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

October 31, 2017

Waitakere Brass Band

Filed under: Art,Birds,Music,New Lynn,Walls — paul @ 8:07 am
The Trombonist

The Trombonist

The home of the Waitakere Brass Band is next to the railway line at Olympic Park. A group of fine artists (Nate, Nirvana, Sore, Ezra, Jonny4H, Mandy — Kakano Youth Arts Collective) have covered it in murals, displaying themes of music and nature. Nice work!

Waitakere Brass

Waitakere Brass

Florals and the City

Florals and the City

The Fantail

The Fantail

Pukeko

Pukeko

Tui

Tui

October 30, 2017

Bursting Open

Filed under: Flowers,Seasons,Titirangi — paul @ 9:57 am
Pohutukawa Buds

Pohutukawa Buds

Buds of Pohutukawa blossom about to burst open.

October 28, 2017

Rosette

Filed under: Agriculture,Black and White — paul @ 8:57 am
Rosette

Rosette

Low to the ground, the leaves of broadleaf plantain (Plantago major).

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

October 22, 2017

Standing Guard

Filed under: Art,Mount Albert,pou — paul @ 5:49 pm
Pou

Pou

The Oakley Creek shared path runs between Unitec and New North Road, Mount Albert. About halfway along is this pou (guardian pole).

October 21, 2017

Glitter

Filed under: Black and White,macro,Patterns — paul @ 8:56 am
Moss and Dew

Moss and Dew

Dew covered mosses on the Ian Wells Track.

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

October 16, 2017

No Pot of Gold

Filed under: Colours,Point Chevalier,Waterview — paul @ 9:24 am
Rainbow Path

Rainbow Path

Some time ago, the Northwestern Cycleway received a coat of many colours for a short stretch from Unitec (Point Chevalier) towards the west. Nice and cheerful, even without a pot of gold. And it’s there, rain or shine!

October 14, 2017

Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

Filed under: Black and White,Bridges,Mount Albert — paul @ 7:59 am
Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

Te Whitinga (The Crossing)

The elegant pedestrian/cyclist bridge, is named “Te Whitinga” (The Crossing). It spans State Highway 20 at the Alan Wood Reserve, Mount Albert, and is beautifully illuminated at night.

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