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

August 1, 2016

Skyline

Filed under: City,Te Atatu,Theme Day — paul @ 7:07 am
Skyline

Skyline

The City Daily Photo theme for August is “My City’s Skyline”. This is Auckland as seen from Te Atatu Peninsula (Harbourview – Orangihina) on a rainy day.

Find pictures of skylines of cities all over the world by clicking here.

July 13, 2016

Yellow and Red

Filed under: City,Colours — paul @ 7:01 am
Yellow and Red

Yellow and Red

Shared path near Auckland University.

July 8, 2016

Looking Down

Filed under: City — paul @ 7:02 am
Looking Down

Looking Down

Snapped at the Auckland Art Gallery recently.

June 29, 2016

Twelve Strings

Filed under: City,Music — paul @ 1:12 pm
Luke Hurley

Luke Hurley

Luke Hurley is an acclaimed guitarist/singer/songwriter, both locally and internationally. Here he is seen busking at the corner of Queen and Darby Streets, Auckland CBD. This was last week, and although the sun was shining (it’s raining solid at present), it could not penetrate the canyon that is Queen Street. However, reflected sunlight from one of the buildings opposite was focused on that corner.

Instrument by Steve Barkman.

June 17, 2016

Polar Bears

Filed under: Advertisements,Art,City — paul @ 11:41 am
Polar Bear

Polar Bear

On the prowl at Aotea Square. An ice rink (and ice slide) is opening today on Aotea Square, complete with polar bears, penguins and seals (the latter were not installed yet when I came past a few days ago – made by Rawstorne Studios).

Family Outing

Family Outing

Baby Bear

Baby Bear

May 11, 2016

Leverage

Filed under: City,People — paul @ 7:09 am
Leverage

Leverage

Applying the laws of the lever, as a gigantic billboard mount is readied to be hoisted into position. Below: working at height. Albert Street, city.

Getting there

Getting there

May 6, 2016

Style

Filed under: City,People — paul @ 7:03 am
Style

Style

Last Sunday’s “Open Streets” event in Karangahape Road was a colourful affair!

April 9, 2016

Looking Down

Filed under: Black and White,City,People — paul @ 7:02 am
Looking Down

Looking Down

From the Victoria Street carpark to Bowen Ave.

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

April 7, 2016

Groundlings and More

Filed under: City,Drama — paul @ 8:43 am
Peter (Paul Willis) and Musicians

Peter (Paul Willis) and Musicians

Last night we saw Romeo and Juliet at the Popup Globe. Our son Christoph had shouted us prime seats (they still were quite hard though…), giving us excellent view of the proceedings. Spare a thought for the “groundlings” – standing room only in the pit – the attraction being the even closer proximity to the action, even getting roped into the story, not to mention the price ($15, or $10 on the night).

A bloodbath – but a great experience.

Groundlings - Taking a Weight off their Feet at Interval

Groundlings – Taking a Weight off their Feet at Interval

Exuberance - Giving and Receiving Applause

Exuberance – Giving and Receiving Applause

The Cast

The Cast

March 13, 2016

Pop Up Globe — The Bard Down Under

Filed under: Buildings,City — paul @ 9:03 am
Pop Up Globe

Pop Up Globe

It took 35 days to erect: a replica of the second Globe Theatre in the middle of Auckland, as the world celebrates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The season from mid-february to well into April, with international stars and many sold out sessions. The construction uses modern scaffolding technology, with plywood, seating up to 900.

A few pictures from a tour of the venue with Edward Bijl.

Read more about it here and here.

Onion Dome

Onion Dome

Pop Up Globe

Pop Up Globe

Our Guide

Our Guide

Pop Up Globe

Pop Up Globe

Rooftop Maintenance

Rooftop Maintenance

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