Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: December 2010 (Page 2 of 4)

Taking Turns

Illawarra Flame Tree

Illawarra Flame Tree

Last February this Illawarra Flame Tree (brachychiton acerifolius) featured in a post entitled “A Tree of Two Halves”. One half of the tree being smothered in red blossom, while the other half was covered in green foliage.…

Moneyworld

Moneyworld

Moneyworld

This building at the corner of Queen and Wyndham Streets seems to be nameless. It houses Moneyworld Capital Ltd and a respectable number of educational institutions. In the midday sun, there is not a single catchlight from the many windows.…

Sky Screamer

Sky Screamer

Sky Screamer

“You can scream as loud as you want AND get back down to ground level safely on the SKYSCREAMER.”

That’s from their website, and I can assure you I did not try it. But you might be game.…

A Gaggle of Pukeko

Shop Window, From N to Z

Shop Window, From N to Z

This great gathering of all manner of pukeko was seen in the shop window of “From N to Z — Classic Kiwi Culture”, at 75 Queen Street.

The pukeko (porphyrio porphyrio) is a swamp hen native to New Zealand.…

Poroporo (Solanum Aviculare)

Poroporo (Solanum Aviculare)

Poroporo (Solanum Aviculare)

Poroporo (solanum aviculare) belongs to the family of nightshades and is native to New Zealand. Grows in some gardens, also in the wild, seeds spread by birds. Currently in flower.…

Miller’s Coffee

Miller's Coffee, Cross Street

Miller's Coffee, Cross Street

Craig Miller runs a coffee roastery in Cross Street, next to We.ar and below the Ironbank building. From 7 to 12 in the morning you can get a full-on coffee fix in an environment that is a great fusion of industrial look and elegant sophistication, including a grand chandelier; not to forget the sofa with cushion covers made from coffee bags.…

Skywards

Westwater Apartments and St Stephens Presbyterian Church

Westwater Apartments and St Stephens Presbyterian Church

Westwater Apartments and St Stephens Presbyterian Church, Shelly Beach and Jervois Roads. The church first opened in 1879 and now has a Category II Historic Places Trust registration. The apartment tower dates back to the (nineteen-) eighties, I think.…

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