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View of the Sky Tower

Victoria Park Market

Vitoria Park Market

Through the glass canopies at Victoria Park Market, with a crane for the construction site next door.

Sky Tower, Auckland

Stepping into the Sky Tower

Stepping into the Sky Tower

Just walking across the car park at the Wynyard Quarter, and you nearly fall into a puddle, with visions of the Sky Tower.

For more weekend reflections, go to James’ Weekend Reflections site.

Auckland’s Sky Tower

Cheaper by the Dozen

Cheaper by the Dozen

The Sky Tower reflected in the curved glass front of the Vodafone building, Fanshawe Street.

For more weekend reflections, go to James’ Weekend Reflections site.

A Glimpse of the Sky Tower

A Glimpse of the Sky Tower

A Glimpse of the Sky Tower

And a glimpse of the sky. More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

The concourse in front of the entrance to the ASB Bank building is a generous covered space with glass cover. We catch a view of the Sky Tower through the triangular panes. The sculpture in the foreground is entitled “Nobody here but us”, by Richard Deacon (1991). Commissioned by ASB Bank Ltd and Fletcher Construction Company Ltd.

Richard Deacon’s website is here.

Nobody here but us (Richard Deacon, 1991)

Nobody here but us (Richard Deacon, 1991)

The Sky Tower Seen from the Sky Tower

View East from Sky Tower

View East from Sky Tower

With our visitor Zac we went up to the Sky Tower. This view shows the shadow of the top of the tower crossing Auckland University’s Science Centre. The buildings in the centre band of the picture are all part of the University, with the lush green Albert Park in front, and the Auckland Domain in the background.

Visit the official website of the Sky Tower.

Hooked on Fish

Te Atatu Mural by Cliff Uepa

Te Atatu Mural by Cliff Uepa

The big Te Atatu mural by Cliff Uepa identifies the shop behind the large wall next to the Te Atatu Peninsula Roundabout, and also advertises all that you could meet in and around Te Atatu. Boats, Sky Tower, Harbour Bridge, Waitakere Ranges, surfers, beaches, wildlife of all manner, and then some. Too big to fit into one frame…

More murals at Oakland Daily Photo.

Te Atatu Mural by Cliff Uepa

Te Atatu Mural by Cliff Uepa

Te Atatu Mural by Cliff Uepa

Te Atatu Mural by Cliff Uepa

A Glimpse …

Sky Tower

Sky Tower

… of the Sky Tower, seen from Quay Street.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

Patupaiarehe

Arch by Tim Codyre (2009)

Arch by Tim Codyre (2009)

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

This arch, carved by Tim Codyre (2009) is found in Coyle Park, Point Chevalier. It tells the legend of Meola Reef, Te Toka Roa. Auckland City with Sky Tower in the background, the mangroves of Meola Reef in mid ground.

The inscription reads:


Patupaiarehe, fairy people, lived in the darkness of Waitakere bush. One night, on the shores of the Waitemata Harbour, two opposing groups were doing battle. The weaker ones tried to escape by building a stone causeway.

They laboured on unaware of the rising sun. The tree limbs sticking out of the lava flow of the reef, Te Toka Roa, are said to be the bones of the Patupaiarehe fairy people, petrified by the sun.

Arch by Tim Codyre (2009)

Arch by Tim Codyre (2009)

In the Crosshairs

View from Devonport Wharf

View from Devonport Wharf

Looking from Devonport wharf to the Sky Tower and prt installations.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

Bus Shelter

Bus Shelter (formerly Wolverton Road)

Bus Shelter (formerly Wolverton Road)

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

Of the various roadside bus shelters in Auckland, this style is my favorite (to look at – I am not often using public transport). Etched in the glass are many items of local significance: Sky Tower, Town Hall, Mission Bay Fountain, cabbage trees, Chinese lanterns, ferns, the One Tree Hill obelisk, Maori patterns, and the words “All that low land + high sky + wide water”, with 53 volcanoes also getting a mention.

The example in the picture above has fallen victim to the road upgrade in Wolverton Road, whilst the one below, not far away in Tiverton Road, is still standing, illuminated here by bright morning sun. One can find these shelters in various places throughout Auckland – although my suspicion is that if they are vandalised, they might be replaced by less elaborate styles.

Bus Shelter, Tiverton Road

Bus Shelter, Tiverton Road

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