Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sunday Selections # ?

Welcome back to Sunday Selections.

Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.

Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.


If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.


first a couple of things I bought:

a cowboy hat for my Halloween skull, he wore a Santa hat for December

and a new leather cover for my kindle, it fits inside this the same way a phone fits into its cover, the blue strip is the magnetic closer

continuing my walk from last week:


the fabulous old stone buildings that used to be the Glenside Hospital: this is the main building

over to the right of the previous photo, south of that building is this newer old building, once also part of the hospital, now the Adelaide Arts Centre. Notice the black mesh fencing, more on that later

behind the trees, another,older stone building, or perhaps just less well maintained, the roof is rusty.


set back from the main building and to the north a bit is this smaller building which I believe may have been the hospital Chapel, certainly the windows suggest that.

a little further north again, and in line with the main building. I wish I knew more about what all these buildings were when it was a hospital, I know a large section of the hospital was for mental health patients.

the view of the main building looking back from the Chapel side

I love this old wall, and at the other end of the wall..

is this. I don't know what they call it, but it is lovely and I wouldn't mind having a fence just like this.

the balcony over the porch of the front entrance of the main building

the north side of the main building, the shady tree to the left is the one in front of the Chapel.


We'll continue this next week.
I won't be here, I'm attending a birthday lunch for my brother, who will be 64, so I'll get busy and schedule that post right now.












40 comments:

  1. I want a friendly skull like yours. You had to be exhausted from your walk. Great pictures.

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    1. Granny Annie; surprisingly I wasn't at all exhausted, walks seem easier when I have the camera and take the time to take photos. The skull was given to me by a neighbour, bought at Cheap-as-Chips, one of our discount stores for about $20.

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  2. Old stone buildings - something so romantic about them...and they are usually very beautiful.

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    1. Grace; I love old stone buildings best of all and Adelaide has so many of them, not all as well maintained as these. My early childhood was lived in an older stone house.

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  3. Lovely.

    (Do you have any of my books on that Kindle?)

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    1. Author R. Mac Wheeler; I did have the Black Lake series, but I delete books as I read them so the index doesn't become too long which makes it hard to find the book I want to read next. the books are stored on my computer though, so I can always put them back on. And the Six Ways to...books, but I've forgotten the girl's name :(
      When I first had the kindle I loaded it with almost 2000 books and the index was over 50 pages, so eventually I deleted most of them and now keep only about 200 at a time.

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  4. Beautiful old stone buildings and fences!

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    1. Joanne; well maintained old buildings have so much charm and seem to last longer than the new modern stuff too.

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  5. Some wonderful pictures here ... and I look forward to seeing more.

    Enjoy the birthday celebrations with your brother next week.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Lowcarb team member; it's a shame the buildings will once again be obscured when the new apartments are built.

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  6. Great stonework, they'll never build them like that again.

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    1. joeh; that much natural stone is probably hard to come by and very expensive. Any new buildings may have thin stone facades, but they'll never look as good as the originals.

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  7. Loved walking with you. I almost always much prefer old buildings.
    That is one stylish skull.

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    1. Elephant's Child; I'm thinking of glittery rabbit ears for the skull for Easter, hope I can find some.
      Older buildings are the best, they have so much charm.

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    1. only slightly confused; me too, I want them around my home.

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  9. They certainly don’t make hospitals like that any more. Any plans to use the buildings for something else?

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    1. messymimi; they are being used for other things, an arts centre a film studio teaching place and so on. They certainly aren't being allowed to fall into disuse.

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  10. Lovely old buildings....so much character.

    Have a wonderful week, River...and a happy time to be spent with your brother next Sunday celebrating his birthday. Cuddles to Lovely Lady Lola. :)

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    1. Lee; do you have old buildings in your area? Next week should be fun, my sister in law is a good hostess and knows how to put people at ease.

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    2. No...not up here on the mountain, River. It's more a village-type, country/rural atmosphere...mostly homes...and most of those residences are on acreages.

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  11. Alway nice a walk in the sunshine in your area.
    Merle .................

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    1. Merle; it's an older area, almost an inner city suburb, lots of lovely older homes.

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  12. That's a great Kindle cover. Classic architecture. It could inspire a story...

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    1. Val; it could, if one had enough imagination.

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  13. What an impressive building and it looks very, very old. Ah, Glenside. Like most mental institutions of the time, many bad things happened there. Maybe that thing at the end of the fence is called a buttress. It is so good that the building has been kept.

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    1. Andrew; aha! a buttress. I think you're right. I'm also glad the buildings are being kept and used. I wonder now just how old they are, I remember hearing about Glenside hospital when I first lived in Adelaide and we left when I was five I think. I'll make a note to read up on it at the library next time I go, but don't hold your breath, I rarely go there anymore.

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  14. Glad to know the buildings are being kept up and used for the community. They are too nice to allow to simply sit.

    A few highlights from my last couple of weeks are my selections this week.

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    1. messymimi; and far too nice to be demolished. They may have been modernised a bit inside, but al least the exterior has been kept as is.

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  15. Delightful- well maintained aged buildings being put to good use as mental institutions. good reasoning.
    The macabre looking ersatz skull I might say would be a trifle frightening during the night for the unwary.
    Good Pics - well done.

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    1. Vest; they are not now mental institutions, that was in the past. There is a modern building off to one side that I didn't photograph that is now the Mental Health Services building.
      The skull lives inside, so probably won't frighten anyone except the cat.

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  16. Wonderful buildings and photos are good :)
    Happy Birthday to your brother.

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    1. Margaret-whiteangel; thank you, I'm enjoying your holiday photos too. I'll pass on the message to R next week.

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  17. Being a year-round Halloween gal, I LOVE THE SKULL!

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  18. Love the skull. Your walk looks lovely.

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  19. Those building speak volumes about craftsmanship.

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  20. Janet will be wary of sausages and boys from now on!!

    ** ผ่านเว็บ B2BET**

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  21. What beautiful buildings within walking distance for you. It makes a walk more interesting and pleasant.

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