Sunday Selections was originally brought to us by Kim, of Frogpondsrock, as an ongoing meme where participants could post previously unused photos languishing in their files.
Huge thanks to Cie who gave me this wonderful Sunday Selections image.
The meme was then continued by River at Drifting through life. Sadly she has now stepped aside (though she will join us some weeks), and I have accepted the mantle.
The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent. Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to me. Clicking on any of the photos will make them embiggen.
I usually run with a theme. I mentioned last week that I am a creature of habit. Which is very true. Each year my city celebrates Spring with a flower festival - Floriade, and each year we go to it.
Which is where I am taking you this week. Ordinarily as well as many, many flowers and multitudes of shops there is also a wide range of art. The art was sadly missing this year, but I am going to show you some of the beauty and quirkiness of the area.
It was a beautiful day, and we wandered through Commonwealth Park to the festival. The first shot shows our 'new' Parliament House on the hill. Old Parliament House (which we are supposed to now call the Museum of Democracy) is the low white building in front of its newer replacement - though they are not as close as the photo makes them look. The second photo is our National Library.
This chessboard has been in place for as long as I can remember and I believe on weekends it sees a lot of action.
This fort is a childrens' play area.
The bird sculptures have been here for a very long time - and I take a photo of them (or several photos) each time I go past.
Another old one.
I cannot decide whether this one reminds me more of a lobster or a scorpion. It appeared for Floriade a few years ago and never left.
The paddle boats (which cannot be ridden on) are new this year.
The kangaroo and joey are old friends.
I would guess that the dome is illuminated for Nightfest which runs on selected weekends during Floriade.
In years gone by there were viewing platforms to see the patterns in the bulb beds. That is now a thing of the past - it is the Ferris wheel or nothing. So up we went.
Even by my standards this is a photo heavy post so I will stop here. There will be at least one more Floriade post (with flowers and my usual giveaway) and next week we hope to go to Tulip Top Gardens - which I think leaves Floriade for dead.