Auckland - West

Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: August 2013 (page 1 of 4)

Flying High

Wynyard Quarter

Wynyard Quarter

The Wynyard Quarter playground is always a winner with our grandchildren.

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

Three Oaks

Winter Oaks

Winter Oaks

On a fine winter’s day.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

Urgent Delivery

Pukeko

Pukeko

It came running down the slope at full speed, crossing the path, disappearing in the shrubbery by the edge of the lake, where it got a hero’s welcome. The pukeko (swamphen, porphyrio porphyrio) had found a morsel and delivered it to a couple of youngsters sheltering in the thicket. Western Springs.

BLUE!

Barrier Fence, Akoranga Station

Barrier Fence, Akoranga Station

The barrier fence at Akoranga Station on the North Shore: too blue to miss!

Angel’s Trumpet

Angel's Trumpet

Angel’s Trumpet

These plants flower all year rond; no sooner have the blooms died off that a new wave of flowers springs up. Pretty to behold, but dangerous in the wrong hands because of its hallucinogenic effects (“terrifying rather than pleasurable” according to wikipedia).

How Convenient!

Mount Albert Borough Council Logo

Mount Albert Borough Council Logo

Art Deco style public toilet building, built in 1928 (at 448 New North Road). All neatly refurbished, with a reminder of the past in the form of the old Mount Albert Borough Council logo – the borough became part of Auckland City in 1989.

Kingsland Public Conveniences

Kingsland Public Conveniences

Overflowing

Lower Nihotupu Dam

Lower Nihotupu Dam

One more from the Lower Nihotupu Dam, as it is full to the brim and overflowing (it’s part of our drinking water supply, so that’s good). After last nights torrential downpour, today’s overflow should be even more spectacular than what I saw a few days ago.

The Duck

Duck

Duck

The reeds at the edges of the Lower Nihotupu Reservoir are a beautiful mess at present, with remnants of last season’s growth and new shoots coming up. Through all this, and in direct backlight of the midday sun, a mallard duck finds its way – appealing to my sense of mischief.

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

Heavy Gear

IHI CCH 2000

IHI CCH 2000

Some pretty heavy lifting gear is lined up at the construction site of State Highway 20.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

Please Signal Driver

Please Signal Driver

Please Signal Driver

Lights, reflections, stainless steel bars join together to synthesise a surreal image. City to Airport bus.

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