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

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.

April 13, 2014

Little Muddy Creek

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

Little Muddy Creek

The mangrove forest of Little Muddy Creek at low tide, with Laingholm in the hills, and Manukau Heads in the distance, left. Seen from South Titirangi Road.

April 12, 2014

Bad Hair Day

Filed under: Avondale,Black and White,People — paul @ 7:20 am
At the Avondale Races.

At the Avondale Races.

Been people watching at the races… (My hair does not stand up like this, mainly because of its absence.)

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

April 11, 2014

Dismemberment, Site I (Anish Kapoor, 2009)

Filed under: Art,sculpture — Tags: , — paul @ 6:56 am
Dismemberment, Site I (Anish Kapoor, 2009)

Dismemberment, Site I (Anish Kapoor, 2009)

Another giant sculpture from the Gibbs Farm. Anish Kapoor‘s Dismemberment, Site I, is constructed from mild steel tube and tensioned fabric, and measures 85 metres in length, with openings 8 x 25 metres. The second picture also shows Len Lye‘s Wind Wand which extends 45 metres upwards.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

Other posts tagged “Gibbs Farm” here.

Dismemberment, Site I (Anish Kapoor, 2009)

Dismemberment, Site I (Anish Kapoor, 2009)

Dismemberment, Site I (Anish Kapoor, 2009)

Dismemberment, Site I (Anish Kapoor, 2009)

April 10, 2014

Photographer

Filed under: People — paul @ 7:15 am
Photographer

Photographer

Could not resist

April 9, 2014

Painted Boxes: Bush and Boys

Filed under: Art,New Lynn,Painted Boxes — paul @ 7:05 am
Painted Boxes: Bush and Boys

Painted Boxes: Bush and Boys

This utility box is next to the Lawson Park Rugby League grounds in Willerton Avenue, New Lynn. It appears that the box got too small for all the equipment, so there are appendages, which of course have attracted the taggers (curse them).

There is no signature, but my suspicion is that it is the work of Monique Endt.

Woodpigeon in the Bush

Woodpigeon in the Bush

April 8, 2014

Fishing from the Rocks

Filed under: Bethells Beach — paul @ 7:08 am
Rock Fishing, O'Neill Bay

Rock Fishing, O’Neill Bay

O’Neill Bay is just north of Bethells Beach (Te Henga), marked by rugged rock formations (conglomerate). Beyond this outcrop lies the Tasman Sea and maybe a fish or two?

April 7, 2014

Manawa Wet(?)lands

Filed under: New Lynn — paul @ 6:58 am
Manawa Wetlands

Manawa Wetlands

Manawa wetlands in New Lynn (Margan Ave) is a system of ponds designed to provide natural filtration for runoff water before it enters the Rewarewa Stream, and thence flows out into the Whau River and Waitemata Harbour.

Alas, after months of fine weather, there is not much that can be filtered, and a place that is otherwise teeming with ducks looks a bit lifeless. March this year was one of the driest on record.

Manawa Wetlands

Manawa Wetlands

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