Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: July 2012 (Page 2 of 3)

The Sign Is Back!

Titirangi --- Kate Millington

Titirangi --- Kate Millington

Some months ago, the welcome sign to Titirangi disappeared – all the mosaic tiles had gone, leaving behind a bare backing board. Now a replacement has gone up, made by the original artist: Kate Millington. As before, it features fern fronds, bush-clad hills, the sea, and above all the sky (Titirangi is often translated as “Fringe of Heaven”).…

Vantage Points

From up on high ...

From up on high ...

From Saturday’s protest march against asset sales. A good position is essential for spectators and photographers alike.

... or from down low

... or from down low

Photographers

Photographers

Not for Sale!

Say it with Parasols!

Say it with Parasols!

Two of the more colourful entries in Saturday’s protest against the governments asset sales policy. Marching from Britomart to Aotea Square. (In the spirit of Bastille Day, there were also ritual beheadings at the end of the march.)…

The White Cloud

View from Mount Victoria

View from Mount Victoria

This is the view from Mount Victoria across the Harbour, with Auckland city on the other side. Under the cloud is the volcanic cone of Mount Eden, the Sky Tower to the right.

The beautiful sunshine of recent days seems to draw to an end.…

Not a Welcome Mat

Looking down to Cross Street

Looking down to Cross Street

This fine artwork decorates the Karangahape Road Parking Building. Nicely highlighted by the winter sun which does not find its way down to street level, …

Cold Morning

Frosty

Frosty

Winter has arrived with beautiful clear skies and resulting cold temperatures. The picture was taken yesterday along Great North Road, near Oakley Creek. This white-faced heron was uncharacteristically tolerant and let me approach, while all along ensuring a safe distance was maintained.…

The Picnic

Beach Umbrella by the Roadside

Beach Umbrella by the Roadside

Swapping sandwiches — or maybe circuit boards? Fixing a Watercare roadside cabinet.…

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