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.…

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.…

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

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