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

June 10, 2011

Millennium Marker

Filed under: Clouds,Sky,Waikumete Cemetery — paul @ 7:35 am
Millennium Marker, Waikumete Cemetery

Millennium Marker, Waikumete Cemetery

The highest point in the huge grounds of Waikumete Cemetery is occupied by a water reservoir. Nearby is an area affording wide views across to the city of Auckland, an for the benefit of the viewer, a polished stone table indicates points of interest. In the foreground, and mostly hidden from view, various parts of the cemetery – the white building in the centre of the image is the crematorium and chapel; in the middle ground for example the Avondale racecourse, and then the landmarks against the horizon (from left): Rangitoto Island, Mount Eden, Mount Albert, and One Tree Hill.

The inscription reads: Millennium Marker // A Gift to Waitakere City from the Friends of Waikumete // 1st January 2000 // Created by Thompson Memorials and Trethewey Granite and Marble

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Millennium Marker, Waikumete Cemetery

Millennium Marker, Waikumete Cemetery


  1. What a wonderful idea

    Comment by jb — June 10, 2011 @ 7:42 am

  2. Nice capture with many facets–including the great reflections of the clouds on the marker. Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Nonizamboni — June 10, 2011 @ 8:35 am

  3. The marker is perfect to the backdrop landscape. Great shot!


    Comment by Kim,USA — June 10, 2011 @ 9:19 am

  4. What a most interesting shot…love the overall view and the plaque in the foreground. Nice.

    Comment by Wanda — June 10, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

  5. Those are totally amazing clouds. Beautiful! Mickie 🙂

    Comment by Mickie Brown — June 10, 2011 @ 5:24 pm

  6. beautiful bands of clouds…and the reflection on the monument is wonderful.

    Comment by Laura Hegfield — June 10, 2011 @ 10:47 pm

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