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

May 24, 2013

Yellow Bridge #3

Filed under: Art,Bridges,Colours,Hobsonville — paul @ 7:13 am
Clarks Lane Peds and Pedallers Bridge

Clarks Lane Peds and Pedallers Bridge

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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

7 Comments

  1. Lovely post for SWF!

    Comment by HansHB — May 24, 2013 @ 10:01 am

  2. beautiful series; impressive contrasts, yellows and blues

    Comment by Carole M. — May 24, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

  3. Beautiful billowing clouds.

    Comment by Karen, Pixel Posts — May 24, 2013 @ 3:14 pm

  4. beautiful clicks
    happy SWF

    Comment by Jidhu Jose — May 24, 2013 @ 7:19 pm

  5. Lovely captures. Happy sky watching.

    My sky.

    Comment by Liz — May 24, 2013 @ 8:06 pm

  6. Fantastic shots. The bridge is so beautiful against the lovely sky.

    Comment by Carver — May 26, 2013 @ 12:43 am

  7. I loved the tiles. It’s a pity they are restricted juast to a narrow strip

    Comment by LuiZ FernandoS — June 2, 2013 @ 7:35 am

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