Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: August 2016 (Page 1 of 2)

Achy Breaky Heart (Michael Parekowhai, 2013)

Achy Breaky Heart  (Michael Parekowhai, 2013)

Achy Breaky Heart (Michael Parekowhai, 2013)

Waikokota Lane in Aucklands Wynyard Quarter tunnels through between the two blocks of the award-winning ASB building: glass to symbolise the transparency of the bank (yeah, right) and a monumental mural by Michael Parkowhai entitled “Achy Breaky Heart”.…

Real Art Roadshow

Real Art Roadshow

Real Art Roadshow

Walking through the Wesley Market on Friday, it was impossible to overlook the big truck and trailer unit by the community hall. The Real Art Roadshow has been traveling the length and breadth of the country for nearly 10 years now, bringing original art to schools and (occasionally) to the general public.…

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

The former brickworks have disappeared, the land levelled, and roads lined up. Now the various services are brought to the future front doors. The development (“West Edge“) will comprise 1800 dwellings.

Rankin Avenue, New Lynn.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Arch Hill

Arch Hill

Arch Hill

A couple of days ago I noticed this view of period houses: looking from the Dominion Road flyover (above New North Road) to the ridge of Great North Road.

In the upper picture, Aitken Terrace houses in the foreground; behind them a steep dip down to Newton Gully (State Highway 16, these days).…

NZ Rose

NZ Rose

NZ Rose

The birds have obviously enjoyed an apple (variety “NZ Rose”) that may have been left behind after the Avondale Markets. …

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