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

April 23, 2014

Coffee at the Market

Filed under: Parnell,Reflections — paul @ 7:09 am
La Cimbali

La Cimbali

A polished espresso machine at La Cigale French markets in Parnell.

April 22, 2014

Hot Bread

Filed under: Buildings,New Lynn,Signs — paul @ 7:22 am
Hot Bread

Hot Bread

Totara Bakery seen from McCrae Way.

April 21, 2014

Cytoplasm (Phil Price, 2004)

Filed under: Art,City,sculpture — paul @ 7:15 am
Cytoplasm (Phil Price, 2004)

Cytoplasm (Phil Price, 2004)

Phil Price is a New Zealand sculptor specialising in kinetic works driven by wind power. “Cytoplasm” is beautifully placed on Waitemata Plaza at the Viaduct Basin. The discs move seemingly without friction, creating ever new configurations.

Made of carbon fiber, glass fiber, high temperature epoxy, precision bearings, stainless steel. Collection of the Auckland City Sculpture Trust.

April 20, 2014

Autumn

Filed under: Fungi,Seasons — paul @ 7:15 am
Fungi

Fungi

Well-nourished from the remnants of felled trees, these fungi (no idea what they are) are signs of autumn. And I was not the only one who liked them – but I did not nibble on them.

April 19, 2014

Scribbles

Filed under: Black and White,Point Chevalier — paul @ 7:26 am
Scribbles

Scribbles

The sun is scrawling shadows over a wall. Point Chevalier.

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

April 18, 2014

Titirangi Beach

Filed under: Titirangi — paul @ 6:52 am
Titirangi Beach

Titirangi Beach

The steep cliffs and mighty trees are put into perspective by the schoolchildren returning from their exploration of the foreshore.

April 17, 2014

Redpaths Furniture

Filed under: New Lynn — paul @ 7:26 am
Redpaths Furniture

Redpaths Furniture

The old New Lynn Cinema is a furniture shop now, but the memory lingers. Older pictures here.)

April 16, 2014

Push to Exit

Filed under: Colours,New Lynn — paul @ 7:20 am
Push to Exit

Push to Exit

Most of the time, the old exit doors of the former New Lynn Cinema (now Redpaths Furniture) are closed, presenting a uniform red face.

As New Lynn gradually metamorphoses into the Newmarket of the West (“to create a unique sustainable urban place centred on a world class transit interchange by 2030” as a vision document explained), calls to have again a movie theatre in New Lynn are becoming louder.

April 15, 2014

No Fishing

Filed under: Art,Fish,Titirangi — paul @ 6:52 am
Fish

Fish

A net of spiderwebs may yet catch them. From a walk in Titirangi.

April 14, 2014

Shades of …

Filed under: Buildings,Colours,New Lynn — paul @ 7:04 am
Corrugated

Corrugated

… grey, brown, ochre? Whatever. Corrugated iron wall at Monier brick works.

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