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Category: Britomart

Getting Wet

Getting Wet

Getting Wet

Fun at the Pop Jet fountain on Takutai Square, Britomart.

And I nearly forgot: it is five years now since auckland-west first appeared, with daily pictures (and the occasional temporary absence…).

Five Years Ago - still blossoming

Five Years Ago – still blossoming

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Auckland’s Britomart Transport Centre celebrated its tenth birthday yesterday. As it happened, we took the grandchildren on a train trip to the city, where signs of festivities greeted us. We were a bit late for the cake which Mayor Len Brown apparently served up to commuters, what a pity!…

HOP

Way to move, Auckland!

Way to move, Auckland!

A long overdue integrated ticketing system (the HOP card) for Auckland’s public transport made its appearance a month ago. Here are pictures of some of the publicity at New Lynn station. So far, the HOP card is operational on trains, ferries are about to follow, and buses will come next year.…

Dancing in Tyler Street

Dancers

Dancers

This mural in subtle colours is in Tyler Street, where a whole new classy shopping environment has emerged. I wonder if before long the boards here will give way to another plate glass shop window.

The artwork is unsigned, and a bit further along is a piece about city life, painted onto the brick wall.…

Louvre Windows

Britomart Reflections

Britomart Reflections

Part of the Britomart Transport Centre is a giant glass cube with louvred windows. Here the slanted panes give a tilt to the reflections of the Rabobank Tower (left) and The Quay building.

For more weekend reflections, go to James’ Weekend Reflections site.…

Vertical Gardens

Gardens at Atrium on Takutai

Gardens at Atrium on Takutai

The Atrium on Takutai has two vertical gardens, one at either end between the mirror glass facades facing the hall. Beautiful fresh green, and on the picture below you can see their gardeners at wotrk. How do they cope with the infinite workload that confronts them should they look left or right into the mirrors?…

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