Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: March 2014 (Page 2 of 4)

Artists in Eden

A sequence of pictures from last Saturday’s “Artists in Eden” event. An annual event, usually held in brilliant weather in the Essex Road Reserve, Mount Eden. Artists showing what they are doing and how it is done, with plenty of opportunity to interact.…

New Lynn Night Market

New Lynn Night Market

New Lynn Night Market

Held on Thursdays, 5:30pm to 9 pm. “The markets are part of Whau Local Board’s efforts to attract people into the town centre, and celebrate Auckland’s diverse cultures and communities.”

See their Facebook page.

New Lynn Night Market

New Lynn Night Market

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Merchant Quarter,New Lynn

Merchant Quarter,New Lynn

Last rays of the sun on the new highrise in New Lynn. Taken on Thursday evening, when the night market was in full swing.…

Dawn Awakening (Tim Elliot)

The Eye (Tim Elliot, Dawn Awakening - Detail)

The Eye (Tim Elliot, Dawn Awakening – Detail)

One more item from the Harbourview Sculpture Trail: Tim Elliot’s sculpture “Dawn Awakening” is made from twin wall polycarbonate, aluminium, stainless steel and plywood timber and stands nearly 2.5m high.

Starting from the meaning of the name Te Atatu (Dawn), the artist expands into symbolism:

Dawn Awakening symbolically moulds into shape the coming of light and the arousal of our consciousness through an awakening of senses.…

Kahikatea

Fruiting Kahikatea

Fruiting Kahikatea

Right now the kahikatea trees (Podocarpus dacrydioides, commonly referred to as “white pine” – even thought’s not a pine) are fruiting; and some of the trees in our neighbourhood are laden with the ‘cones’. Trouble is, these are tall trees and the showiest part are up there.…

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