Sunday Selections #144

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.
Kim spends more time writing at The Shake these days.

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.
Where are you Kath? We miss you.
There are several other participants now though:
Jackie K at Working Through It

I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week I have some more construction photos for you.

There is a new hotel going up in Grenfell Street, where the costume shop used to be. 
On the corner of Twin Street.

an IBIS Hotel. I've never heard of IBIS, I suppose there must be other IBIS hotels somewhere and I could google if I wanted to find them, but I haven't wanted to. Maybe I should.
It isn't a huge hotel by the look of it, frontage isn't wide, but it goes back fairly deeply on the block, although our blocks aren't all that large here.

oooh look! cranes
the coppery sheen to the concrete is an illusion caused by aiming the camera into the sun.

I do love cranes.

from a distance. I have photos from the other side, but I can't find them.
I seem to have got my folders a little mixed up.

as you can clearly see, this is not the IBIS Hotel, but the new Rundle Place building which I featured some weeks ago. The top floors have been completed now, but there is still construction going on at ground level. Bottom left, beside the Bendigo Bank, is a small area with interior construction still happening.
I don't like that hanging facade with epc Pacific printed on it. It looks okay here, but looking at it in real life, it looks like giant sheets of plasticised rice paper. It looks flimsy, although it probably isn't.




  1. I really like cranes too. I often count them as I come into the city - I think nine is my best so far.
    Adelaide has changed such a lot since I was last there - I think a return visit is due.

  2. We have an Ibis Hotel here, I think. I am not suggesting architectural design should jump back one hundred years, but doesn't the Adelaide Arcade look so fine.

  3. If we have a Ibis Hotel in Sydney I have never noticed it.

  4. Elephant's Child; a visit to Adelaide would be lovely, there must be so much that is new. How long is it since you were here last?

    Andrew; the Adelaide Arcade is the best I've seen, they've kept the old style while still keeping it cleaned and "new" looking.

    Merlesworld; I have to confess I don't take much notice of hotels, this one is an exception because it is where I used to wait for the bus, I'd stand there looking at the costumes in the window of the costume shop that used to be there. They changed according to season or occasion, Santa suits and elves at Christmas, witches, wizards and goblins for Halloween, Easter bunnies for Easter, other fancy dress the rest of the time. It was a hire shop and sold accessories as well. Staring at a hotel facade won't be the same....

  5. It must be over twenty years since I was last there - which is really shameful because my eldest brother lives there (and has for quite a while). When things in our world calm down, I will give it some serious thought. I liked Adelaide a lot.

  6. Elephant's Child; having family here would save you the cost of a hotel at least. if you make it here I'd be happy to meet up with you, we could take a ride on the Popeye.

  7. Thank you. When it becomes more than a dream I will contact you.

  8. Loved all the photos and cranes always tell you there's something going on which makes you want to find out what.
    I love some of the old architecture that you still have in Adelaide and hope some of it at least will be safe.
    My daughter loves Adelaide. The closest I got was a 3 hour stop- over at Parafield airport back in 1950 on my way to a job in Melbourne. We had to wait for a connection from somewhere (Sydney perhaps) that had had engine trouble or similar. No, that doesn't sound right but I just know we had to cool our heels there.
    Glad you are enjoying Comeback. Will send another before too long. I did comment on your comment on my blog ealier today.

  9. Love Adelaide's heritage buildings. I get cranky that so many of Brisbane's have been demolished.

  10. Interesting juxtaposition of architecture.

    Like EC, it's been quite a while since the boys and I visited pretty Adelaide.

  11. I just had the thought and googled the question, are cranes named for cranes? The answer seems to be yes, and one can see why. Both are lovely.

  12. I like to watch construction in progress, too. Cranes are also an added attraction for the sidewalk crowd. You have all the elements of a mysterious production.

  13. Mimsie; I love our old architecture too, it has such warmth and character. If I ever had the chance to build a house (ha ha), I would specify all of the modern conveniences like plumbing, wiring for internet solar panels etc, all the good stuff that makes life easy, but then I would also say I want the house to look like it is already 100 years old.

    Mrs catch; welcome back. A lot of ours has been demolished too. I would prefer they reuse or upgrade the buildings somehow. Sometimes that isn't possible, but why can't they build the new construction to look like the old?

    Vicki; I quite like seeing the little old buildings in amongst the new giants, as long as the new giants are also worth looking at.

    Joanne; I never thought to do that.

    Manzanita; I have a brother and son in law both working in construction so I've learned a bit and can see now why some things necessarily take much longer than the general public would like. And of course seeing cranes everywhere means that people have jobs.


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