Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

October 31, 2015

Not Halloween

Filed under: Black and White,City — paul @ 7:15 am
Spooky

Spooky

But it looks a bit spooky. At a First Thursday in Karangahape Road earlier this year. (Paper Bag Princess, 145 K-Road)

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

October 30, 2015

From the Window

Filed under: Seasons,Sky — paul @ 7:07 am
Raindrops

Raindrops

Raindrops…

More skies on the Skywatch Site.

October 29, 2015

Twins

Filed under: Buildings,Glen Eden — paul @ 7:09 am
Twins

Twins

Changing rooms at the Harold Moody Reserve, Glen Eden.

October 28, 2015

Mainstreet Furniture (Karen Kennedy)

Filed under: Art,Onehunga — paul @ 7:03 am
Furniture by Karen Kennedy

Furniture by Karen Kennedy

This chess table and sofa in Onehunga Mall are by Karen Kennedy, made from ferrocement with handmade tiles. The seat shows some of the buildings along Onehunga Mall in a whimsical way. The underside of the table contains some historical references (“Christine Fletcher is mayor”) and frivolities (“Would you peep under a lady’s skirts this way?”), together with chess pieces and other wisdom.

Chess Table

Chess Table

Detail

Detail

Detail

Detail

Detail

Detail

October 27, 2015

Just Looking

Filed under: People,Shadows — paul @ 7:01 am
Shadows

Shadows

I wonder what was the attraction in the deep shadow beyond.

October 26, 2015

…ooooo…

Filed under: Onehunga,Patterns — paul @ 7:12 am
Pipes

Pipes

Pipe storage at Onehunga wharf.

October 25, 2015

The Stream

Filed under: Waitakere Ranges — paul @ 8:45 am
The Stream

The Stream

As the country goes wild after the win of the All Blacks over the Springboks, we offer a picture of relaxed calm…

Taken at the Auckland City Walk, an easy one hour amble through bush with birdsong all around you. This is the Waitakere Stream where it is joined by the Cascades Stream.

October 24, 2015

Alleluya!

Filed under: Black and White,City,Night — paul @ 9:24 am
Alleluya Bar and Cafe

Alleluya Bar and Cafe

At the legendary Alleluya Bar and Cafe, St Kevins Arcade, Auckland.

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

October 23, 2015

Expanding Artwork

Filed under: Art,Patterns,Reflections,Titirangi — paul @ 7:29 am
Expanding Artwork

Expanding Artwork

In a downstairs window at Te Uru: there was a supply of paper and scissors, table and chairs. Use it to cut and fold 3D shapes, and leave them in a tray. A good fairy would then come (armed with sticky tape) and create a display. Here just two details.

Expanding Artwork

Expanding Artwork

October 22, 2015

King Protea

Filed under: Flowers — paul @ 8:22 am
King Protea

King Protea

Proteas are very popular in Auckland. This one is a King Protea, bought from a shop. Love them!

King Protea

King Protea

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