Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens




The marae at Unitec Institute of Technology blends traditional and modern styles. The gargoyles along the spouting are a contemporary expression. Master carver for the meeting house (Te Noho Kotahitanga, built 2003–2009): Dr Lyonel Grant.

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


  1. Dragonstar

    Wonderful carving! The spiders seem to like it too 😉

  2. HansHB

    A great composition to the B&W theme!
    Well done!

  3. Gemma Wiseman

    Those stylised faces are certainly dramatic! And love the bonus webbing in the foreground!

  4. Birgitta

    Wow! So dramatic. A great shot!

  5. Carver

    Great shot of the gargoyle.

  6. Monica

    Wonderful carving! Great shot with wonderful details!
    Have a nice weekend:)

  7. Stefan Jansson

    Very impressive.

  8. Vicki

    Oh my, what a spectacular carving! I love the way you’ve photographed it, including the spiderweb and the diagonal lines.

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