Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: July 2014 (Page 2 of 3)

Location Signs: Avondale

Location Signs: Avondale

Location Signs: Avondale

This sign is on Great North Road where it enters Avondale. Here with an additional invitation to participate in the discussion of the Draft Whau Local Board Plan.…

Irreverent

Poster, Nelson Street

Poster, Nelson Street

We are getting ready for a General Election (September 20). Here the news website stuff.co.nz presents its take on what awaits on a large hoarding in Nelson Street, Auckland.…

Snakes and Ladders

Scaffolds, Lopdell Houise

Scaffolds, Lopdell Houise

Only a few months ago, the scaffolds had come off the refurbished Lopdell House. Now they came back – looks like there was a roofing job on the tower that had to be completed.

That’s the story of the ladders.…

How Convenient! #6

At the Harbourview Beach Reserve, Te Atatu

At the Harbourview Beach Reserve, Te Atatu

Harbourview-Orangihina reserve runs along the eastern edge of the Te Atatu peninsula. Relaxed walking along wetlands. Native vegetation and birdlife. A special bird which makes its home here is the Fernbird, Matata, shy and seldom seen (I have not seen one here, presumably for lack of patience).…

Painted Boxes: Unzipped (C.Bolton)

Painted Boxes: Unzipped (C.Bolton)

Painted Boxes: Unzipped (C.Bolton)

A transformer box painted by C. Bolton in McLeod Road, Te Atatu. A Dutch cottage with picket fence and tulips unzips to reveal a hint of van Gogh. An escape route at the back.

Note: Expressions of interest are being called by the Utility Box Project:

Call to artists for expressions of interest – West Auckland Utility Box Project
We are looking for artists to transform the utility boxes through the West Auckland area.…

Spectators

Spectators

Spectators

Well sheltered – at a local rugby match (or maybe they are just watching a tree grow?).

I know: today of all days, rugby is the wrong code, but I have no soccer shots; maybe I could have taken a picture of my TV set during the World Cup Final just showing.…

Fog

Kereru -- New Zealand Woodpigeon

Kereru — New Zealand Woodpigeon

I had gone up to the Arataki Visitor Centre in the hope to get a few shots of misty scenery. But when I got there, I found myself surrounded by fog. Ready to return home, I spotted this woodpigeon resting on a branch of a kauri tree nearby: perfect background, with a mere hint of the bush-clad hills in the distance.…

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