wasn't hanging loose, but far enough that the wires got weather damaged. In the two weeks she was in touch with them, three men stood on the ground looking up and saying they couldn't see anything wrong, after they'd check all the house connections of course. The fourth technician checked all the house connections again, then actually got a ladder and checked the wire up where it was connected at the pole. AHA! he said, and ran a whole new wire :)

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