Auckland - West

Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: November 2014 (page 1 of 3)

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie

Our Birman cat Charlie in playful mode. It’s his 4th birthday today.

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie

Lamps

Lamps

Lamps

No, not a lighting shop – it’s a corner of the foyer of the (still) new Lopdell House Theatre.

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

Chef Aslahan

Chef Aslahan

Chef Aslahan

When I stopped to take a shot of her stall, Aslahan quickly moved into the picture, explaining that the chef belonged with the food. Fair enough! Obviously, her lamb roast rolls had gone like hotcakes, but beside that there were meatball rolls, ham rolls, and roast chicken rolls and more.

Aslahan comes from Turkey, and this was at the rejuvenated Victoria Park Market.

My Name Is … PILITOME

My Name Is ...   PILITOME

My Name Is … PILITOME

Yesterday afternoon I went to a performance at the Corban Estate Arts Centre: “My Name Is … PILITOME”, a play by Niuean writer/director/actor Vela Manusaute. The story of a New Zealand born young man of Niuean parents who visits Niue to connect with his roots. Plenty of opportunities for cultural misunderstandings (as well as understanding) and lots of laughs. There were more laughs for those members of the audience who understand Niuean – but there is enough English woven into the dialogue that one gets the drift of the story. Great timing and coordination, fine singing, strong choreography. I loved it.

Links:
The Southside Arts Festival (URBANESIA)
Kila Kokonut Krew

My Name Is ...   PILITOME

My Name Is … PILITOME

My Name Is ...   PILITOME

My Name Is … PILITOME

My Name Is ...   PILITOME

My Name Is … PILITOME

Titirangi Fowl

A Rooster

A Rooster

For some time (months?, maybe years?) life in the village has been enriched by a flock of hens and roosters, mostly around the Rangiwai shops and below. Here are some of the characters. There must be at least twenty mature birds, if not more.

A Hen

A Hen

Another Rooster - Next to the Fried Chicken Shop

Another Rooster – Next to the Fried Chicken Shop

Next Generation

Next Generation

Occupying the Trees

Occupying the Trees

Bursting Out

Pohutukawa

Pohutukawa

Pohutukawa trees have started to flower – the “New Zealand Christmas Tree” (metrosideros excels). This example at the roundabout Astley/Margan Avenues, New Lynn.

Pohutukawa

Pohutukawa

Young Performers

Young Performers

Young Performers

Girls from Rosebank School performing at Saturday’s “Sirens & Sounds Festival” in Avondale

Style at the Races

Style

Style

Most races at Avondale are mid-week events. But yesterday the Counties Racing Club (whose home is Pukekohe) had their big event in Avondale because of problems with their own racecourse. And they did it in style, even a “Fashion in the Field” event (sponsored by Annah Stretton). The picture above seemed to me to best sum up the glamour of the occasion. There were several categories of competition, below part of the lineup under the heading “Fun and Flirtatious”.

"Fun and Flirtatious"

“Fun and Flirtatious”

Seventeen Attempts

One Hundred Attempts at Making a Mud Ball (Philip Jarvis, 2014 - Detail)

One Hundred Attempts at Making a Mud Ball (Philip Jarvis, 2014 – Detail)

Detail of a superbly displayed work by Philip Jarvis in the exhibition by Wallace Arts Award winners and finalists – love the lighting! The full work is shown below. (The exhibition closed two weeks ago.)

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

One Hundred Attempts at Making a Mud Ball (Philip Jarvis, 2014)

One Hundred Attempts at Making a Mud Ball (Philip Jarvis, 2014)

The Fish

The Fish

The Fish

I have passed this fish on many occasions, and finally I stopped to take a picture. As it turns out, it is an advertisement for Imre Wrought Iron. Love the design. Rosebank Road, Avondale.

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