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Thursday, 29 December 2011

There's A Kind Of Hush..........




Less than ten minutes away in the heart of the city
everybody is shopping till they drop
bagging a bargain at the post Christmas sales
but here in the surrounding parklands all is peaceful
 and quite - not a soul to be seen.

It's rumoured that a large proportion of this area will be
converted to parking space when they demolish the perfectly adequate
and unique Adelaide Oval to make way for the new oval.
And that's called progress!!

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17 comments:

diane b said...

A peaceful pak in Adelaide is not hard to find. "Progress" is sometimes hard to fathom.

Valerie said...

A pretty capture Dianne - the vibrant colours of the Agapanthus, etc. provide a pleasing contrast to the surroundings. Yes, sometimes progress seems to take 1 step forward and 3 back! One can but hope for the best... Happy New Year to you - may 2012 bring you good health and pleasant surprises.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Some of the things done in the 'name' of progress make no sense at all Dianne! What a huge shame to lose part of these beautiful grounds.

Kim, USA said...

This pictures makes my world colorful since all around here in Michigan is white ^_^ Thanks for visiting me and have a PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!

Watery Wednesday

cieldequimper said...

Agapanthus! How absolutely marvellous!!

To reply to your question re. the pâtisserie: when there, especially in the spring and summer, I like to get some violet éclairs... :-)

Monique said...

Vous, vous êtes en été maintenant avec de belles fleurs. Ici c'est pluie, brouillard, pluie à nouveau, brouillard à nouveau, c'est l'hiver ! Je n'aime pas.

Karin M. said...

Wow ... great photo, wonderfully peaceful and beautiful image ..
Greeting Karin.

Dianne said...

Ciel:- violet eclairs sound delectable! Post one to me today. Miam !

Joan Elizabeth said...

Peaceful and green. Removing parkland in a city (even one as well equipped at Adelaide) seems a mistake.

Jack said...

I hope that information is false and that the park and gardens survive. Many cities would love to have downtown gardens like this.

jennyfreckles said...

Let's hope they forget about that little plan. We all need our green lungs (parks) in cities.

NixBlog said...

What a perfectly idyllic spot, whose essence you have captured, Dianne.
I do hope that there are concerned citizens groups opposing the march of progress over this haven.

Nadege, said...

Our parklands are so pretty.

Progress and common sense don't seem to go together nowadays. I hope those rumours are wrong.

Ann said...

Beautiful. Yes, my shots are with the Canon 60D which I must have had for about 6 months now. I'm delighted with what it can do in low light. I was able to hand hold all these.

Monica said...

So pretty and green!

Andrew said...

If that is true, it is outrageous. Start protesting before anything gets of the ground and force the minister to deny it.

Joe said...

It would be travesty if this beautiful spot was replaced with a carpark.

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