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

August 10, 2014

Green Bridge

Filed under: Bridges,Colours,New Lynn — paul @ 8:00 am
Green Bridge

Green Bridge

This green bridge over the Waituarangi Stream connects Connell Street to the Portage Road playing fields.

Green Bridge

Green Bridge

July 6, 2014

Clay Carpet (Matt and Kate McLean)

Filed under: Art,Bridges,Hobsonville — paul @ 7:12 am
Matt McLean

Matt McLean

When we showed the Clarks Lane Bridge on an earlier occasion, we showed some of the clay art that is built into the footbridge. I visited recently again, and found that the artwork had expanded, covering some of the northern approach to the bridge. As a bonus, I also encountered Matt McLean who jointly with his wife Kate is the author of the work – applying a surface finish to the work in the picture above. As noted earlier, the area is steeped in clay history, and the artists combine graphic elements and tracks of a plethora of tyres into an interesting story.

Congratulations on the completion of the work, Matt and Kate!

See also Facebook.

Clay Carpet, Detail (Matt and Kate McLean)

Clay Carpet, Detail (Matt and Kate McLean)

Clay Carpet, Detail (Matt and Kate McLean)

Clay Carpet, Detail (Matt and Kate McLean)

Clay Carpet, Detail (Matt and Kate McLean)

Clay Carpet, Detail (Matt and Kate McLean)

June 19, 2014

Huia Bridge

Filed under: Bridges,Huia — paul @ 7:08 am
Huia Bridge

Huia Bridge

Huia Bridge crosses the Huia Stream next to Huia Domain. A one lane bridge (traffic going west gives way to the opposite direction), it was constructed in 1935.

Huia Bridge

Huia Bridge

Huia Bridge

Huia Bridge

May 13, 2014

Paremuka Bridge

Filed under: Bridges,Ranui — Tags: — paul @ 7:22 am
Paremuka Bridge

Paremuka Bridge

Paremuka Bridge is a 200m span crossing the Paremuka Stream at the boundary of Western Heights and Ranui (Summerland Drive changing into Munroe Road). Green on green jigsaw pieces decorate the sides. (Opened November 25, 2005)

Paremuka Bridge

Paremuka Bridge

May 10, 2014

Jacobs Ladder Bridge

Filed under: Black and White,Bridges,St Marys Bay — Tags: — paul @ 7:12 am
Jacobs Ladder Bridge

Jacobs Ladder Bridge

The Jacobs Ladder Bridge (crossing State Highway 1 and on- and off-ramps by Fanshawe Street) in late afternoon sun. Enclosed in glass panels, some with patterns, some plain, and angular beams. (Faults in the panels delayed the opening of the bridge by the best part of a year.)

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

More pictures tagged “Jacob’s Ladder” here.

July 17, 2013

Bridge and City

Filed under: Bridges,City — paul @ 7:04 am
Auckland and its Harbour Bridge

Auckland and its Harbour Bridge

This is the view from the ferry wharf at Northcote Point. Dark clouds casting their shadows over the bridge, and not much later we got a bit of a drenching from rain and hail. Monday afternoon.

July 11, 2013

Mount Roskill Bridge

Filed under: Bridges,Mount Roskill — paul @ 7:18 am
Mount Roskill Bridge

Mount Roskill Bridge

This bridge, with long access ramps for pedestrians and cyclists connects Mount Roskill Grammar School and Keith Hay Park, crossing Somerset Road and State Highway 20.

Mount Roskill Bridge

Mount Roskill Bridge

June 23, 2013

Auckland Harbour Bridge

Filed under: Bridges,St Marys Bay — Tags: — paul @ 6:58 am
Auckland Harbour Bridge

Auckland Harbour Bridge

A Forest of masts at Saint Marys Bay, and behind it all the Harbour Bridge. Seen from the Jacobs Ladder bridge.

June 13, 2013

Spanning the Spillway

Filed under: Bridges,Parau,Shadows — paul @ 7:17 am
Bridge, Lower Nihotupu Dam

Bridge, Lower Nihotupu Dam

The Lower Nihotupu Dam provides some of Auckland’s drinking water, and is a delight for photographers. This bridge is the access to the controls for the dam, access prohibited.

Other pictures here, here, and here (or go to Google images).

June 6, 2013

A Sunny Morning

Filed under: Bridges,Laingholm,Reflections — paul @ 7:10 am
Bridge across Laing Stream

Bridge across Laing Stream

At the northern end of Laingholm Bay, Sandys Parade crosses Laing Stream. I shot the bridge for its reflection.

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