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

August 10, 2016

NZ Rose

Filed under: Avondale,Birds — paul @ 7:09 am
NZ Rose

NZ Rose

The birds have obviously enjoyed an apple (variety “NZ Rose”) that may have been left behind after the Avondale Markets.

July 25, 2016

The Door

Filed under: Avondale — paul @ 7:02 am
The Door

The Door

The first Avondale Public Hall (in St Georges Road) was built in 1867 — and shows signs of old age.

From 1931 to 1973 it was the home if the Avondale Public Library. I don’t know what role it plays these days.

First Avondale Public Hall

First Avondale Public Hall

March 29, 2016

Squeezing Through

Filed under: Avondale,Colours,Design — paul @ 7:10 am
Cables

Cables

Cables at a race meeting at Avondale Racecourse.

March 23, 2016

At the Market

Filed under: Avondale,Markets — paul @ 7:07 am
Avondale Markets

Avondale Markets

There is always something to see at the Avondale Markets.

March 12, 2016

Traffic Lights

Filed under: Avondale,Black and White,Shadows — paul @ 7:09 am
Traffic Lights

Traffic Lights

At the intersection of Blockhouse Bay Road and St Jude Street, Avondale.

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

November 28, 2015

Boardwalk

Filed under: Avondale,Black and White — paul @ 7:09 am
Boardwalk

Boardwalk

Through the mangrove forest of the Whau River in Avondale – Tony Segedin Esplanade in the background.

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

November 27, 2015

The Finish

Filed under: Avondale — paul @ 9:04 am
Home Straight

Home Straight

Applause as the horses cross the finish line. In the distance some also-rans, New Lynn, and Titirangi in the hills.

November 25, 2015

Beyond the Mangroves

Filed under: Avondale,City,Point Chevalier — paul @ 9:13 am
Beyond the Mangroves

Beyond the Mangroves

A view of Auckland from Patiki Road, near State Highway 16. Mangroves in the foreground, then Point Chevalier and city skyline.

November 15, 2015

New Year and Light

Filed under: Avondale,Festivals,Food — paul @ 9:45 am
Mountain of Food

Mountain of Food

The Shri Swaminarayan Hindu temple in Avondale celebrated Diwali (the festival of light) yesterday, and with it a new year in the Gujarati calendar (year 2072, in fact). A large number of devotees joined the celebrations at the temple, with a mountain of food as centrepiece (nearly 1000 dishes prepared by many families for the occasion). The offering later to be shared amongst the participants. Chants, music and drums – a lively affair!

A welcoming community – thanks to Dee and Amar (DnA) for their kind invitation – sorry I could not stay very long.

In the Hall

In the Hall

Shoes stay at the entrance

Shoes stay at the entrance

Making Memories

Making Memories

Montain of Food

Montain of Food

In Front of the Temple

In Front of the Temple

October 16, 2015

Festival Faces

Filed under: Avondale,Festivals,People — paul @ 8:49 am
Festival Faces

Festival Faces

At last night’s opening of the 2015 Whau Arts Festival in Avondale (October 15-18). There were even some Avondale Spiders.

Festival Faces

Festival Faces

Festival Faces

Festival Faces

Festival Faces

Festival Faces

Festival Faces

Festival Faces

Festival Faces

Festival Faces

Festival Faces

Festival Faces

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