Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: July 2013 (Page 1 of 4)

Leucadendron

Leucadendron

Leucadendron

Leucadendron are part of the protea family, very showy with colourful foliage. This example is from a hedge row in the grounds of Unitec.…

Hard Hat, Hi Viz

Henry Atkinson Kitted Out

Henry Atkinson Kitted Out

Henry Atkinson (the statue) has seen its fair share of embellishments (for example here and here), but this time it is industrial strength! In the course of earthquake reinforcements (combined with building extensions) of Lopdell House, the facade was recently enshrouded in scaffolding and shrinkwrap.…

Location Signs: Parau

Parau

Parau

Over some period of time, Bruce Courtney developed a landscaped area, detailed with rocks and planting, to welcome the visitor to Parau. Centerpiece is a lovely mosaic work, enclosing a lush puriri tree.

In addition, the former welcome sign just around the bend has been rejuvenated to great advantage.…

Traffic Marshall

Traffic Marshall

Traffic Marshall

Sentry box complete with letterbox. Controlling the construction site traffic at State Highway 20. Overnight, as I was sound asleep, the first oversize pieces of the big TBM (“Tunnel Boring Machine”) named “Alice” should have made their way to this spot, with more to follow over the next week.…

Rusty Fence

Rusty Fence

Rusty Fence

The mild sun of the winter afternoon got caught in the wiremesh of the fence at Kenneth Maunder Park, New Lynn.…

Misty Morning

Morning at Armour Bay

Morning at Armour Bay

Yesterday morning at Armour Bay, Parau. Very peaceful atmosphere, but not good for travellers at the airport until about 1pm.

Morning at Armour Bay

Morning at Armour Bay

Portage

Portage (Warren Viscoe and Bill McKay)

Portage (Warren Viscoe and Bill McKay)

This sculpture is located at the intersection of Great North Road and Memorial Drive in New Lynn. It commemorates the ancient route of portage of canoes between the Manukau Harbour in the South and the Waitemata in the North.…

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