Auckland - West

Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: October 2012 (page 1 of 4)

Solitary Luncheon

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.

On the Platform

New Lynn Station

New Lynn Station

People waiting for the train at New Lynn Station.

Sensorie at Titirangi Market

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.

Swirls

Lamps

Lamps

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

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

Juggling

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.

Erythrina

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!

Chestnut Tree

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

Painted Boxes: Multilingual Pacific

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

In Flower

Flower Spray of Cordyline Australis

Flower Spray of Cordyline Australis

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

Cones Rule OK!

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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