Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

November 30, 2013

The Heron

Filed under: Birds,Black and White,Blockhouse Bay,Reflections — Tags: — paul @ 7:14 am
The Heron

The Heron

A white-faced heron on the prowl as the tide is turning.

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

November 29, 2013

Unveiled

Filed under: Buildings,Titirangi — paul @ 7:17 am
New Look Lopdell House

New Look Lopdell House

Yesterday the remaining bits of the scaffold came off Lopdell House, showing the new shape: the top floor from the 1980’s has come off (now again a roof terrace), and the facade has received a less contrasty paint job (street level still boarded up). The exterior is expected to be completed by Christmas, whilst the interior might take until February, from which time on the building will be able to be used again. Behind the construction fence on the right, the new addition to the gallery is growing, roughly at street level now (completion probably August/September 2014 — thanks to Andrew Clifford, Lopdell House Gallery Director, for information.)

Pictures of various stages in the history of Lopdell House can be found here. Link to an impression of the final result.

Lopdell House, Titirangi (before redevelopment)

Lopdell House, Titirangi (before redevelopment)

November 28, 2013

Peony

Filed under: Flowers — paul @ 7:12 am
Peony

Peony

Our friend Ingrid had presented Mrs H with a lovely bunch of peonies. Some days later I finally made my move to take a shot. Alas, the flowers had already opened wide, and what had started out as a lovely red had changed to cream. Nevertheless, I liked the result.

November 27, 2013

A Wall of Letterboxes

Filed under: Avondale,Patterns — paul @ 7:01 am
Letterboxes

Letterboxes

Green wall with 24 slots in Avondale. Some say “No Circulars” or “No Junk Mail” — seems to work.

November 26, 2013

Style

Filed under: Avondale,People — paul @ 6:56 am
At the Races

At the Races

November 25, 2013

A Story?

Filed under: Smile,Trees — paul @ 7:19 am
Let me out!

Let me out!

A story? With a moral?

For years I had watched the tree, somewhere on Titirangi Road: millimetre by millimetre inching its way out of the confines of the fence into freedom. Freedom! Uplifting.

Now I came across another specimen (Tiverton Road); it was well on its way. But what a price to pay!

I (nearly) got out!

I (nearly) got out!

November 24, 2013

Reflections

Filed under: New Lynn,Reflections,Uncategorized — paul @ 7:13 am
Whau River from the Rewarewa bridge

Whau River from the Rewarewa bridge

The morning sun brought life into the quiet waters of the Rewarewa Styream in New Lynn, seen from the Rewarewa Bridge.

For more reflection shots please visit James’ “Weekend Reflections“.

November 23, 2013

Pohutukawa Trunk

Filed under: Black and White,Huia,Trees — Tags: — paul @ 7:09 am
Pohutukawa Trunk

Pohutukawa Trunk

The gnarly trunk of an old pohutukawa tree at Huia; laden with epiphytes.

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

November 22, 2013

Sunset

Filed under: Piha,Sky — paul @ 7:14 am
End of a Day. Piha

End of a Day. Piha

Nothing beats an evening stroll at the beach in Piha!

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

November 21, 2013

Brick Wall

Filed under: Buildings,Colours,New Lynn — paul @ 7:11 am
Brick Wall

Brick Wall

Don’t bang your head against it – it might break!

Off Totara Avenue.

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