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Per Head of Population …

Traffic Cones

Traffic Cones

… in New Zealand (about 4.5 million) there are

* about 8 sheep (declining);
* about 1 dairy cow and rising;
* but surely many more than 12 traffic cones (more like 12×12 by my reckoning).

A9FJ

Trig Point A9FJ in the Duder Regional Park

Trig Point A9FJ in the Duder Regional Park

This trig point at an elevation of 120 metres is the highest point of the Farm Loop on Duder Regional Park. Its coordinates are 36° 54′ 18.76921″ S, 175° 04′ 46.82853″ E. A great lookout, especially in fine weather as we had at Easter. But even here the traffic cones come after you …

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

Trig Point A9FJ in the Duder Regional Park

Trig Point A9FJ in the Duder Regional Park

The View

The View

Cones Rule OK!

King of the Cones

King of the Cones

There are way too many traffic cones. So many, in fact, that they have to be stored on the streets, cluttering up roadways, because there is no storage space elsewhere. And some of them end up in more unlikely places, like this one on top of Steve Woodward‘s Olympic Park Bridge

By the way, the cone I showed high up on top of a Norfolk pine on January 3, 2010, is still firmly in its place!

Olympic Park: Bridge

Olympic Park: Bridge

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Whau Arts Festival

Whau Arts Festival

Whau Arts Festival

Energy, confidence and hope were the dominant sentiments at the opening of the Whau Arts Festival (October 16-19 at Avondale) last night. A community had rallied together under the banner of the arts to inspire and to turn a new leaf for a suburb, seemingly without a heart, yet full of people with imagination and aspirations. For months they have been busy planning, drumming up support, discussing ideas, creating, and finally it all came together. The old vacant site, where once a supermarket provided some focal point of the community, now again bustling with life after ten years of neglect – and the hope that a community centre could emerge in this place.

An enthusiastic crowd, speeches, performers – sadly I had to leave early, I missed the best photo opportunity: the blacksmith!

Visit their website and their Facebook page.

(More pictures on my Facebook Page.)

Decorations

Decorations

Avondale Primary School Joins the Festive Mood

Avondale Primary School Joins the Festive Mood

Creative Use of Traffic Cones

Creative Use of Traffic Cones

Creative Use of Traffic Cones

Creative Use of Traffic Cones

Pacific Drums and Dancers

Pacific Drums and Dancers

Members of the Official Party

Members of the Official Party

Cones

Traffic Cones

Traffic Cones

I have included pictures of traffic cones at various times. The most creative use was seen last weekend at the Whau Arts Festival in Avondale. This is the view from underneath the dome, and a general view for orientation below.

Antigravity”, an installation by the University of Auckland’s architecture students that examines how places can be temporarily activated to create instant urbanity that serves as a catalyst for communities and change.

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

Traffic Cones

Traffic Cones

Tired

Traffic Cones at Te Uru

Traffic Cones at Te Uru

Traffic cones about to fall asleep after a day’s work.

At Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery. In the window a video (Cobalt Sun) and 3D printed works by Sorawit Songsataya.

Noodles — OnDo (Seung Yul Oh, 2015)

OnDo (Detail) --- Seung Yul Oh 2015

OnDo (Detail) — Seung Yul Oh 2015

This sculpture by Seung Yul Oh appeared nearly around April 2015 at Ballantyne Square, Dominion Road. Intended as a temporary art work, to soften the impact of never ending roadworks in the area. Standing about 4-5 metres high, soba noodles are held aloft by giant chopsticks (or maybe the other way round). The surrounding fence echoes the orange traffic cones which obstruct every road under construction, and within its perimeter you find some ripped up bitumen (apart from more noodles). The subject matter of noodles is an appropriate reference to the numerous Asian noodle places a little further down the road.

It is pleasing to note that the art has outlasted the roadworks.

A deep and meaningful piece “The Peoples’ Dominion” about public art in the area can be found here.

OnDo --- Seung Yul Oh 2015

OnDo — Seung Yul Oh 2015

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