Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: October 2014 (Page 3 of 4)

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Textures at the City Works Depot

Textures at the City Works Depot

Looks like the painters arrived before the plasterers had finished practicing their craft on this wall. City Works Depot. 3 hour parking (at $2 per half hour).

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.…

Monkey’s Hand

Monkey's Hand, Chiranthodendron Pentadactylon

Monkey’s Hand, Chiranthodendron Pentadactylon

A Monkey’s Hand tree (Chiranthodendron pentadactylon) is flowering profusely in Myers Park (between Queen Street and the Myers Park Kindergarten). Originating from Guatemala/Mexico, there are a number of these unusual trees in Auckland.…

Location Signs: Muriwai Beach

Location Signs: Muriwai Beach

Location Signs: Muriwai Beach

At the entrance to the village of Muriwai Beach you are greeted by a sign highlighting a major attraction: gannets and terns. At the bottom of the road, where Motutara and Waitea Roads meet, a tiled sign announces that this area is a wildlife refuge.…

Painted Boxes: Bookstack

Bookstack, Ranui

Bookstack, Ranui

This utility box is in Ranui, by the Community House and the former library (a new library has just been opened diagonally across the intersection – we shall visit this in the near future). The subject matter is obvious: loads and loads of books, be it “War and Peace” or “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, the Bible or “Legends of Maui”, “The Bone People” or Lisa J.…

Cornwallis Beach

Cornwallis Beach

Cornwallis Beach

A view from the McLachlan memorial at Puponga Point over Cornwallis Beach. With some imagination you can make out a teeny bit of the wharf through the trees in the foreground.

Below is the view in reverse: Cornwallis Beach, Wharf, and Puponga Point with the memorial.…

Cubic Structural Evolution

Olafur Eliasson: The cubic structural evolution project

Olafur Eliasson: The cubic structural evolution project

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

The other day I was passing by the Auckland Art Gallery in Kitchener Street, when the big atrium window upstairs caught my eye, where young and old people were busy assembling structures from Lego pieces.…

Greys Avenue

London Plane Trees

London Plane Trees

The London Plane Trees of Greys Avenue show the youthful green of the emerging leaves – forming a beautiful tunnel.…

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