Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: May 2011 (Page 2 of 4)

That Hat!

To Bea or not to Bea

To Bea or not to Bea

It’s now in Mount Albert. The hat that raised so many a question mark. But don’t come to me for answers, they (and more questions) can probably all be found on facebook. But if you want instructions, you may wish to speak to Carolyn of Le’ Chapeau Millinery at 822 New North Road, Mount Albert, where you can enrol in workshops.…

Last Leaves

Last Leaves

Last Leaves

From a walk last Wednesday afternoon in an icy breeze, but beautiful sunshine. The last few leaves have lost their colour and will soon be gone.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!…

Magnolia Grandiflora Again

Magnolia Grandiflora Seed Cone

Magnolia Grandiflora Seed Cone

We have seen the flowers of Magnolia Grandiflora here and here, now it is autumn and the seeds are ripening.

Ash street is lined with mature grandiflora trees, some rising up to about 8 meters and trunks measuring over 50 cm diameter.…

Cinema with Ultimate Comfort (Redpaths Furniture)

The Foyer (Redpaths Furniture, New Lynn)

The Foyer (Redpaths Furniture, New Lynn)

The New Lynn cinema closed in the year 2000, and began a new life as Redpaths Furniture. Cavernous auditoriums and foyers are ideal to display their wares. But the surprise for customers is that much of the old signage is still there: Bar, Cinemas, Tickets&Sweets, together with the filmstrip decor of a bygone era — a unique shopping experience.…

Persimmons

Persimmons

Persimmons

Bright and colourful and full of sweetness, it’s one of my favorite fruits in autumn. As a student I was introduced to the old-fashioned (astringent) kaki, which you have to ripen carefully until it goes soft, revealing its full flavour – then you spoon it out of the skin.…

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