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

March 31, 2014

Princess of the Market

Filed under: Clouds,People,Titirangi — paul @ 7:24 am
Princess of the Market

Princess of the Market

Fathers need strong shoulders. Titirangi Market under a mackerel sky.

March 30, 2014

A Blank Stare

Filed under: Smile,Titirangi — paul @ 7:13 am
Letterbox, Titirangi

Letterbox, Titirangi

Had to smile when I walked past this letterbox.

March 29, 2014

In the Green Room

Filed under: Black and White,Light,Titirangi — paul @ 7:18 am
In the Green Room

In the Green Room

At the beginning of the month, Lopdell House opened its doors to show the refurbished facilities. While the theatre was not quite ready, the green room was resplendent with smoke and mirrors and lamps, enough to get lost in.

Note: The Upstairs Gallery is now back at the Lopdell House, their first show in the new premises opened on Thursday (“Spiritual Terrain” – paintings by Terry Prince.)

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

March 28, 2014

Two Giraffes

Filed under: Animals,sculpture,Sky — Tags: — paul @ 7:21 am
Two Giraffes

Two Giraffes

At the Gibbs Farm. One of the giraffes is a live specimen (one of three that I saw), the other is a corrugated iron sculpture by Jeff Thomson (6x3x1 m). The picture below is of the real thing.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

Giraffe

Giraffe

March 27, 2014

With Matching Hat

Filed under: New Lynn — paul @ 7:06 am
Yoghurt Story, New Lynn

Yoghurt Story, New Lynn

Yoghurt Story is a shop in the Totara Health building, in New Lynn’s Merchant Quarter. I have yet to taste their wares, but in the meantime I could not resist a shot when I saw this perfectly colour-matched hat by the window.

March 26, 2014

A Manukau Panorama

Filed under: Art,Green Bay,Walls — paul @ 7:17 am
Green Bay Mural by Doug Ford

Green Bay Mural by Doug Ford

A new mural has appeared in Green Bay, still not quite finished. The artist is Doug Ford, who appeared on these pages before. Here he shows a panorama as one might see from the Green Bay cliffs.

Not averse to a spot of mischief, he incorporated his dog into the design. Looking forward to see how he’ll blend in with the continuation of the work on the left.

Doug (and his Dog)

Doug (and his Dog)

March 25, 2014

What Big Eyes You Have!

Filed under: Insects — paul @ 7:00 am
Cicada

Cicada

The cicada season is past its peak, and the nights are getting cooler. So it takes these creatures quite a while in the morning to get warm and start moving, and one can approach them quite readily, and even get some dew drops into the frame.

Cicada

Cicada

March 24, 2014

Red

Filed under: Colours,machines,New Lynn — paul @ 7:02 am
Bevel Gear at the Ambrico Kiln

Bevel Gear at the Ambrico Kiln

A relic from the times of brick manufacture at New Lynn: this bevel gear stands beside the Ambrico kiln in Ambrico Place, New Lynn.

March 23, 2014

Red Cloud Confrontation in Landscape

Filed under: Art,Colours,Kaipara — Tags: — paul @ 7:04 am
Red Cloud Confrontation in Landscape (Leon van den Eijkel, 1996)

Red Cloud Confrontation in Landscape (Leon van den Eijkel, 1996)

Another work from our recent visit to the Gibbs Farm. Harmonious colours in unique setting by Leon van den Eijkel.

25 cast formed and painted concrete cubes 17.5 x 17.5m. (From this angle and in the given light, all of the plinths appeared to have black sides; but there are some red ones amongst them, in case you are wondering about the title. See picture below.)

Red Cloud Confrontation in Landscape (Leon van den Eijkel, 1996)

Red Cloud Confrontation in Landscape (Leon van den Eijkel, 1996)

March 22, 2014

Do Not Open!

Filed under: Black and White,Buildings,New Lynn — paul @ 7:32 am
Do Not Open!

Do Not Open!

Warning signs for the construction workers, not to step out onto the unprotected balconies. At the Merchant Quarter, New Lynn.

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

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