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.
This week I took a little trip to Harbourtown, our local discount? outlet? shopping centre. It's grown quite a bit since I was there seven years ago, there is a supermarket there now as well as the outlet shops. When I was there last, it was a weekend, or school holiday time, and it was crowded; wall to wall people.
Last Wednesday however, there was plenty of room to move, with most people being at work or school and it was a chilly, rainy day too.
So here it is:
Harbourtown. Not anywhere near the harbour,
it is right behind the Airport,
close enough to see planes on the ground, and to see them taking off and landing. I was there about two hours and in that time saw only two planes taking off. Must have been a slow day.
rest room signs are large and easy to spot
I loved the name of this tiny shop
which has everything a dog could possibly want. I didn't see a similar store for cats 😞
All the stores face inwards, with a mall between for walking, chatting and so on, but outside the mall were pots of sago palms between concrete block seats.
big seats, with plenty of room for a family, and plenty of them. I do like a place that has lots of seating.
This is the shop I came to see. They used to advertise via leaflets in newspapers, but I hadn't seen any of those for several years and suddenly wondered if the shop was still around. I googled and found nothing, so put 'no-one' onto it. She discovered they were under .net.au and I always forget about that option, searching only .com.au
The website gave a list of locations, this was the one easiest for me to get to and from.
it's a variety shop, with gifts, homewares, stationery, party things. I had a wonderful time browsing.
I spotted a Donut King, which used to have outlets all over Adelaide, but most have closed since Krispy Kreme arrived here.
I was amused by the sign on the napkin dispenser, so bought a glazed twist and asked if I could take the photo.
This is one of my favourite shops, I love to see shelves stacked with neatly folded sheets and towels etc
They had a lovely Easter display too,
which I received permission to photograph.
there are rides for small children, but not as many as I expected there would be. I think I saw three.
The Coffee Club was doing good business, a hot cuppa on a cold day is always welcome.
This cafe was almost filled with diners and if you like watching the planes come and go, the far end is the place to be, with clear plastic heavy duty blinds to keep the cold out, I imagine they might open them on hot days, but I can't be sure.
Seating within the mall is also plentiful and pretty too, although not many were sitting in the open areas in the chilly air.
Finishing with a photo that should have been at the beginning:
seen from the stop where I was waiting for my bus, the city, lit by the sun through a break in the clouds.