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

March 30, 2016

Painted Boxes: Tui

Filed under: Balmoral,Birds,Painted Boxes — paul @ 7:04 am
Tui

Tui

This box in Dominion Road is decorated by way of some photographic process. Showing a tui on a flowering coral tree. Tui are nectar eaters and love these flowers.

Tui

Tui

August 4, 2015

1942

Filed under: Balmoral,Buildings,Sandringham — paul @ 12:42 pm
AEPB 1942

AEPB 1942

Balmoral Electric Power substation in Balmoral Road, Sandringham, in a stripped art deco style like a number of substations in Auckland. AEPB stands for “Auckland Electric Power Board”, and 1942 was a good year.

In the course of electricity reforms (separating the generating and distribution roles), AEPB became “Mercury Energy” in 1993.

March 5, 2015

Splash!

Filed under: Balmoral — paul @ 7:27 am
Water Play at Potters Park

Water Play at Potters Park

Water fun at the Splash Pad, Potters Park, Balmoral.

February 19, 2015

Kereru

Filed under: Art,Balmoral — paul @ 7:06 am
New Zealand Woodpigeon

New Zealand Woodpigeon

This woodpigeon looked over the fence when I was walking through Potters Park, Balmoral, yesterday. Artist unknown.

September 25, 2012

Location Signs: Balmoral

Filed under: Balmoral,Location Signs — paul @ 7:24 am
Balmoral

Balmoral

This sign is at the corner of Balmoral and Dominion Roads. I had not noticed it until a few days ago, don’t know if it is new. A few steps along is a bench made from the same material.

Oooo...

Oooo...

October 12, 2010

Drum City (Mural by Disruptiv Ltd.)

Filed under: Balmoral,Walls — paul @ 7:01 am
Drum City Mural by Disruptiv Ltd.

Drum City Mural by Disruptiv Ltd.

I am not a drummer, but I adore a good drum riff – and I liked these murals on the side of the Drum City shop in Rocklands Avenue, Balmoral. Painted by Disruptiv Ltd. (Thanks to Tristan of Drum City for the information.)

Drum City Mural by Disruptiv Ltd.

Drum City Mural by Disruptiv Ltd.