Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: May 2015 (Page 1 of 4)

Westhaven

Westhaven and Harbour Bridge

Westhaven and Harbour Bridge

According to wikipedia, Auckland Council’s Westhaven Marina is the largest yacht marina in the southern hemisphere, with about 2000 berths and moorings. Here is a small fraction of the many masts, with the Harbour Bridge as backdrop.…

Spirula

Ram's Horn

Ram’s Horn

Spirula is a deep-water cephalopod. Its internal shell, known as ram’s horn shell, is a buoyancy organ of this mollusc, made up of numerous chambers. These pretty spiral shells are extremely lightweight, and Lots of them are found along our beaches (here on the black sand at Piha).…

Nightfall

The Cloud

The Cloud

A big cloud towers over the Manukau Harbour, catching the last light of the setting sun. As the Low disappeared in the east, a chilly night ensued, followed by a crisp but sunny day. French Bay.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!…

Black-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susan

They have to be ranked as one of the most cheerful flowers, splashing orange colour about with abandon. Of course, they are also classed as ‘environmentally damaging’ (a weed by any other name). To be enjoyed.

Titirangi Road.…

More Distress

Watch This Space

Watch This Space

In keeping with Alan of alonymous (“the more distressed the better”), here is what looks like a well-cultivated distressed look, undergoing a makeover. The canopy still identifies it as “The Time Machine”, but their Facebook page says farewell and thanks to customers from April 1.…

From a Bush Walk

Parataniwha and Fern Fronds

Parataniwha and Fern Fronds

Looking down on lush growth of parataniwha and some golden-brown dead fern fronds along the way. (With a bonus puriri flower.)…

Alonymous

Alan Robertson

Alan Robertson

Meet Alan who runs a gallery called “alonymous“, exhibiting his lifelong photography in Grey Lynn at 598 Great North Road. A great range of subjects from many places, digital prints $10 in size A3 – would have to be the bargain of the year.…

POP Plinths

Three Tongan Creatives

Three Tongan Creatives

I was near the top of Ponsonby Road yesterday, when I spotted the plinths and performers (as well as some Council staffers as well as Ali Ikram from TV3’s “Campbell Live”). Auckland Council and Waitemata Local Board are keeping the population amused (some more and some less so) with a bit of POP Foolery.…

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