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

March 7, 2016

Pink

Filed under: Buildings,City,Colours — paul @ 7:04 am
Pink

Pink

Looking towards Albert Park from Victoria Street car park in the city. (Frienz is a backpackers.)

February 1, 2016

The Library Cafe

Filed under: Buildings,Onehunga,Theme Day — paul @ 7:01 am
A Game of Chess and a Muffin

A Game of Chess and a Muffin

The City Daily Photo theme for February is “Cafe”. Click here for more images from around the globe.

The Library Cafe” in Onehunga used to be a “Carnegie Free Library”; the building operated as library from 1912 to 1970. Presently, the stately building operates as child friendly and down to earth cafe. There is a sizeable dining room and a more intimate “Reading Room”, all with fine wood paneling. Enjoyable atmosphere and good coffee.

More detailed information at the Timespanner blog.

Reading Room

Reading Room

The Library Cafe

The Library Cafe

Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie

November 10, 2015

The Frown

Filed under: Buildings,Onehunga — paul @ 8:33 am
Onehunga Sea Scout Hall

Onehunga Sea Scout Hall

The Sea Scout Hall in Onehunga displays a permanent frown. Orpheus Drive.

Designed by John Park, it opened in 1911 as clubhouse for the Manukau Yacht and Motor Boat Club. Used by the Aotea Sea Scouts since 1977.

November 5, 2015

Last Minute

Filed under: Buildings,New Lynn — paul @ 10:28 am
The Brickworks

The Brickworks

It was a hive of activity, when I was down there at Lynnmall early today: 2 hours to go to until they open up a new wing of restaurants, with the formal opening due for midday. A lane of 7 new eateries, several new shops, and cinemas due to open later this month.

Bricks to remember New Lynn’s heritage of brick making – just as the last brick factory makes way to a housing development.

Last Minute Activity

Last Minute Activity

Brick Wall

Brick Wall

The Brickworks

The Brickworks

October 29, 2015

Twins

Filed under: Buildings,Glen Eden — paul @ 7:09 am
Twins

Twins

Changing rooms at the Harold Moody Reserve, Glen Eden.

August 14, 2015

Diagonals

Filed under: Buildings,Geometry,Shadows — paul @ 7:04 am
Diagonals

Diagonals

Construction site at Jomac Place/Rosebank Road.

August 6, 2015

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Filed under: Avondale,Buildings — paul @ 8:51 am
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Probably the most elaborate building in Avondale – and surrounding suburbs. The Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu Temple in the evening sun recently.

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Detail)

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Detail)

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.

July 30, 2015

Immaculate Heart

Filed under: Avondale,Buildings — paul @ 7:04 am
Chapel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and St John Fisher

Chapel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and St John Fisher

This chapel is at 103 Avondale Road, Avondale, and its full title is: “Chapel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and St John Fisher”. According to information on the web, the building was relocated from Ngongotaha in 2013, and consecrated earlier this year, replacing an earlier church that had been destroyed by fire on New Years day 2013. It will be 100 years old in August.

July 28, 2015

Green

Filed under: Buildings,New Lynn — paul @ 8:37 am
Green Bay Auctions

Green Bay Auctions

In its entirety, the sign reads “Green Bay Auctions”, but I preferred to frame the shot so that it would just be an advertisement for Green Bay (a kilometre or so up the road – these auction rooms are well and truly in New Lynn, not that it mattered). And green they are, with a nice cabbage tree and its shadow adding to the scene.

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