This box in Dominion Road is decorated by way of some photographic process. Showing a tui on a flowering coral tree. Tui are nectar eaters and love these flowers.
Cables at a race meeting at Avondale Racecourse.
Kayaking at French Bay, Titirangi
I was too slow to catch the Easter bunny — but Charlie our Birman cat is at least as cute…
Happy Easter to all!
A walk in the morning sun at Te Atatu. Auckland’s Harbour Bridge in the distance. (Fittingly, “Te Atatu” is translated as “Dawn”.)
For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.
A group of white fronted terns congregated at Cornwallis Wharf.
At the recent Pasifika Festival, Jerome Kavanagh gave a demonstration of a range of maori musical instruments (taonga puoro). I only caught the tail end of this, when he played the putorino. One way of playing the instrument is shown here: blowing across the central opening – the pitch is controlled by embouchure as well as by the hand.
Very little is known about the taonga puoro, but in recent times great efforts have been made to collect what is known, and to reconstruct the musical possibilities of the instruments.
There is always something to see at the Avondale Markets.
Not too long ago, a new mural appeared on a concrete block wall, bringing the bush and its inhabitants right to the roadside. I don’t know who designed and painted it. A nice touch to incorporate the container behind the wall into the work. Painter: Ellen Kerssens.
More murals at Oakland Daily Photos.