Auckland - West

Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: July 2010 (page 1 of 4)

Lake Panorama Reflection

Lake Panorama Reflection

Lake Panorama Reflection

Until quite recently, I did not even know this little lake existed (map). Its geese have featured on this blog already, and this reflection presented itself on a still morning. Very peaceful!

As a point of interest, many scenes of the adventure series Xena Warrior Princess were filmed around here before the area was turned into a very nice residential development.

Find more weekend reflections at James’ Newtown Area Photo.

Sunday Afternoon at Piha Beach

Sunday Afternoon at Piha Beach

Sunday Afternoon at Piha Beach

From last Sunday’s walk along Piha beach. looking almost directly into the sun.

A Skywatch Friday photo. More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

The Ferry Building

The Ferry Building

The Ferry Building

We arrive on the ferry from Devonport, just in time for lunch.

The Auckland Ferry Building was completed in 1912, built on reclaimed land. About 20 years ago it was seriously refurbished, and now is a very proud landmark on Auckland’s waterfront.

Painted Boxes: Grapevines (Ted Rogers)

Painted Boxes: Grapevines (Ted Rogers)

Painted Boxes: Grapevines (Ted Rogers)

(Wednesday is for painted boxes.)

This transformer was painted by Ted Rogers in 2008. It is located outside Faracs Grandview Estate Wines at 172A Don Buck Road, Massey. What better subject than grapevines with tempting bunches of ripe grapes!

Yours Truly

At Piha Beach

At Piha Beach

Choreographed and shot by Mrs H. At the end of a beautiful Sunday afternoon walk the length of Piha beach and back. Glorious!

Music at the Market

John and Margaret

John and Margaret

John and Margaret Davy entertain the crowds at yesterday’s Titirangi market (last Sunday of every month, 10am-2pm). Their folk tunes of Irish, Scottish and other backgrounds are a splendid accompaniment to either a cup of coffee or a more vigorous shopping experience. John is the organiser for the performances at the market, and every now and again we get to hear him also in various combinations and styles, here with his wife Margaret, an accomplished player of whistles. A treat.

Left Hand

Left Hand

 
Right Hand

Right Hand

 
Both Hands

Both Hands

The Bench

The Bench

The Bench

This bench with its elaborate cast-iron decorations is found in the Oratia Cemetery on West Coast Road. Desaturation is a wonderful rust remover!

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

Old Reflected in New

Old Reflected in New

Old Reflected in New

The mirror glass in the curved surface of the City Sales Building in Karangahape Road reflects the facade of the Purchas Building, built about 1885 for Dr Purchas. An unencumbered view of the historic block is shown below.

Find more weekend reflections at James’ Newtown Area Photo.

The Purchas Building

The Purchas Building

Morning at French Bay

Morning at French Bay

Morning at French Bay

Morning at French Bay, Titirangi.

A Skywatch Friday photo. More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

Corner Stones, Glen Eden

Corner Stones: Illusion of Windows

Corner Stones: Illusion of Windows

This is Corner Stones Cafe and Restaurant in Glen Eden, with its painted-on windows giving the impression of indescreet voyeurism.

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