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Month: May 2013 (page 1 of 4)

Hinaki (Eel Trap — Virginia King)

Hinaki (Eel Trap --- Virginia King)

Hinaki (Eel Trap --- Virginia King)

This elegant stainless steel sculpture (5 metres up, 1 metre down) by Virginia King graces the new wharf at Hobsonville Point. The form is inspired by the traditional Maori eel traps.

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Big Boys’ Toys

The Grader

The Grader

One more from the construction site of State Highway 20, by Alan Wood Park, Hendon Avenue. The walkway gets you up close and personal with the big machinery building the temporary road for construction traffic.

Construction Site

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

A small detail from the gigantic road construction site on State Highway 20. Taken from the Methuen Road lookout which gives a good overview of the goings-on at the southern end of the tunnel to be bored. We have shown pictures of the activities at the northern end and will be back a few more times over the coming years…

Market Musicians

Phil Toms and Lance McNichol

Phil Toms and Lance McNichol

There is always a great selection of music and musicians at the Titirangi Market. Last Sunday, Phil Toms and Lance McNichol presented an excellent bracket of guitar music and song.

Hands

Hands

Market Treats

Ice Blocks

Ice Blocks

At yesterday’s Titirangi Markets – shot from the hip (or belly button).

Slow

Mangere Playing Fields

Mangere Playing Fields

Same message, different places.

Hobsonville Point

Hobsonville Point

Silver Fern

Silver Fern

Silver Fern

Looking down from our deck into the crown of a silver fern.

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

Yellow Bridge #3

Clarks Lane Peds and Pedallers Bridge

Clarks Lane Peds and Pedallers Bridge

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

The construction of State Highway 18 cut across established neighbourhoods, and Clarks Lane (Hobsonville) with its bridge connects again. It is one of the “art bridges” created under the auspices of Waitakere City Council. The artwork here consisting of a tiled strip (25 cm wide) on either edge of the carriageway, the work of Matt McLean and his wife Kate. Appropriately, the clays used are from the area (names like “Limeburners Bay” remind us of R. O. Clark’s clay pipe manufacture here), and patterns of bicycle tyres, maps with contour lines and isobars, create a focus on history.

A glimpse of the bridge appeared in our post of October 28, 2011, depicting John Radford’s sculpture “Sinton Windows”.

Clarks Lane Bridge Tiles, by Matt and C.J. McLean

Clarks Lane Bridge Tiles, by Matt and C.J. McLean

Clarks Lane Bridge - Tiles Left and Right

Clarks Lane Bridge - Tiles Left and Right

Yellow

Yellow

On Top of the Hill

On Top of the Hill

On Top of the Hill

Enjoying the view from the top of one of our many volcanic hills (Mount Roskill in this case).

Painted Boxes: Winding Road

Painted Box by Sean McCarthy

Painted Box by Sean McCarthy

This box is in Blockhouse Bay Road, by the intersection with Miranda Street, and opposite of Glenavon School. Children – wearing Glenavon school uniform – in contemplation of their promised land, to be reached with the odd kink along the way. Painted by Sean McCarthy.

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