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Month: June 2016 (page 1 of 2)

Rubbish Day

Rubbish Day

Rubbish Day

Orange rubbish bags and blue recycle “wheelie bins” grace the length of Castleford Street, Green Bay. From July 1, the blue recycle bins will be replaced by larger green bins and collection days changed.

Twelve Strings

Luke Hurley

Luke Hurley

Luke Hurley is an acclaimed guitarist/singer/songwriter, both locally and internationally. Here he is seen busking at the corner of Queen and Darby Streets, Auckland CBD. This was last week, and although the sun was shining (it’s raining solid at present), it could not penetrate the canyon that is Queen Street. However, reflected sunlight from one of the buildings opposite was focused on that corner.

Instrument by Steve Barkman.

How Convenient! #13

The Great Divide

The Great Divide

At NorthWest Shopping Centre, Massey.

Look Up!

Preserves and Apostorphies

Preserves and Apostorphies

At the Titirangi Sunday Market: inside the Titirangi War Memorial Hall, sheltered from the on/off showers outside. Sitting at a table, sipping a miso soup, listening to Maria’s flamenco guitar – and looking up to the stage where tasting jars of sweet and savoury preserves beckon (together with a surfeit of apostrophy’s).

You can “Look Down!” on Friday (theme day).

Golden

Ginkgo Carpet

Ginkgo Carpet

Some of the ginkgo trees are completely bare now, some are still resplendend in gold – leaves covering the lawn.

Ginkgo Carpet

Ginkgo Carpet

Dew Drops

Dew Drops

Dew Drops

Morning dew on an aloe leaf.

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

Fly Agaric

Fly Agaric

Fly Agaric

I find it impossible to go past such a beautiful specimen of a fly agaric (Amanita mascara) – that’s what most insects seem to say, too, hence most of the fly agarics that you find are in poor state of repair…

You can’t see it from this angle — but there were actually fairies dancing under the cap of the shroom.

Traffic Lights

Traffic Lights

Traffic Lights

Corner New North and Blockhouse Bay Roads. Framed by Agave attenuata in flower.

Tuku Iho (Robert Jahnke, 2015)

Tuku Iho (Robert Jahnke, 2015)

Tuku Iho (Robert Jahnke, 2015)

A cube of one-way mirror glass and neon letters by Robert Jahnke at Corban Estate Arts Centre in their exhibition “Nga aho taruarua” (on until July 17, 2016).

From the exhibition notes:

Neon and one way mirrored glass are utilised in Tuku Iho (2015), resulting in a repetition of words that appears infinite and disappears into a void of darkness. The work captures the Maori notion of the emergence of the world of light from the darkness of Te Po. Jahnke says the words can be translated as ‘to bequeath,’ conveying the Maori concept of eternity; “it is an expression that is often associated with taonga – taonga tuku iho -referring to a treasured or prized possession handed down to the current generation by ancestors”.

The Tui at CEAC

Tui on the wall

Tui on the wall

On the mural/graffiti wall at Corban Estate Arts Centre, Henderson, The tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) is a bird endemic to New Zealand. Equally at home in the bush and in urban/suburban parks and gardens.

Unidentified artist.

More murals at Oakland Daily Photo.

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