Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: April 2014 (Page 1 of 3)

Auckland Green Gecko

Auckland Green Gecko

Auckland Green Gecko

Shown here in black and white – this is an Auckland Green Gecko (Naultinus elegans elegans), on display at the Arataki Visitor Centre. They are part of the native fauna of the Waitakeres, but I have yet to sight one in the wild, even though I live in the midst of kanuka trees, one of their favourite haunts.…

Anzac Day

Prow, Detail (Matariki Carvers of Te Kawerau a Maki)

Prow, Detail (Matariki Carvers of Te Kawerau a Maki)

April 25 is Anzac Day, a day on which New Zealanders and Australians commemorate the casualties of wars. Many places in the country feature a “War Memorial Library”, “War memorial Hall” and so on.…

Cytoplasm (Phil Price, 2004)

Cytoplasm (Phil Price, 2004)

Cytoplasm (Phil Price, 2004)

Phil Price is a New Zealand sculptor specialising in kinetic works driven by wind power. “Cytoplasm” is beautifully placed on Waitemata Plaza at the Viaduct Basin. The discs move seemingly without friction, creating ever new configurations.

Made of carbon fiber, glass fiber, high temperature epoxy, precision bearings, stainless steel.…

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