Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: July 2012 (Page 3 of 3)

The Crater

Mount Eden

Mount Eden

With 196 metres above sea level, Mount Eden is the highest elevation on the Auckland isthmus, one of over 50 volcanoes that characterise our landscape. Its crater is 50 metres deep (I assume that is measured from the summit), and here we look up from the lowest point of the rim.…

From the Outside In

Foyer, Fisher&Paykel Appliances Auditorium

Foyer, Fisher&Paykel Appliances Auditorium

After attending an evening lecture a couple of months ago, I explored the photographic potential of the University of Auckland Business School after dark. This was one of the views.

Lachezar’s recent post reminded me of this image in my files.…

Nice Boat

At the Riverhead Tavern

At the Riverhead Tavern

On a visit to the Riverhead Tavern (153 years old, The Riverhead is thought to be New Zealand’s oldest riverside tavern and holds New Zealand’s second oldest liquor licence; we enjoyed our fish and chips Golden Beer Battered Fish With salad, chunky fries & homemade tartare sauce, as well as the Living Land Sauvingnon Blanc), this classy vessel cut through the mirror-smooth waters of the upper harbour inlet.…

Above the Clouds

Top of the Waitakeres

Top of the Waitakeres

We are at the lookout by the Arataki Visitor Centre, at about 400 metres above sea level. Below us the solid fog that dominated the weather on the southern fringe of the Auckland isthmus yesterday, in the distance the ridges of the Waitakere Ranges, and a blue sky with white clouds tops it all off.…

Lashing — Lalava (Filipe Tohi)

Lalava --- Fale Pasifika

Lalava --- Fale Pasifika

We have shown sculptures by Filipe Tohi in earlier posts (here and here and here). Filipe, of Tongan origin, is also a master of the traditional Oceanic art of lashing, the lalava. The examples here come from the Fale Pasifika at the University of Auckland, a space that is inspired by traditional meeting houses, but on a larger scale.…

Ferndale House

Ferndale House, Mount Albert

Ferndale House, Mount Albert

As you drive from St Lukes to Mount Albert along Great North Road, No 830 is conspicuous by its stately Norfolk pines. The building is less obvious, set back from the street. This is Ferndale House, a heritage building now owned by Auckland City, available as Community Venue (Historical Society to Tarot Guild), and for weddings and other functions.…

Too Big for Me

High Heels

High Heels

Seen at the Albany Mega Centre. (Resene is a paint company — “the paint professionals use”, maybe wearing high heels?)

Nice Colour

Nice Colour

Newer posts »

© 2022 Auckland – West

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑