Auckland - West

Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: February 2016 (page 1 of 3)

Leap!

Zac's Leap

Zac’s Leap

My tribute to all calendar makers and whoever else leaps about!

Grandson Zac shows how it’s done, while his Omi proves she is no slouch either.

Extreme?

Extreme?

Love

Love in Store

Love in Store

Love inside the Art Gallery Store overpowers the reflections of Kitchener Street outside.

Hurry, Hurry!

Pukeko

Pukeko

The pukeko (swamp hen, porphyrio porphyrio) wanted to go to the other side of the sports field, and quick!

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

The Arch

Hendon Bridge Arch (detail)

Hendon Bridge Arch (detail)

Construction of the Hendon Bridge (pedestrians/cyclists) across State Highway 20 near the southern entrance to the tunnel.

Hendon Bridge Arch

Hendon Bridge Arch

Barnes Dance

Barnes Dance, Queen and Victoria Streets

Barnes Dance, Queen and Victoria Streets

The intersection of Queen and Victoria Streets is controlled by a system called “Barnes Dance“: all traffic lights switch to red, and pedestrians cross in all directions (also known as “pedestrian scramble”, “X crossing”, “diagonal crossing”). Named after traffic engineer Henry Barnes who first introduced this method in Denver Colorado in the 1940s.

It can get crowded in the centre…

Remarkable Unemployees

Keziah and Ethan in their Pod

Keziah and Ethan in their Pod

The glistening pod down at Lynnmall is eye-catching and the icecream they dispense is yummy!

Keziah and Ethan have run this pod since December and are all smiles. The concept of Pride and Joy is a franchise model aimed at empowering people to develop business skills from small beginnings.

You wanted to see the ice-cream? I have eaten it!

The Shiny Pod

The Shiny Pod

Moth

Moth

Moth

This beauty got disturbed when I opened the window and flew right into the handbasin. (No idea of ID.)

Alpaca

Alpacas

Alpacas

From a visit to Waitakere Alpacas (formerly of Waitakere, but relocated to Monk Road, South Head, in 2007). Cuteness.

Alpaca

Alpaca

Alpaca

Alpaca

Painted Boxes: Horses

Horses

Horses

As you drive out Henderson Valley Road, you may well encounter riders on horseback along the way. Next to this transformer box (painted by an unnamed artist) is the Henderson Valley Bloodstock and Stables, with the Henderson Valley Pony Club close by.

Horses

Horses

Horses

Horses

Looking West

Looking West

Looking West

Black and white impression on a summer evening. From Cornwallis Peninsula.

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

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