Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: May 2012 (Page 2 of 4)

Parekura’s Feather Trail (Sunnah Thompson and Thomas Barter)

Parekura's Feather Trail

Parekura's Feather Trail

The walkways around Henderson have decorative ceramic inserts with explanatory tiles. On the Opanuku Walkway we find the story of Parekura’s Feather Trail. The plaque has this to say:

“Parekura’s Feather Trail

Artist: Sunnah Thompson 2009

This artwork commemorates the story of the abduction of Parekura – an ancestor of Te Kawerau A Maki – by Nihotupu of the Turehu people.…

Hello!

White-Faced Heron

White-Faced Heron

It might appear that this white-faced heron (egretta novaehollandiae) is studying its mirror image, but clearly it is looking for lunch below the surface of the water. (The unusual colour of the water is due to the diffuse reflection of a green hillside in bright sunlight.)…

Louvre Windows

Britomart Reflections

Britomart Reflections

Part of the Britomart Transport Centre is a giant glass cube with louvred windows. Here the slanted panes give a tilt to the reflections of the Rabobank Tower (left) and The Quay building.

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

Autumnal View of the Sky

Through my Windscreen

Through my Windscreen

On a blustery afternoon a couple of days ago, my car sat under the trees while I was perspiring at the gym. I don’t know what kind of trees they are, but the leaves look rather pretty when they fall.…

Stay in your Lane

Advice

Advice

I had just taken the picture above, in Triangle Road, Massey, to add to my collection of good advice. As I turned around to cross the road, I saw the picture below (shot from the hip). I would have thought that the presence of a pedestrian, together with a helpful sign, would have kept cars in their space, or am I that attractive?…

Painted Boxes: Red Car (Cliff Uepa)

Red Car (Cliff Uepa)

Red Car (Cliff Uepa)

It more than holds its own amidst the many posters that are on the block of shops at the corner of Avondale and Rosebank Roads. Te Atatu artist Cliff Uepa’s red car is hard to miss. But there is more on this telecommunications box: the trees and green playing fields of nearby Eastdale reserve, as well as a father and son.…

Sweet As

Sweet As Crepes at the Coatesville Market

Sweet As Crepes at the Coatesville Market

This cheerful team greeted us when we visited the market at Coatesville (first Sunday every month). There is something irresistible about crepes, especially when you can watch the production.

Alas, I had started the day with a good breakfast and was on my way to a luncheon, so I had to postpone the taste test to next time …

That's How You Do It

That's How You Do It

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