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

September 6, 2011

Ghosts

Filed under: Art,New Lynn — paul @ 8:21 am
Ghosts of Totara Avenue

Ghosts of Totara Avenue

After lengthy construction work (but, apparently several months before scheduled completion), Totara Avenue in New Lynn as well as the extension of Clark Street to the west were opened last Saturday with a street festival. Totara Avenue is now a “shared space“, meaning that cars drive slowly and give way to pedestrians. This was certainly the case on Monday morning when I visited, with few cars and even fewer people to be seen.

Sometime (hopefully soon) we will get used to this idea and populate the space, and follow the exhortations on the cutout artworks which grace the area (I could not find out who designed them): “Cars give way to people”, “People friendly space”, “Space for everyone to share”, “Dine outdoors and watch live performances”, …

"Cars give way to people"

"Cars give way to people"

Motorbike

Motorbike

Nostalgia

Nostalgia

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