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

June 13, 2017

Photorealistic

Filed under: Animals,Art,Avondale,Birds,People,Walls — paul @ 7:02 am
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

June 9, 2017

Signs

Filed under: Avondale,Signs — paul @ 5:29 pm
Signs

Signs

Motorway signage at the Patiki Road Exit city bound of State Highway 16. The first time that I noticed the logo WR (Western Ring Route – leftmost item for Exit 8B). A dark sky over the city, sunshine in the West.

May 30, 2017

Trimmed

Filed under: Avondale,Patterns,Trees — paul @ 7:59 am
Trimmed

Trimmed

Nice patterns on the trimmed trunk of a phoenix palm. Avondale.

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.

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