Auckland - West

Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: November 2011 (page 2 of 3)

Carved Door

Carved Door at  Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Avondale

Carved Door at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Avondale

This door, and numerous other ornate pieces at the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Avondale, was carved by craftspeople from India, brought here especially for the task.

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

Quack!

Morning at Henderson Creek

Morning at Henderson Creek

A mallard duck swims past a pied shag on Henderson Creek.

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

Smile!

On Top of Mount Eden

On Top of Mount Eden

With an elevation of 196 metres, Mount Eden is the highest point of Auckland’s urban landscape (about the same height as the pergola of the Sky Tower – whose top reaches to 328 metres). It is a wonderful spot from which to get an overview of the sprawling expanse of Auckland, and tourist come by the busload.

The Maori name of the mountain is Maungawhau – Mountain of the Whau Tree. It is a volcanic cone, with a deep crater.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

A Harvest of Scissors

Scissors

Scissors

Seen at La Cigale in Parnell.

Learning the Ropes

Climbing Structure, Olympic Park

Climbing Structure, Olympic Park

Grandsons Zac and Felix (on a visit from Sydney) enjoying the playground at Olympic Park, New Lynn.

Relaxation

Deck Chairs, Karanga Plaza

Deck Chairs, Karanga Plaza

The giant deck chairs on Karanga Plaza by the Viaduct Events Centre were popular with people at the weekend. If you get bored of your reading material, you can always rearrange the furniture, pushing the chairs along the tracks.

A Walk in the Park

Myers Park

Myers Park

Playtime at a school near Myers Park, as the children file down to the playground.

Britomart Impression

In the Britomart Transport Centre

In the Britomart Transport Centre

Looking up to the main level through one of the light shafts.

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

Yellow Orbs (Graham Ambrose)

Yellow Orbs (Graham Ambrose)

Yellow Orbs (Graham Ambrose)

At the recent Ron Sang exhibition, vessels by renowned NZ ceramic artist Graham Ambrose. All of them titled “Yellow Orb, Long Neck”. Cleverly displayed in front of a mirror.

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

Stripy Sky

From my Study

From my Study

A few days ago, this was the view from my study just after sunset.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

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