Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: October 2011 (Page 3 of 4)

Sales Pitch?

Diwali Festival 2011

Diwali Festival 2011

On the platform in front of the Town Hall, overlooking Aotea Square, at the weekend’s Diwali Festival.
This beautiful dancer seems to enhance the sales banner across Queen Street.

Diwali Festival 2011

Diwali Festival 2011

Diwali Celebrations

Punjabi Dancers

Punjabi Dancers

Over the weekend, the Indian communities of Auckland celebrated Diwali on Aotea Square in the City. This image shows an energetic group of Punjabi dancers with an infectious vitality. An equally vital group within the crowd echoed their moves and enthusiasm to the delight of all present.…

Still Playing

Looking out of the Glass Cube

Looking out of the Glass Cube

This huge cage of glass louvres is the modern addition to the Old CPO building, now the Britomart Transport Centre. The big banner on the lift shaft tells us that the Rugby World Cup is on, this being the Quarterfinals weekend.…

The Arch

Inside the Six-Pack

Inside the Six-Pack

We took a tour of the preserved “Six-Pack” cement silos at the Wynyard Quarter, both inside and out (up, that is). There was a big puddle on the floor of one of them, providing this neat reflection.…

Street Musician

Blue Sky and White Clouds

Blue Sky and White Clouds

The Wynyard Quarter at its best — a new era of enjoying pedestrian areas.

(I do like the sound of the soprano saxophone, and this musician is pretty good at it. But recently I had too much of the sound while waiting on the line to my ISP with very small daily rations of internet at erratic intervals – a pox on them – at least they could change their muzak, better still provide the service that the “S” stands for, thus eliminating the need to ring them.…

Kingsland Thursday Night Lights

Kingsland Old Post Office

Kingsland Old Post Office

For the duration of the Rugby World Cup, projections onto the Old Post Office tell stories of Kingsland and of Kingslanders, as well as painting the building. Thursday nights, an hour after sundown (about 8:30) to 11:30.…

Kingsland Dairy

Kingsland Dairy

Kingsland Dairy

Kingsland is right next to Eden Park, the temple of Rugby. The dairy here has flags aplenty — and comfortable chairs for the locals to have a yarn as they meet at the shop.…

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