Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

May 31, 2017

A Titirangi Morning

Filed under: Titirangi — paul @ 8:39 am
A Titirangi Morning

A Titirangi Morning

Yesterday from Mount Atkinson. The village is to the left, out of the picture. Manukau South Head in the distance right.

May 30, 2017

Trimmed

Filed under: Avondale,Patterns,Trees — paul @ 7:59 am
Trimmed

Trimmed

Nice patterns on the trimmed trunk of a phoenix palm. Avondale.

May 29, 2017

King Tide

Filed under: Onehunga,sculpture,Water — paul @ 9:08 am
Help!

Help!

Friday night/Saturday morning we had exceptionally high tides, even in the estuary that is Manukau Harbour. The picture below was taken about 10 days earlier at nearly full tide. (4.42m vs 3.37m at Onehunga)

The sculpture is at the shore end of the Onehunga sea wall, next to the Manukau Cruising Club. There must be a story behind it – but I have not been able to find anything about it.

Putto with Fish

Putto with Fish

May 28, 2017

Painted Boxes: Red-Billed Gull/Tarapunga

Filed under: Birds,Grey Lynn,Painted Boxes — paul @ 9:42 am
Red-Billed Gull/Tarapunga

Red-Billed Gull/Tarapunga

This utility box by Paul Walsh graces the intersection of Tuarangi and Great North Roads, Grey Lynn; contrasting with the brickwork of the Pocket Bar and Kitchen.

May 27, 2017

A Bright Morning

Filed under: Black and White,Light,Smile — paul @ 9:13 am
The Window

The Window

Cobwebs in a window at Lopdell House, Titirangi, catching the morning sun.

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

May 26, 2017

Before the Dust Settled

Filed under: Clouds,Light,New Lynn — paul @ 1:38 pm
Cloud of Dust

Cloud of Dust

First make dust — then let it settle! Concrete cutters produce both, noise and dust. Then it’s time to dowse with water.

The West Edge housing development in Rankin Road is under way.

May 25, 2017

The Fog Has Lifted

Filed under: Seasons,Titirangi — paul @ 9:11 pm
Looking West

Looking West

This morning, thick fog moved in from the Manukau Harbour, playing havoc with airline schedules, lifting and reappearing again. Here the view from the walkway between Grendon and Landing Roads as the situation cleared.

May 24, 2017

Blushing

Filed under: Flowers,Trees — paul @ 9:40 pm
Magnolia grandiflora: Cone

Magnolia grandiflora: Cone

The seedcones of Magnolia grandiflora are ripening – their colour changing from green to reddish until the bright red seeds appear.

May 23, 2017

The Bridge

Filed under: Bridges,Reflections,Trees,Waterview — paul @ 9:31 pm
Bridge, Oakley Creek Walkway

Bridge, Oakley Creek Walkway

A mighty plane tree stands guard at this bridge across Te Auaunga (Oakley Creek).

May 22, 2017

Autumnal

Filed under: New Lynn,Seasons,Shadows,Trees — paul @ 7:50 pm
Shadows

Shadows

The mellow sun of the late afternoon casts a shadow of the thinning tulip tree onto the brick wall of The Potters Post (strangely, the sign proclaiming the name of the building seems to have disappeared from the front).

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