Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: February 2010 (Page 2 of 3)

A Tree of Two Halves

Illawarra Flame Tree

Illawarra Flame Tree

For months this tree has delighted motorists going west along Ash Street (map) with its magnificent display of bright red blossom. It is an Illawarra Flame Tree (Brachychiton acerifolius), which drops its leaves around October, all the better to show off its flowers.…

Vacant Lot

Toi Toi

Toi Toi

I often pass this vacant piece of land at the intersection of Glendale and Glengarry Roads, Glen Eden. The feathery plumes of the toi toi and the green of the cabbage trees make a beautiful display.…

Painted Boxes: Tree Huggers

Painted Boxes: Tree Huggers

Painted Boxes: Tree Huggers

This traffic control box can be found outside 366 Karangahape Road (map). It is one of numerous boxes decorated by Doug Ford (one of his murals was featured here on January 15). This one is “adopted by the Greens” – we will come across other adoptions in due course.…

Geometry in Te Atatu

Möbius Gate

Möbius Gate

This Möbius Gate (2002) by John Lyall plays with the Möbius strip known to all of us from childhood days. It is found at Te Atatu Peninsula’s Jack Pringle Park (map).

Since the Möbius strip has only one side, but all known construction materials are two-sided, something has to give…

Read more about the Möbius strip.…

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