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

February 6, 2016

Fire Escape

Filed under: Black and White,City — paul @ 8:43 am
Fire Escape

Fire Escape

Fire escape in Karangahape Road, Auckland.

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

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February 5, 2016

Bus Shelter

Filed under: Mount Eden — paul @ 7:06 am
Bus Shelter

Bus Shelter

Bus Shelter, Dominion Road. This design is quite common in Auckland.

February 4, 2016

Sunset over Whatipu

Filed under: Cornwallis,Sky,Whatipu — paul @ 7:34 am
Sunset over Whatipu

Sunset over Whatipu

Seen from Cornwallis Peninsula. Paratutae Island on the left, and the contour of the beautiful Omanawanui Track (part of the Hillary Trail).

February 3, 2016

Splash!

Filed under: Cornwallis,People — paul @ 7:20 am
Splash!

Splash!

Making the most of Cornwallis Wharf at high tide at the end of a hot summers day.

February 2, 2016

Gypsy Extravaganza

Filed under: Blockhouse Bay,Green Bay — paul @ 5:09 pm
Maya - Gypsy Feet

Maya – Gypsy Feet

Over the long weekend (Auckland Anniversary) the Gypsy Extravaganza visited Craigavon Park in Blockhouse Bay.

More pictures on my Auckland-West facebook page.

February 1, 2016

The Library Cafe

Filed under: Buildings,Onehunga,Theme Day — paul @ 7:01 am
A Game of Chess and a Muffin

A Game of Chess and a Muffin

The City Daily Photo theme for February is “Cafe”. Click here for more images from around the globe.

The Library Cafe” in Onehunga used to be a “Carnegie Free Library”; the building operated as library from 1912 to 1970. Presently, the stately building operates as child friendly and down to earth cafe. There is a sizeable dining room and a more intimate “Reading Room”, all with fine wood paneling. Enjoyable atmosphere and good coffee.

More detailed information at the Timespanner blog.

Reading Room

Reading Room

The Library Cafe

The Library Cafe

Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie

January 31, 2016

PUUUSH

Filed under: Smile — paul @ 7:08 am
Number Plate

Number Plate

I don’t think the car was broken down…

January 30, 2016

Pied Stilt

Filed under: Birds,Black and White — paul @ 7:01 am
Pied Stilt

Pied Stilt

Pied stilts (Himantopus himantopus) are black and white wading birds with pinkish legs. In the present perspective the legs are hidden.

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

Pied Stilt

Pied Stilt

January 29, 2016

The Volunteer

Filed under: Onehunga,People — paul @ 7:09 am
Jane

Jane

Taumanu Reserve is a recreational area of about 7 hectares of reclaimed land which has been constructed over the last three years or so. To be enjoyed by people, by the birdlife, and if unlucky, by rats and stoats and other unwanted creatures. To prevent the latter, there is a good number of traps spread over the grounds.

The other day when I was visiting the reserve, I found Jane busy at work, inspecting the traps, supplying fresh bait and performing general maintenance. She is a volunteer, Operations Director with the Wildlife Conservation Trust of New Zealand. And she is an ambassador for the place, responding to questions from the public, explaining her work, pointing out the roosting birds: oystercatchers, pied stilts, dotterels. On my visit, the traps were empty, which I assume to be a good sign, meaning that the rodents stay out. And the presence of pied stilt chicks would confirm this.

Thanks Jane, great work!

Interactions

Interactions

Danger!

Danger!

January 28, 2016

Black and White

Filed under: Furniture — paul @ 7:03 am
Picket Fence and Bench

Picket Fence and Bench

Black bench – a few slats short of a backrest. Mount Eden.

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