Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: October 2014 (Page 2 of 4)

Red

Red Flowers

Red Flowers

The “Soldiers’ Memorial Walkway” is a short path leading from opposite of Lopdell House to an elevated platform where at some time the Soldiers’ Memorial stood. Nowadays there is just a peaceful spot with a bench, and when I visited there was an abundance of these red flowers (no idea what they are called – any offers?).…

Whau Arts Festival

Whau Arts Festival

Whau Arts Festival

Energy, confidence and hope were the dominant sentiments at the opening of the Whau Arts Festival (October 16-19 at Avondale) last night. A community had rallied together under the banner of the arts to inspire and to turn a new leaf for a suburb, seemingly without a heart, yet full of people with imagination and aspirations.…

Blue

Construction Site

Construction Site

Construction site, Glen Eden. About 4 years ago, I took a picture of a “blue house” at the bottom end of this site; the need for redevelopment was obvious.…

Big Mural (John Pule)

Moana

Moana

This is a mural gracing the Williamson Road side of the Alway’s Buildings (Grey Lynn Family Medical Centre). The design is by John Pule, a Niue-born artist and writer, the painting was done by a number of students from Manukau Institute of Technology about 10 years ago.…

Long Shadows

Long Shadows at the Viaduct

Long Shadows at the Viaduct

Measure the length of the shadows as the pedestrians cross the colourful stripes of the walk between the bascule bridge and Quay Street.…

Twisted

Gum Trees

Gum Trees

A row of twisted gum trees at the Waikumete cemetery. Established in 1886, it is one of the largest cemeteries in the southern hemisphere (108 hectares), and home to a large number of mature trees. …

Spoonbills

Royal Spoonbill, Western Springs

Royal Spoonbill, Western Springs

Repeating last year’s performance, Royal Spoonbills are again paying a visit to Western Springs. When I saw them, they were again on the coprosma tree with its shiny green leaves, and also on the willow beside where they appeared to strip the leaves off the twigs.…

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