Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: June 2014 (Page 2 of 3)

Dangerous Creature

"Look after our streams, and they'll look after you."

“Look after our streams, and they’ll look after you.”

This eel sculpture with its ominous warning lives in the grounds of the Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson, next to the Opanuku stream.

The inscription on the plaque (on the block in front) reads:

“Moana the eel sculpture was unveiled to the world on 28th November 2007.…

Looking South

From Mount Donald McLean

From Mount Donald McLean

Late afternoon view from the lookout on Mount Donald McLean. Manukau South Head with a hint of the (replica) lighthouse. Mount Karioi in the distance. Manukau Harbour to the left, big Tasman Sea to the right.…

Craft Beer Heaven

Roy at the Source

Roy at the Source

I ‘discovered’ this place a week ago as we were wandering about the City Works Depot. It looked interesting, we walked in – and there was Roy, former colleague, now fellow retiree, and a walking encyclopaedia on all things fermented.…

Crafty Baker

Lee, Christine, Pete - Crafty Bakers

Lee, Christine, Pete – Crafty Bakers

The Crafty Baker opened its doors to the public on Friday – a roaring success, even though it meant that their fabled croissants had sold out by the time I arrived after midday. In my usual moderate way, I got a seeded sourdough loaf and a ginger slice (because it is hard to resist temptation).…

Finishing Touches

Merchant Quarter, New Lynn

Merchant Quarter, New Lynn

The Merchant Quarter apartment block gets an external once-over with paintbrush and scrapers.

Merchant Quarter, New Lynn

Merchant Quarter, New Lynn

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