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

April 24, 2010

That Fence

Filed under: City — paul @ 7:29 am
That Fence

That Fence

A lot of Auckland City’s waterfront is a working port, and inaccessible to the public, fenced off by a long red fence extending a fair way in the opposite direction shown. In the course of preparations for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, the government joined forces with the Auckland Regional Council and bought Queens Wharf from the Port Company, with the goal of using it as ‘party central’ in 2011. Queens Wharf has been readied for a first inspection (in its unmodified state) by the public: the gate nearest to the photographer will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, for all to see the new asset, and to visualise the great new developments

Below are some of the fence posts further along the road: they have been liberated over the last couple of decades to serve a purely decorative role, with general access to the waterfront.

Liberated Fenceposts

Liberated Fenceposts

2 Comments

  1. The fence posts are lovely and I actually like them better as free-standing lamps. The ferry building looks great too, and the development of the area sounds exciting. I hope your government does a good job and I’ll be looking forward to your photos of the redeveloped wharf.

    Comment by Hilda — April 24, 2010 @ 2:07 pm

  2. Everything is so colorful! Nice photo!

    Comment by T. Becque — April 24, 2010 @ 3:12 pm

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