Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

October 31, 2012

Solitary Luncheon

Filed under: People — paul @ 7:18 am
Diwali Festival, Henderson

Diwali Festival, Henderson

Last Saturday, the Waitakere Indian Association celebrated Diwali (the Festival of Lights) at the Trusts Stadium. I could not resist a shot at this gentleman against the expanse of the grey wall. Solitary he may appear, as he ate his lunch, but there was plenty of action along the food stalls just a couple of metres away. Delicious food, too, I really enjoyed the bari – crispy and spicy lentil patties.

October 30, 2012

On the Platform

Filed under: New Lynn,People — paul @ 7:10 am
New Lynn Station

New Lynn Station

People waiting for the train at New Lynn Station.

October 29, 2012

Sensorie at Titirangi Market

Filed under: Colours,Titirangi — paul @ 7:03 am
Helena and Tarja

Helena and Tarja

Modelling their colourful wares of knitted and other garments, Helena and Tarja are trading under the label Sensorie. But there is more to Sensorie than just clothing: Performance arts, design, festivals, and Tarja Pabbruwe has a proud history of success at the World of Wearable Art.

October 28, 2012

Swirls

Filed under: Not West,Reflections — paul @ 6:55 am
Lamps

Lamps

At the Down Under Bar & Cafe, Auckland International Airport.

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

October 27, 2012

Juggling

Filed under: Black and White — Tags: — paul @ 7:10 am
Flaming Phoenix

Flaming Phoenix

When we visited Rainbows End with the grandchildren recently, there was lunchtime entertainment by acrobats of the Flaming Phoenix group.

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

October 26, 2012

Erythrina

Filed under: Flowers,Sky,Trees — paul @ 7:05 am
Coral Tree Flowers

Coral Tree Flowers

Coral trees (Erythrina spp.) are not native to New Zealand, but they are fairly common, not only in parks and gardens, but also in the environment. They are in flower at the moment in brilliant red.

Whilst I am celebrating the flowering plants at present, I have to say that the temperatures are often still quite low, and the weather only occasionally acknowledges that this should be spring. When the sky is as blue as here, I am not complaining.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

October 25, 2012

Chestnut Tree

Filed under: Flowers,Trees,Western Springs — paul @ 8:57 am
Chestnut Tree

Chestnut Tree

Chestnut trees are not very common in Auckland, but there are some fine examples. This one is showing off its candles at Western Springs under a blue sky.

Chestnut Candles

Chestnut Candles

October 24, 2012

Painted Boxes: Multilingual Pacific

Filed under: Art,Colours,Painted Boxes — paul @ 6:43 am
Garelja Road Transformer

Garelja Road Transformer

This transformer stands in Garelja Road, outside Henderson South School. Its exuberant design, multilingual inscriptions and varied subjects a reflection of the school’s demographic. There is no indication of who was the artist.

Garelja Road Transformer

Garelja Road Transformer

Garelja Road Transformer

Garelja Road Transformer

Garelja Road Transformer

Garelja Road Transformer

October 23, 2012

In Flower

Filed under: Flowers — paul @ 7:07 am
Flower Spray of Cordyline Australis

Flower Spray of Cordyline Australis

The cabbage trees (cordyline australis) are presently in full flower.

October 22, 2012

Cones Rule OK!

Filed under: New Lynn,Smile — paul @ 7:23 am
King of the Cones

King of the Cones

There are way too many traffic cones. So many, in fact, that they have to be stored on the streets, cluttering up roadways, because there is no storage space elsewhere. And some of them end up in more unlikely places, like this one on top of Steve Woodward‘s Olympic Park Bridge

By the way, the cone I showed high up on top of a Norfolk pine on January 3, 2010, is still firmly in its place!

Olympic Park: Bridge

Olympic Park: Bridge

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