Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: July 2013 (Page 2 of 4)

YLOBUG

YLOBUG

YLOBUG

The number plate says it all (‘number’ plate?). The subdued tone might need the added emphasis of the plate.…

Gargoyle

Gargoyle

Gargoyle

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.…

Under a Cloud

Mount Eden and Cloud

Mount Eden and Cloud

No, not an eruption of Mount Eden — that happened thousands of years ago. Just a huge cloud towering above the hill (elevation about 190 metres). Seen from Te Atatu Peninsula. The conspicuous building on the right is part of Selwyn Village, Point Chevalier.…

Bridge and City

Auckland and its Harbour Bridge

Auckland and its Harbour Bridge

This is the view from the ferry wharf at Northcote Point. Dark clouds casting their shadows over the bridge, and not much later we got a bit of a drenching from rain and hail. Monday afternoon.…

Skyhigh

Cranes at the Merchant Quarter

Cranes at the Merchant Quarter

A crane is being erected on top of the recently finished McCrae Way carpark. A multistorey apartment block will rise above it. When I saw this, the long boom of the yellow crane was still on the ground.…

Basque Park

Basque Park, Eden Terrace

Basque Park, Eden Terrace

This is a very attractive open space in Eden Terrace. The park in its present form was created about ten years ago, designed by landscape architect Ted Smyth. Plantings of nikau palms and circular arrangements of stone make for visual interest.…

Tangential

Straight lines and Curves

Straight lines and Curves

“Opa, can we go to the park?” was a frequently asked question during the visit of our Sydney grandsons — and off we went to the playground, trying to keep up with bundles of boundless energy, kicking balls, chasing, … Alas, all too often I had to call time out to catch my breath.…

Bus Shelter

Bus Shelter (formerly Wolverton Road)

Bus Shelter (formerly Wolverton Road)

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

Of the various roadside bus shelters in Auckland, this style is my favorite (to look at – I am not often using public transport).…

Many Hands …

The Fence

The Fence

… make colourful work, at least on this fence at the Kitchener Street car park in Sandringham – and especially in winter.…

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