Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: September 2015 (Page 1 of 3)

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Chris, Maria and Peter

Chris, Maria and Peter

This band was playing outside the Avondale Jockey Club a bit over a week ago. They had only just formed and have yet to decide on a name. Wishing them well!

Peter on drums

Peter on drums

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Save the Kauri

Cleaning Station at Arataki Visitor Centre

Cleaning Station at Arataki Visitor Centre

Spray bottles of trigene await the visitor to a bush walk in the Waitakeres (and some paths are closed to prevent contamination). In combination with brushes (not visible in the picture) this is a measure to prevent the spread of the Kauri dieback disease, a soil borne disease (Phytophthora taxon Agathis, PTA) which is seriously threatening our remaining stands of kauri, an iconic native tree (agathis australis).…

HaaPoom (Seung Yul Oh)

HaaPoom (Seung Yul Oh)

HaaPoom (Seung Yul Oh)

The yellow balloon fills the main gallery and its light funnel to best advantage. Part of Seung Yul Oh’s current exhibition at Te Uru.

In more words than I can find (from the wall of the exhibition):

HaaPoom takes its title from the Korean word for yawn’.…

A Feast of Colour

Arboria Luminarium

Arboria Luminarium

Aotea Square is currently occupied by the plastic domes and tunnels of Arboria Luminarium (by Architects of Air). The light is filtered through the coloured plastic walls, resulting in a haze of unreal luminosity. Walk through from dome to dome, or rest in an alcove – or in fact anywhere – to soak up the atmosphere.…

Gateway

Gateway

Gateway

This colourful gateway with tile insets greets you at the bottom of Atkinson Road, Titirangi. It marks the beginning of a walkway to Ceramco Park, along Waikumete Stream – an oasis of peace filled with birdsong.

Gateway

Gateway

Darts

Darts

Darts

The Avondale Racecourse contains a number of unexpected gems, only found when you are in the company of a knowledgeable guide like Vince. He showed me the way up the grandstand through an unlabelled door where we found a group of people playing darts: they belong to the Niue Auckland Dart Association and were happy to let us watch the proceedings.…

Kowhai

Kowhai

Kowhai

One of my favourite kowhai trees is in full bloom, and I captured it in the light of the afternoon sun with a dark sky as backdrop. Atkinson Road, Titirangi.…

Charity

Claudia and Louise

Claudia and Louise

Claudia and Louise at Saturday’s NZ Spinal Trust Charity Race Day. We shared a table at lunch in the sponsors’ room, a beautiful view over the racecourse and interesting conversation. Claudia is CEO and Louise Special Services Manager Northern Region of HealthVision NZ, an award winning provider of specialised top quality home healthcare.…

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