Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

October 16, 2017

No Pot of Gold

Filed under: Colours,Point Chevalier,Waterview — paul @ 9:24 am
Rainbow Path

Rainbow Path

Some time ago, the Northwestern Cycleway received a coat of many colours for a short stretch from Unitec (Point Chevalier) towards the west. Nice and cheerful, even without a pot of gold. And it’s there, rain or shine!

October 14, 2017

Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

Filed under: Black and White,Bridges,Mount Albert — paul @ 7:59 am
Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

The elegant pedestrian/cyclist bridge, is named “Te Whitinga” (The Crossing). It spans State Highway 20 at the Alan Wood Reserve, Mount Albert, and is beautifully illuminated at night.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

June 19, 2017

Comb (Lonnie Hutchinson)

Filed under: Art — paul @ 8:11 pm
Comb (Lonnie Hutchinson)

Comb (Lonnie Hutchinson)

Currently on display at Te Uru in the outside window.

An exhibition of work by Lonnie Hutchinson and Reuben Paterson will open on Saturday, 24 June at 4 p.m., preceded by an artist talk of the artists at 3 p.m.

June 18, 2017

Morning at the Fieldays

Filed under: machines,Seasons — paul @ 8:33 pm
Frosty Morning

Frosty Morning

Last Thursday I visited the Fieldays at Mystery Creek, Hamilton – the mist was still hanging around the valleys at the starting time of 8 a.m., and the grass was covered in frost. The start to a wonderfully sunny morning where I learnt that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in a townie’s mind… (with apologies).

The NZ Agricultural Fieldays 2017 took place from 14 to 17 June. It is a big agricultural show with international participation, attracting about 130,000 visitors.

June 17, 2017

Fungi Season

Filed under: Black and White,Fungi — paul @ 8:15 am
Fungi

Fungi

Fungi in black and white — spokes in a wheel.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

June 16, 2017

In Your Face

Filed under: Buildings,Colours,Mount Roskill — paul @ 7:12 am
Blue

Blue

You can’t overlook it in its blue glory: going south along Richardson Road, the intersection with Stoddard Road is dominated by this shade of blue, and then you realise, it is the “Dental Square” (SDS for Stoddard Dental Square). Make a statement!

June 15, 2017

Seasonal

Filed under: Seasons — paul @ 8:05 am
The Leaf

The Leaf

One of the last leaves on a weeping cherry in our neighbourhood — backlit with many raindrops in the network of twigs.

June 14, 2017

Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

Filed under: Bridges,Mount Roskill — paul @ 7:31 am
Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

Te Whitinga (The Crossing) is the name of this new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists. It connects Kukuwai Park and Alan Wood Reserve and will be opened soon. It spans State Highway 20 and the Oakley Creek.

We showed different views at earlier stages of construction here and here.

June 13, 2017

Photorealistic

Filed under: Animals,Art,Avondale,Birds,People,Walls — paul @ 7:02 am
Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Murals in Avondale by TakerOne, an Auckland based mural artist of Hungarian extraction (“TakerOne Photorealistic Graffiti”). If you follow this link you can watch a time lapse video of the creation of the camouflage girl with dog. Love it.

For more mural art, visit Oakland Daily Photo.

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

June 12, 2017

High Tension

Filed under: Advertisements,Onehunga — paul @ 1:19 pm
Ultimate Thrills

Ultimate Thrills

High tension wires at the Taumanu Reserve Bridge, Onehunga.

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