Auckland - West

Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: September 2013 (page 2 of 3)

Kowhai

Kowhai Blossom

Kowhai Blossom

Yellow is a spring colour, and there is none better than the flowering kowhai to keep us believing in spring – especially when the sky is blue as earlier in the week. The weather has changed and we’ll have a wet weekend.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

Kowhai Trees in Bloom

Kowhai Trees in Bloom

Blue Tugboat

Blue Tugboat

Blue Tugboat

On an America’s Cup raceday, it is fitting to show something on the water. The blue tugboat, seen from Shed 10, with the imported cars behind on Captain Cook Wharf, and container cranes at Bledisloe and Fergusson terminals further back. It is always fascinating to see how these boats can turn on sixpence (or a dime, if that’s your currency).

Emirates Team New Zealand have just won race 11 in San Francisco, one more win and they will have the America’s Cup – in less than an hour, maybe?

A Light Breeze

A Light Breeze

A Light Breeze

The wind is brushing through the hairy filaments on this tree – no idea what the tree is, though.

Goalposts

Goalposts

Goalposts

Something you must not shift. Ever…

In the grounds of the Avondale racecourse.

Heartfelt

True Love in Avondale

True Love in Avondale

The suburb of Avondale may not be a candidate for love at first sight, but the sentiment will be all the more intense once it strikes. As proclaimed on the outside wall of the chiller at the Salvation Kitchen, 1843 Great North Road.

Flower Bud

King Protea

King Protea

Proteas are natives of South Africa, but they also grow well in New Zealand and are popular in Auckland gardens. The King Protea (protea cynaroides) is the most showy variety in my opinion; shown here as a bud, before unfolding its full glory.

Canon Shooter

All Geared Up

All Geared Up

The Methuen Road Lookout over the big construction site for the Waterview Connection is a big attraction, especially for photographers. This one is prepared for all eventualities the spring weather may have in store.

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

Parallel Lines

Building Site

Building Site

I liked the geometry of the construction and scaffolding against the sky. (Meanwhile, the weather has turned…)

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

Orange

Road Barriers

Road Barriers

Mostly these contraptions clutter up our roads in the interest of safety. But it is even better when they are neatly stacked by the roadside, allowing free passage.

The Station

New Lynn Station

New Lynn Station

Looking up into the roof structures of New Lynn Station.

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