Sunday Selections # 251

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're at Glenelg beach again.

the Stamford Grand Hotel apartments.

I was pleased to see our flags flying. From right to left: Australian flag, South Australian flag, Aboriginal flag. The white one at far left is the Holdfast Bay council emblem.

a flowery fence I saw when walking away from the chilly sea breeze, this was right near the pale hollyhocks of last week.

standing on the Esplanade, looking across the grass to the water beyond.

there are holiday apartments for rent right on the Esplanade. This is the Corfu La Mancha building.

Seawall Apartments a little further down the Esplanade.

I like the look of this building, it's the Seawall Holiday Apartments, but I can imagine it as a permanent home.

What do you think? Rent an apartment and stay there all year? 

at the end of Jetty Road, in Moseley Square is this rather nice looking monument,

"erected to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the foundation of the province of South Australia 1836-1936"

I like the sailing ship cemented to the top. It's a fine looking ship.

the ever-present Norfolk Pines marching along the Esplanade.

a small section of the rocky shore.

this is the tram I arrived on, these run between city and sea every 15 minutes or so, on the way back to the city we passed another tram headed for the beach.

the waterslide which once was part of Magic Mountain. It may have been magical inside with it's games and rides etc, but from the outside it resembled a giant muddy potato.

one more look at the waves.


  1. I hope the entire fence has flower boxes; the one you photoed is beautiful.

  2. Thanks for taking us back to the beach again. I wish we lived only a short tram-ride away from the water.

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  4. Love that fence. The sailing ship is special too. It must have been a foretaste of hell for the early migrants...

  5. t's the last pic that captures my imagination the nice it would be right now to be walking along barefoot at the water's edge with not another soul for miles with just the sounds of the ocean gently lapping the shore and a seagull or three.

    What is the story behind the name of the Corfu La Mancha holiday units, I wonder? Were they built and owned by a Greek-Spanish company/family?

    (One of the best pairs of jeans I had (years ago) were a pair of cream Corfu jeans...until they got splattered in mud...but that's another story that I will tell one day on my blog) :)

    How nice if all fences were as pretty as that one you've shown here....lovely.

    Have yourself a great week, River...take good care...cuddles to Angel. :)

    1. Here's the "I" i left off at the start of my comment! :)

  6. great pictures! I especially liked the flowers....

  7. Joanne; yes, the entire fence, but not flower boxes, these plants are in the ground, growing up and over.

    Susan; it's a short tram ride, but first I have to catch a bus into the city, luckily also a short ride, even with all the road works going on around here.

    Elephant's Child; I sometimes wonder just what went through the minds of the first few ships of migrants when they arrived at a place so very, very different to anything they had known before. Unsettled, uncivilised, miles and miles of unrecognisable bushland plants, months of searing heat with little rain, not to mention hordes of tiny bush flies.

    Lee; a seagull or three? Surely you mean three dozen :) I don't know anything about the Corfu La Mancha apartments, I just took the photo in case any readers here were interested in a beach holiday. I'm wondering now though if they are so named because the building is white, on a beach, similarity to overseas holiday apartments.

    Mohave Rat; we have plenty of gorgeous flowers here in Adelaide; it's a great place for roses, and it's almost summer here now, so everything is blooming and colourful.
    I have a song for you and Mrs. Rat on my post tomorrow.

  8. The Magic Mountain was so ugly. Not happy to hear the tram is still only on a 15 minute service. Was it crowded? The Seawall apartments look enticing. I am not sure I would like to live at the beach over winter, especially when howling gales arrive.

  9. Looks lovely there. How nice to be so close to the coast.

  10. Wonderful ship there.. not enough ship statues :)

  11. This could just be an urban legend or rumor but I heard the guy who made Magic Mountain spent several months on the beach telling them to add a little more concrete here, or there.

    I loved the carousel they had in there, plus, SKEE BALL. I played so much skee ball as a kid.. ;) But I did not love the dodgem cars on which I once injured my wrist quite badly. And those sky bikes, they were super fun!

    I went back to Adelaide this week myself, to the zoo - I see you already popped over, River.. ;) Sunday Selections Week 47

  12. Andrew; I thought a fifteen minute service was good, a lot of our buses are still half hour services and they frequently run late because of roadworks or breakdowns. The tram was crowded, it always is when leaving the city, but almost empty when we left Glenelg, crowded again by the time we reached Rundle Mall.
    I'd enjoy living at the beach in winter as long as the door and window seals were effective to keep out draughts. I'd enjoy watching the waves crashing when it's stormy. I remember walking out on Semaphore jetty during a storm when I lived there, it was exhilarating.

    Tracy; I love the ocean and would live even closer if I could.

    Yvonne Kirk; welcome to drifting. I do like ship statues and real ships too. I've often sat on the beach near the Port and watched the big ships coming and going and there's an old sailing ship moored there too, I don't remember the name of it, but I have photos somewhere in my files.
    I'll pop over and have a look at your Sunday Selections.

  13. ... the trip you took us on today was beautiful, River....
    I loved the buildings and that flower fence is stunning..
    Loved the waves...
    Have a great day.. Hugs... Barb xxx

  14. I wonder what the apartments are like on the inside. I'd love to live on the beach and just have all my food delivered and stuff. Oh to have that kind of money, eh? :)


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