Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: May 2013 (Page 2 of 4)

Macrocarpa

Macrocarpa Trunk

Macrocarpa Trunk

This is a tall macrocarpa tree in Millbrook Road, Henderson. Driving along the road, one hardly gets a chance to size up the tree in its full height, but the gnarly trunk at eye level does not fail to impress.…

Rosebank Dairy

Rosebank Dairy

Rosebank Dairy

Rosebank Dairy adds colours (mainly yellow and green) to its neighbourhood – especially on a grey and rainy day.…

Stripey

Stripes on the Fence

Stripes on the Fence

A noise barrier fence at the Maioro Street offramp, State Highway 20. I wonder what colours are on the other side of the fence.…

Tree on Steroids

Tree, Methuen Road, New Windsor

Tree, Methuen Road, New Windsor

This landmark of a tree stands in Methuen Road, New Windsor. What appears to be quite a spindly frame bulked up with the aid of ivy or similar climber.…

Morning of Gold

Sunrise

Sunrise

Auckland City bathed in the golden glow of the morning sun, Rangitoto Island on the left. Fine mist hugs the ground just after sunrise. Seen from Waikumete Cemetery.…

Schwyzerörgeli

Schwyzerörgeli

Schwyzerörgeli

The Schwyzerörgeli is a squeezebox diatonic button accordion used widely in Swiss folk music. This looks like a brand new instrument, expertly played by Albert at the Swiss Market.

(Pushes all the right buttons for nostalgia.)

Albert and Schwyzerörgeli

Albert and Schwyzerörgeli

Horns at the Swiss Market

Alphorns

Alphorns

The Auckland Swiss Market is by now a well-established annual event. Held at the Danish House in Penrose, it seems to have a subscription to fine weather, and yesterday the fourth Swiss Market was no exception. Lots of people, lots of flags, lots of fine food and all things Swiss.…

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