Sunday Selections # 259

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 what Christmas Day was like here in the city of Adelaide.

there's probably no commentary needed apart from me telling you this is Grenfell Street in Adelaide SA on Christmas Day 2015 and I was on my way somewhere.

I don't think I've ever seen the city this empty.

closed door, 'open' sign in the window (*~*)

most of these are remarkably similar to each other, I was bored waiting for the bus.

greenery around Hindmarsh Square.

still nobody about.

finally some cars and buses.

the sky was clouding over,

a relief from the sun.

dizzying heights. I'm okay up there looking down, but looking up while the clouds are moving is more difficult.

bigger patches of blue in the west.

moving quite fast now.

all that fluffy whiteness,

but only streaks of cloud in the east.

has my bus broken down?

there she is! the old yellow one behind the newer red one.


  1. It's TEN AM on a Saturday. I can't believe how far ahead of us you are. :)

  2. It looks like if I ever get round to participating I'd have to do it on Fridays...

  3. Those are some awesome clouds...

  4. Hi River,

    What? No snow? No ice? No rain? (and most annoyingly) Lots of HEAT?





  5. It's like being the last living person on Earth!!

  6. Wow I have never seen such a desolate place:) It sure looks dry and not snowy. I did enjoy seeing these. Hug B

  7. When I have gone into our city centre on Christmas Day it has been a 'little' busier. But not much.
    Nice to hear that someone else has difficulties focusing overhead.

  8. I've never been in Sydney on Christmas day, but I would imagine it would be more crowded, wondering around a quiet city and a cloudy day not a bad way to spend a few hours.

  9. That is how cities should look on Christmas Day. Sadly, Melbourne does not, with a number of shops open and many foreign students wandering around looking rather bored.

  10. Happy Elf Christine; you can participate on your Sundays, just leave us a link so we can come on over.

    Grace; aren't they? The first few were grey so I had hopes of rain, but that didn't happen.

    Plasman; it's Australia, we don't do ice and snow. It was a hot day, but bearable, nothing like the heat waves that preceded and followed.

    fishducky; almost. there were other people about, just few and far between.

    Buttons Thoughts; dry is right. South Australia is the driest state in the driest continent. We don't have snow here.

    Elephant's Child; I'm sure it got a little busier later in the morning, with visitors looking for open shops maybe, or just on their way somewhere else. I think looking up would be easier if the sky didn't move.

    Merle; I like wandering about when it is quiet like this, it's easier to find the right spot to stand with a camera when there aren't hundreds of people in your way.

    Andrew; Melbourne is busier than Adelaide for sure. We probably had shops open in the suburbs by the beaches, but they'd be mostly small cafes and delis for milk and papers, or fast food places for people wanting chips or burgers to picnic on the sand.

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  12. Going into the cit, any city, on Christmas Day would be the last thing on my mind; going anywhere on Christmas Day is always the last thing on my mind. I like being in my own my own surroundings.

    My landlords did ask me up to their home for coffee on Christmas morning just past...I accepted albeit reluctantly (hiding my reluctance outwardly); but their home is just up the other end of this block of land (about 3 acres of it)...a couple of hundred metres or so away. I was there for an hour at the most, probably less, and I was very glad to be back home again!! :)

    Again, have a good week, River and another cuddle for Angel. :)

  13. I wish our small city was so quiet and deserted on Christmas day; I envy you that, and the warmth.

  14. It's amazing how on Christmas Day all is deserted.
    The clouds are wonderful, looks as if you could have hopped from one to another.

  15. I have just joined in the Sunday Selections and hope you like my photos.
    I like your photos of Adelaide at Xmas, and surprised that there was nobody around. I have not ever gone to Adelaide on Xmas Day & thought there would be more happening in the city. Thanks for the photos.

  16. Lovely town, and your skies and clouds are even more defining. Great shots, it felt like being there. This is my first time joining in with you all. I've enjoyed seeing Elephant's Child Sunday Selections and I vowed this year I'd try posting to new weekly-memes.

  17. I used to work on Grenfell St, this was a trip down memory lane for me.. :)

  18. Thanks for this glimpse of Adelaide, and your stunning cloud photos. I would have been dizzy taking those too!

  19. I can't believe how deserted the streets were. Was it very early in the morning? We drove for about 30 minutes south to granddaughter's home and the traffic was light but quite a lot of it around 10am.
    Those clouds are beautiful and hope they brought with them some much needed rain.

  20. Rosemary B; I've only just found this comment, nice to have another South Australian here. I had a look at your blogs and wanted to leave a comment to say hi, but you have restricted comments to team members only. :(


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