Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: March 2012 (Page 2 of 3)

Plane Trees — Victoria Park

London Plane Trees

London Plane Trees

London plane trees surround the vast sports grounds and playing fields of Victoria Park in Freemans Bay. In the 19th century, the waters of the Waitemata Harbour reached another 50 or so meters to the left in this picture.…

Titirangi Beach

Titirangi Beach

Titirangi Beach

The narrow and windy Titirangi Beach Road leads down to this charming Bay on the Manukau Harbour.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

Manukau Harbour, Seen Across the Bay

Manukau Harbour, Seen Across the Bay

Gannet Watching

Otakamiro Point, Muriwai

Otakamiro Point, Muriwai

There are two viewing platforms at the gannet colony at Muriwai, this is the southern one. Viewing conditions were excellent on that particular day. A strong wind meant that often the birds were almost stationary in the air, and they were als more or less at eye level with the viewers.…

One Smoothie …

… hiding another?

Twin bro jb was in town at the tail end of his New Zealand visit. Briefly but cordially, we had a get-together with partners at the Siren in South Titirangi Road. Good coffee, tea, smoothie as the case may be, and above all good company.…

Pasifika 2012

Pasifika, Auckland’s great festival of pacific nations celebrated twenty years of showing off the vitality and exuberance of these cultures. A cloudy sky, but no rain, provided great conditions for the event. Here are a few impressions from last Saturday.

Kiribati Dancers

Kiribati Dancers

Tokelauan Friends

Tokelauan Friends

Pasifika Mamas

Pasifika Mamas

Pasifika Mama

Pasifika Mama

Kiribati Girl

Kiribati Girl

Crowd and Bottleneck

Crowd and Bottleneck

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