A bit over a week ago I saw this colourful scene at the playing fields of the Avondale racecourse. A rugby competition of several schools out west.
September 2, 2015
September 1, 2015
One of two figures in Te Uru recently, when they wanted to evoke that robot-y or space-y or whatever (in one word: “curious”) feeling. The City Daily Photo bloggers’ theme for September is “curiosities”. Today also is the beginning of spring in this country, and the weather is nothing if not curious…
More contributions to the theme are found here.
August 31, 2015
August 30, 2015
We had a guided tour of the New Zealand Opera yesterday, presently rehearsing Tosca for Auckland performances September 17-27 (Wellington October 10-17). We got to watch some of the chorus rehearsal (no pictures), and got shown the stores and workshop, guided by Technical Manager Steve Crowcroft, ending in the wardrobe room where we got a comprehensive rundown of the many strands that weave together to get a production.
August 29, 2015
Looking over the fence at Kurt Brehmer Walkway, Timothy Place, Avondale.
For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.
August 28, 2015
Today is Daffodil Day, the Cancer Society’s main event for fundraising and awareness (this year is the 25th anniversary for this event). The flowers in the picture are along Titirangi Road – the council has done us proud with a new planting.
August 27, 2015
Another fine example of Flox’s stencil art on utility boxes, here a transformer in Catherine Place, Henderson, enveloped in abundant flowers and birds.
August 26, 2015
The Taiwanese cherry (prunus campanulata) have been going strong for some weeks now. Some trees have finished their crop of flowers, while others are only just showing the first signs of pink. Lovely to behold – and, of course, classified a weed …
August 25, 2015
The Sewing Workshop at 13 Rosebank Road in Avondale has to be unique in all of New Zealand (if not further afield). A living museum of all things needlecraft, be it manual stitching or modern machinery, and detail. Cheerfully and knowledgeably presided over by John.
I remembered visiting the place a looong time ago when Mrs H was doing a fair bit of sewing etc for the kids.
August 24, 2015
The entrance to Artspace gallery on Karangahape Road bathed in all colours of the rainbow by the afternoon sun.