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Month: October 2011 (page 1 of 4)

Surrounded by Angels

Liz and her Angels

Liz and her Angels

A brilliant day it was for the Titirangi market. Everybody was about, soaking up the sunshine. And here was Liz Warrington, reminding us that there are only two more market days before Christmas. She is selling Christmas Angels – a gust of wind nearly sent them flying as it caught hold of the bunch of reeds.

Steps

Steps to the Viewing Deck (Viaduct Events Centre)

Steps to the Viewing Deck (Viaduct Events Centre)

Bright afternoon sun streams through the gaps in the enclosure of these steps to the viewing deck of the Viaduct Events Centre.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

Justin at AJ‘s Barber Shop

Finishing Touches

Finishing Touches

When I went to have a haircut at Justin’s, he was just finishing up an image change for his father John. I was too late to do a “before & after” sequence, though. (But then, I did not have to wait long to have my hair done.)

Justin’s salon “AJ’s” is in the premises of Club Physical Gym at 278 Te Atatu Road.

For more weekend reflections, go to James’ Weekend Reflections site.

A satisfied Customer

A satisfied Customer

Windows to the Sky

"Sinton Windows" by John Radford (2010)

"Sinton Windows" by John Radford (2010)

The artwork above leads the eye to the yellow pedestrian/cycle bridge which is an overpass of Clarks Lane across State Highway 18. The work is by local artist John Radford, entitled Sinton Windows. It incorporates windows salvaged from Sinton House.

The Hobsobville Deviation (SH18) connects the Northwestern Motorway (SH16) to the Upper Harbour Bridge. It was opened in August. In the course of its construction, two historic homes (Sinton House and Ockleston House) were demolished, as they could not be relocated.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

Corokia

Corokia

Corokia

This is a NZ native plant, a shrub with starlike flowers and glossy leathery leaves. This particular one right next to our letterbox.

They still use Straw …

Strawberry Field near Kumeu

Strawberry Field near Kumeu

… in the making of strawberries. Seen at Kumeu.

New season strawberries are in the shops now, yummy!

Diagonals

Making good Use of the Props

Making good Use of the Props

The handrail along the sloping ramp is a perfect prop for this girl.

After the Party

The Revellers Have Left

The Revellers Have Left

The table in front of Revel Café is deserted, the excitement of the Rugby World Cup almost forgotten, time to consider the harsh realities, like the Rena oil spill, the financial crises, Christchurch earthquake, and more – not least amongst them an election and referendum on November 26.

But wait, we have one more day of merrymaking, as we have a long weekend, Labour Day giving us a chance to return from the high.

(KBB Music and Revel Café in Karangahape Road)

Vakamanu

Vakamanu (Filipe Tohi, 2008)

Vakamanu (Filipe Tohi, 2008)

This bird creature is my favorite sculpture from Filipe Tohi’s exhibition at the Mangere Arts Centre, featured here on Wednesday.

Crafted from (grey) andesite stone, and displayed in soft light on a grey floor, I found it a challenge to get a satisfactory image.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

(I know, an ALL GREY picture, won’t cut it on the day of the rugby world cup final – but at least it’s not TOUT BLEU; go the ALL BLACKS! Ooooops, how did the colour slip into a black-and-white post?)

Added after the game: NZ vs France 8:7.

Reflection Patterns

Reflection Patterns

Reflection Patterns

The drab wall of the Waldorf Apartments is painted with the light reflected from the windows of a neighboring building.

For more weekend reflections, go to James’ Weekend Reflections site.

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