Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: October 2013 (Page 2 of 4)

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali

This weekend, the Indian communities, and with them many Aucklanders, celebrate Diwali, the festival of light. These are a few impressions from the festivities at Aotea Square.

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali

Wavy

Truncated Cone

Truncated Cone

One more of the displays from last weekend. These students (“Paper Moon“) constructed conical shapes from cleverly cut acrylic felt, with nice illumination. Many of the items moved up and down, driven by simple motors.

An unfinished view of a particularly large one appeared on Thursday last week.…

Structural

Steel Bracket

Steel Bracket

A structural bracket at New Lynn Station is looking at me. Yellow seems to be the colour of choice for painting steel structures.

New Lynn Station

New Lynn Station

Site Walk

The Crowd

The Crowd

Yesterday was the day of the tunnel boring machine: Together with 20,000 other visitors, we had an opportunity to get a good look at the machine which lies hidden deep in a trench cut through the basalt. (The tunnelling will take place in softer clay below the rock.)…

Mystery Mountain

Project by "Helios"

Project by “Helios”

On Thursday, the “Here Now – Re-Imagining New Lynn” event opened. The as yet unused retail spaces of the New Lynn Merchant Quarter were given over to projects by second-year students of the School of Architecture and Planning at Auckland University.…

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