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Photorealistic

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Murals in Avondale by TakerOne, an Auckland based mural artist of Hungarian extraction (“TakerOne Photorealistic Graffiti”). If you follow this link you can watch a time lapse video of the creation of the camouflage girl with dog. Love it.

For more mural art, visit Oakland Daily Photo.

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Photorealistic Graffiti by TakerOne

Strong

The Gorilla

The Gorilla

The Strong Factory is a gym in Portage Road, symbols of strength adorn the brick wall.

For more murals, visit Monday Mural at Oakland Daily Photo.

The Lion

The Lion

Black and White

Grazing in Unison

Grazing in Unison

We visited the Gibbs Farm for its impressive sculptures – but their animals are also a great attraction. (February 2017)

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

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie

I was too slow to catch the Easter bunny — but Charlie our Birman cat is at least as cute…
Happy Easter to all!

Alpaca

Alpacas

Alpacas

From a visit to Waitakere Alpacas (formerly of Waitakere, but relocated to Monk Road, South Head, in 2007). Cuteness.

Alpaca

Alpaca

Alpaca

Alpaca

Painted Boxes: Horses

Horses

Horses

As you drive out Henderson Valley Road, you may well encounter riders on horseback along the way. Next to this transformer box (painted by an unnamed artist) is the Henderson Valley Bloodstock and Stables, with the Henderson Valley Pony Club close by.

Horses

Horses

Horses

Horses

Energy

Dogs at Piha Beach

Dogs at Piha Beach

Dogs playing at Piha Beach.

The Hedge

The Hedge

The Hedge

Piha’s West Coast Gallery attracts visitors with this double-faced hedge. Apart from their wide range of local arts and crafts, they are currently hosting an exhibition of paintings by Monique Endt “Summer Emotions” (until February 15).

A number of Monique’s painted utility boxes have appeared on this blog before.

West Coast Gallery

West Coast Gallery

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie

Our Birman cat Charlie in playful mode. It’s his 4th birthday today.

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie

Auckland Green Gecko

Auckland Green Gecko

Auckland Green Gecko

Shown here in black and white – this is an Auckland Green Gecko (Naultinus elegans elegans), on display at the Arataki Visitor Centre. They are part of the native fauna of the Waitakeres, but I have yet to sight one in the wild, even though I live in the midst of kanuka trees, one of their favourite haunts.

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

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