Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

The Sky — Enclosed

At the Pah Homestead

At the Pah Homestead

This silver ball had already caught my eye at the NZ Sculpture OnShore Exhibition in Devonport. It is part of a sculpture “Guardians” by Stefan Gerstmann consisting of three outsize “chairs” crafted from wild wood, and this additional bauble. Now it is gracing the lawn at the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre in Hillsborough.

Apparently, Stefan Gerstmann moved to New Zealand from Wassertruedingen (Germany) just a few years ago.

Myself in the centre of the universe, with the sky surrounded by the gracious Pah Homestead and the mature trees of the park.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!


  1. joco

    You were so lucky to find that sculpture. And out of doors as well.
    I have often tried something similar, with Xmas baubles for instance. Not the same.
    this is perfect. I hope you took lots from other directions as well.

  2. EG Wow, Canada

    What a fun reflection and self-portrait!

  3. Tricia

    Neato! Cool idea! =)

  4. Sylvia Kirkwood

    What a terrific capture, Paul! I love it! Great self portrait with beautiful skies as well! Doesn’t get any better! Have a wonderful weekend!


  5. joan

    I’m impressed with the great image you captured in the ball.

  6. Cecilia Artista, Spain

    Wow – great shot! Cool!

  7. Brit Gal Sarah

    Very clever composition!

    Have a great weekend & happy SWF!

  8. TonyC

    Great shot Paul. Love your blog – I’ll definately be back!!

  9. Karen

    Terrific shot, the reflection is like a fish eye effect.

  10. syel

    love the perspective in this one! very creative! 🙂

  11. Christina, Sweden

    Great idea and a great wiew to.

© 2022 Auckland – West

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑