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Month: October 2014 (Page 1 of 4)

Avondale Mural

Avondale Mural (Detail)

Avondale Mural (Detail)

A lasting souvenir from the recent Whau Arts Festival at Avondale is this mural on the wall of Kings Foodmart, adjacent to the vacant lot which was the hub of the festival.

Avondale Mural

Avondale Mural

Signatures

Signatures

A Wedding Party at Muriwai Beach

The Lineup

The Lineup

An exercise in (photographic) gatecrashing. A few weeks ago I took part in a geological excursion (to study the pillow lavas of Maori Bay, Muriwai Beach). Around the time when we had finished (just after low tide), this wedding party appeared for a photo shoot.…

EDFAB

Precision Cut

Precision Cut

At last weekend’s Whau Arts Festival, a box was constructed which began to fascinate me when I returned to the place last week. I could find a bit about this project on the web (here and here), and Yusef Patel (a PhD student from Auckland University involved in the project, pictured below left) kindly provided the following note:

The build undertaken by the EDFAB group at the University of Auckland, aims to create a construction system for anyone interested in building their own home without any formal building experience.

Cones

Traffic Cones

Traffic Cones

I have included pictures of traffic cones at various times. The most creative use was seen last weekend at the Whau Arts Festival in Avondale. This is the view from underneath the dome, and a general view for orientation below.…

Woodpigeon (Kereru)

Kereru - New Zealand Woodpigeon

Kereru – New Zealand Woodpigeon

A shot from yesterday: this woodpigeon was resting in a wineberry tree, probably after having overeaten on the berries of a nikau palm close by. Very tolerant of my approach – only the sun was missing, would have given a better sheen on the feathers.…

Antigone is Cool!

Isaac Barber and E J Emele

Isaac Barber and E J Emele

I had just taken a few pictures of the now completed mural at Kings Foodmart/The Plantation in Avondale, when I noticed a couple of guys making use of the plywood construction that had been erected there for last weekend’s Avondale Arts Festival.…

The Jump

X Marks the Spot

X Marks the Spot

From an outing to the Equidays, last Saturday. Sadly, I don’t remember the names of either rider or horse…

The Hyundai Derby, Mystery Creek Events Centre.…

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