Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: January 2014 (Page 1 of 4)

Blockhouse Bay

Blockhouse Bay

Blockhouse Bay

The view from Strathnaver Crescent (above Lynfield Cove), showing Blockhouse Bay Boat Club, with Wood Bay further back.…

Swan Arch

Swan Arch, Henderson

Swan Arch, Henderson

Near the Edmonton Road end of Central Park Drive, Henderson, there is a small reserve, some of it below road level: Swan Arch Reserve. A plaque gives the following story:

In 1898 solicitor Henry Charles Swan purchased land here.

At the Art Gallery

Sculptures by Francis Upritchard

Sculptures by Francis Upritchard

The Auckland Art Gallery has an exhibition “Freedom Farmers: New Zealand Artists Growing Ideas”. One of its rooms is devoted to seven sculptures by London-based artist Francis Upritchard. Shown here are “Christopher” and “Jockey”. Made from modelling material, foil, wire, cloth, paint, 2012.…

Picnic

View of One Tree Hill

View of One Tree Hill

The grounds of the TSBBank Wallace Arts Centre are known as Monte Cecilia Park: expansive lawns with big mature trees; and here a view of One Tree Hill from the upstairs of the Pah Homestead.…

Gannet Portrait

Gannet Portrait, Muriwai

Gannet Portrait, Muriwai

At Muriwai, home of the gannets.

It seems to me that this year the numbers of breeding gannets at Muriwai are up considerably, with birds nesting and breeding even between the viewing platforms.…

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