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

September 15, 2010

Painted Boxes: Tropical Green

Filed under: Art,Painted Boxes,Plants,Te Atatu,Waitakere Ranges — paul @ 7:10 am
Painted Boxes: Tropical Green

Painted Boxes: Tropical Green

This transformer is at Jack Pringle Park, Te Atatu Peninsula. Rengarenga lilies (New Zealand Rock Lily – Arthropodium cirratum) like those in the surrounding plantings, cabbage trees (Cordyline australis) and bush-clad hillsides. Painted by local artist Cliff Uepa.


  1. hee hee…
    The box is certainly making a credible effort to disguise itself as the surrounding plants…

    «Louis» thanks you for your visit to San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

    Comment by Louis la Vache — September 15, 2010 @ 11:22 am

  2. Do these painted boxes stay fresh and bright, they all look immaculate.

    Comment by joan — September 15, 2010 @ 9:45 pm

  3. @joan I try to take pictures when they are reasonably clean, that may explain it. Sometimes they get dirty in the weather, but after a while that seems to wash off again. Some suffer tagging attacks, and I tend not to show them then (no exposure for taggers). And in a few cases I was wondering if I had to come with a bucket and mop if I wanted to get a clean picture – but this has not happened so far. Some of the boxes get chipped and dented, though, through construction activity.

    Comment by paul — September 16, 2010 @ 9:12 pm

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