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

December 19, 2014

Little Muddy Creek

Filed under: Laingholm,Titirangi — paul @ 7:12 am
Little Muddy Creek

Little Muddy Creek

The view from Huia Road, Titirangi, across the mangroves of Little Muddy Creek, with Laingholm Bay in the midground. Awhitu Peninsula in the background.

December 18, 2014

Splash!

Filed under: Art,Avondale,Walls — paul @ 7:04 am
Splash!

Splash!

Colourful and dynamic – mural in Rosebank Road, Avondale.

December 17, 2014

Buzzy Bee

Filed under: Muriwai,sculpture — paul @ 7:03 am
Buzzy Bee

Buzzy Bee

Supersized version of an iconic kiwi children’s toy – this decorates the entrance to the Nikau Ridge Bed and Breakfast in Muriwai.

December 16, 2014

Culture

Filed under: Art,City,Smile — paul @ 7:12 am
Defining Culture Through Coffee

Defining Culture Through Coffee

In front of the Auckland Art Gallery.

December 15, 2014

Painted Boxes: Bush and Birds (Monique Rush)

Filed under: Oratia,Painted Boxes — paul @ 7:00 am
Painted Boxes: Bush and Birds (Monique Rush)

Painted Boxes: Bush and Birds (Monique Rush)

A transformer box at Newham Place, McLaren Park. Painted by Monique Rush, and showing impressions of local bush and birdlife.

December 14, 2014

Kingfisher

Filed under: Birds,Cornwallis — paul @ 7:20 am
Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Another shot of a cooperative bird at Cornwallis Wharf.

December 13, 2014

Towers

Filed under: Avondale,Black and White — paul @ 7:01 am
Towers, Avondale Racecourse

Towers, Avondale Racecourse

A scissor lift can reach the height of the cabin at the racecourse tower – and you don’t have to lug all your equipment up. Several people in various contortions assist in the exercise – maybe rigging up a temporary transmission system.

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

December 12, 2014

Icecream for Two

Filed under: City,People — paul @ 7:04 am
Icecream for Two

Icecream for Two

We were “neighbours” separated by a window pane, and I could not resist a shot of this happy scene. M√∂venpick Quay Street.

December 11, 2014

Treasure House

Filed under: Buildings,Titirangi — paul @ 7:19 am
Treasure House, Titirangi

Treasure House, Titirangi

The Treasure House is part of the Lopdell Precinct, Titirangi. I was built in 1926 to house the “finest collection of kauri gum in the world”. (Lopdell House opened as “Hotel Titirangi” in 1934 – “in the Blue Mountains of Auckland”.)

In the course of redevelopment of Lopdell House, this building also got a makeover, and now it looks beautiful and houses again the wardrobe department of Titirangi Theatre.

An extensive writeup with pictures of the inside of the museum can be found in Timespanner’s blog post of July 28, 2013.

Treasure House, Titirangi

Treasure House, Titirangi

December 10, 2014

Hibiscus

Filed under: Flowers,Titirangi — paul @ 7:06 am
Hibiscus

Hibiscus

A roadside encounter.

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