Auckland - West

Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: January 2016 (page 2 of 2)

Pied Stilt

Pied Stilt (Himantopus himantopus, poaka)

Pied Stilt (Himantopus himantopus, poaka)

The new Taumanu Reserve (Onehunga foreshore) is home to a fine array of birdlife. Here a pied stilt (Himantopus himantopus, poaka) in flight.

Noodles — OnDo (Seung Yul Oh, 2015)

OnDo (Detail) --- Seung Yul Oh 2015

OnDo (Detail) — Seung Yul Oh 2015

This sculpture by Seung Yul Oh appeared nearly around April 2015 at Ballantyne Square, Dominion Road. Intended as a temporary art work, to soften the impact of never ending roadworks in the area. Standing about 4-5 metres high, soba noodles are held aloft by giant chopsticks (or maybe the other way round). The surrounding fence echoes the orange traffic cones which obstruct every road under construction, and within its perimeter you find some ripped up bitumen (apart from more noodles). The subject matter of noodles is an appropriate reference to the numerous Asian noodle places a little further down the road.

It is pleasing to note that the art has outlasted the roadworks.

A deep and meaningful piece “The Peoples’ Dominion” about public art in the area can be found here.

OnDo --- Seung Yul Oh 2015

OnDo — Seung Yul Oh 2015

Kanuka Listening

Wood Ear Fungus

Wood Ear Fungus

A wood ear fungus has sprouted on this old kanuka tree – listening in to our every word…


Kereru (New Zealand Woodpigeon)

Kereru (New Zealand Woodpigeon)

A New Zealand woodpigeon picks off the ripening berries of the wineberry tree (Aristotelia serrata, makomako).

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