Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: April 2015 (Page 3 of 3)

Road Works

Pavement Removal in Te Atatu

Pavement Removal in Te Atatu

Last night in Te Atatu Road, this milling machine removed the top layer of the carriageway, spitting the debris onto a truck.…

Water’s Edge

Jenkins Bay, Titirangi

Jenkins Bay, Titirangi

Looking out onto Manukau Harbour at Jenkins Bay, at the bottom of South Titirangi Road. Just after the tide was turning back.…

Harvest at Soljans

At Soljans Estate Winery

At Soljans Estate Winery

Soljans Estate Winery and Cafe in Kumeu celebrated Easter in the tradition of Croatian harvest festivals. Here a few images of the Dalmatian Kola Dancers.

Dalmatian Kola Dancers

Dalmatian Kola Dancers

Dalmatian Kola Dancers

Dalmatian Kola Dancers

Dalmatian Kola Dancers

Dalmatian Kola Dancers

Dalmatian Kola Dancers

Dalmatian Kola Dancers

Tony Soljan

Tony Soljan

Wasp

Asian Paper Wasp

Asian Paper Wasp

We do get a good number of wasps around our place, mainly vespula sp. which are rasping the wood off the railings of my deck. So I was surprised when I saw this slimmer model looking through the window.…

At the Festival

Auckland International Cultural Festival

Auckland International Cultural Festival

There was something for everyone at last Sunday’s Auckland International Cultural Festival.…

Gateway

Waharoa (Detail)

Waharoa (Detail)

The entrance to the Auckland Council Building in Albert Street is marked by this beautifully carved lintel, superimposing a traditional Maori waharoa (gateway) onto the modern glass and concrete building.

Last July, we saw the carvers at work at Silo 6, very early stages in the process.…

Swan Plant

Swan Plant

Swan Plant

Swan plants (Gomphocarpus physocarpus, milkweed) are the host plant of monarch butterflies. The name comes from the fluffy seeds (together with the ballooning seedpods and their curved stem). I found this one on Hillsborough Cemetery yesterday, fine but windy.…

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