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

July 2, 2010

Auckland City from the West

Filed under: Arataki,City,Sky — paul @ 7:23 am
Auckland City from Arataki Visitor Centre

Auckland City from Arataki Visitor Centre

One morning recently, I went to the Arataki Visitor Centre, hoping to take pictures of the city of Auckland in the morning sun. Alas, the background was bathed in the gold of the morning, but the city was under a massive cloud. Still, I found the result intriguing. From front to back: bush, suburbia, cityscape, and the volcanic Rangitoto Island as backdrop (the Sky Tower being the centrepiece). Below is an image taken late afternoon a few weeks ago.

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

Auckland City from Arataki Visitor Centre

Auckland City from Arataki Visitor Centre


  1. OH! I think the golden version turned out beautifully! I also like the second version in the haze. 🙂

    Comment by EG Wow, Canada — July 2, 2010 @ 8:18 am

  2. these are great shots of the tower and skyline

    Comment by J Bar — July 2, 2010 @ 11:58 am


    You feature a lot of mural paintings. I was taken to the Bastion Point, and shown these murals done by a very famous mural artist. When Ngairmu told me, I forgot the name.

    Do you recognise the murals and the artist?

    We appear to like similar topics to photograph, and I enjoy looking at them from another prospective.



    Comment by ann, new zealand — July 2, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

  4. Wow…great shots!Have a nice weekend!

    Comment by Steffi — July 2, 2010 @ 7:35 pm

  5. The top shot looks like an artistic print. I love it.

    Comment by joan — July 2, 2010 @ 10:28 pm

  6. the golden glow on the first photo is stunning!

    Comment by syel — July 3, 2010 @ 2:15 pm

  7. Two excellent shots and so interesting to see the same city look and feel so very different depending on the light.

    Comment by Rob Inukshuk — July 4, 2010 @ 10:07 pm

  8. Wow such awesome sky watch.
    Happy weekend.

    Comment by REGINA — July 9, 2010 @ 7:26 pm

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