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

May 11, 2016

Leverage

Filed under: City,People — paul @ 7:09 am
Leverage

Leverage

Applying the laws of the lever, as a gigantic billboard mount is readied to be hoisted into position. Below: working at height. Albert Street, city.

Getting there

Getting there

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May 10, 2016

Massey Birdwood Settlers Hall (Mandy Patmore)

Filed under: Massey,Walls — paul @ 2:41 pm
Massey Birdwood Settlers Hall (Mandy Patmore)

Massey Birdwood Settlers Hall (Mandy Patmore)

The Community Hall at the junction of Don Buck and Red Hills Roads seems to be in the first instance the place of the Redhills Community Kindergarten, but there is wider scope: House, Indoor Bowls, Kung Fu, Cake Decorating, Fellowship and more. On the Red Hills Road side, you find this topical mural by Mandy Patmore (with a hand from Massey Primary). A beautiful Tui in a swirl of cowherd, and historic settler scenes.

More murals at Oakland Daily Photo.

May 9, 2016

Red

Filed under: Colours,Festivals,Markets — paul @ 7:06 am
Swiss Flags

Swiss Flags

Gunn (of Stavanger Daily Photo) noticed that yesterday’s Swiss Market post was predominantly blue. So I have to balance this with what obviously was the colour of the day: Red.

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red

May 8, 2016

Swiss Kiwi Yodel Group

Filed under: Festivals,Music — paul @ 7:05 am
Swiss Kiwi Yodel Group

Swiss Kiwi Yodel Group

Alphorns and yodelling by the Swiss Kiwi Yodel Group at yesterday’s Swiss Market – always a treat!

Swiss Kiwi Yodel Group

Swiss Kiwi Yodel Group

Swiss Kiwi Yodel Group

Swiss Kiwi Yodel Group

Swiss Kiwi Yodel Group

Swiss Kiwi Yodel Group

May 7, 2016

Weeds, Weeds

Filed under: Black and White — paul @ 7:00 am
Himalayan Fairy Grass (Miscanthus nepalensis)

Himalayan Fairy Grass (Miscanthus nepalensis)

Hiamalyan Fairy Grass (Miscanthus nepalensis) is an invasive weed, hard to control due to its extensive root systems, but, oh so pretty…

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

May 6, 2016

Style

Filed under: City,People — paul @ 7:03 am
Style

Style

Last Sunday’s “Open Streets” event in Karangahape Road was a colourful affair!

May 5, 2016

A Gathering

Filed under: Hillsborough,Insects — paul @ 12:24 pm
Gathering

Gathering

I don’t know what kind of bugs they are, nor do I know what they were up to. (Some similarity to cockroaches, but different.) On Swan Plant, Hillsborough Cemetery.

Edit: thanks to NatureWatch, I now know that these are “common small milkweed bugs” (Arocatus rusticus).

May 4, 2016

The Overpass

Filed under: Henderson,Reflections — paul @ 9:06 am
The Overpass

The Overpass

Henderson railway station.

May 3, 2016

Saddleback and Black Robin …

Filed under: Newmarket,Walls — paul @ 8:35 am
Nuffield Lane Murals

Nuffield Lane Murals

… and a rat. More mural art from Nuffield Lane, Newmarket. The birds and ornaments by Charles and Janine Williams (quoting from a mural in Poynton Terrace), the rodent by Haser and TMD. “follow the Light”, indeed this brightens up the back alley no end!

More murals at Oakland Daily Photo.

May 2, 2016

The Yellow Dinghy

Filed under: Kelston,New Lynn — paul @ 9:49 am
The Yellow Dinghy

The Yellow Dinghy

Late afternoon at the Whau River on an incoming tide.

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