At NorthWest Shopping Centre, Massey.
A brick construction dating back to 1943 (ACC=Auckland City Council). Well maintained with simple tile work inside. No 594 Great North Road, Grey Lynn.
It appears that I am not the only one who shoots toilets…
Suppose you are in the middle of nowhere on a sand dune like the one shown in yesterday’s post. And suppose nature calls. Then you will be relieved to find this place (just to the right of where the second image yesterday was taken). And look how lovingly it has been decorated with art and poetry, to provide a fulsome experience.
By Trude Bethell:
Sing me a song of the wind
breathe me the fresh Tasman sea air
grant me my wish dear
while I am at peace within
Our beautiful Te Henga
sensing, holding, being,
grand and strong as you are
Family Community United
We stand in awe with feet in
And by Bobby:
Stop a while to pause and see,
Be still within,
breathe deep and
(More Monday Murals at Oakland Daily Photo.}
A wall of volcanic rock supports the elevated part of Albert Street, with a small convenience for men. Goes back to the 1880s, probably the oldest public loo in Auckland (but renovated).
A mural showing a tui in a kowhai tree disguises the public conveniences in Bellwood Avenue, near Dominion Road. The bird theme continues with fine tile work of birdlife.
This classic brick convenience is on Acmena Avenue, Waikumete Cemetery.
Harbourview-Orangihina reserve runs along the eastern edge of the Te Atatu peninsula. Relaxed walking along wetlands. Native vegetation and birdlife. A special bird which makes its home here is the Fernbird, Matata, shy and seldom seen (I have not seen one here, presumably for lack of patience). This convenience at the Harbour View Road end, makes reference to the natural environment of the area.
The only decorative element at the Huia Domain conveniences is a simple set of pebble mosaics by the outside shower – not that you would need much additional decoration in such a splendid place as is Huia Bay. Located next to the one way bridge over the Huia Stream.
This convenience, lovingly decorated with a spider’s web, is in Te Pai Place, Lincoln North.