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

June 28, 2016

How Convenient! #13

Filed under: Convenience,Light,Massey — paul @ 7:08 am
The Great Divide

The Great Divide

At NorthWest Shopping Centre, Massey.

October 8, 2015

How Convenient! #12

Filed under: Convenience,Grey Lynn — paul @ 7:54 am
Photogenic Convenience

Photogenic Convenience

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…

To the right of the sushi shop is the Alonymous Gallery followed by Jo’s Stall; and the wall of the brick building on the left (ASBBank) also featured in an earlier post.

April 28, 2015

How Convenient! #10

Filed under: Art,Bethells Beach,Convenience,Walls — paul @ 7:05 am
Te Henga Dune Convenience

Te Henga Dune Convenience

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
your Sands

And by Bobby:

Stop a while to pause and see,
Be still within,
breathe deep and
smile.

(More Monday Murals at Oakland Daily Photo.}

Te Henga Sunset with Dune and Eel

Te Henga Sunset with Dune and Eel

March 19, 2015

How Convenient! #9

Filed under: City,Convenience,History — paul @ 7:05 am
Durham Street West Meets Albert Street

Durham Street West Meets Albert Street

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).

August 12, 2014

How Convenient! #8

Filed under: Art,Convenience,Mount Eden,Walls — paul @ 7:13 am
Bellwood Avenue Convenience

Bellwood Avenue Convenience

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.

Fantails

Fantails

Kereru, New Zealand Woodpigeon

Kereru, New Zealand Woodpigeon

August 4, 2014

How Convenient! #7

Filed under: Convenience,Glen Eden,Waikumete Cemetery — paul @ 7:01 am
Waikumete Cemetery

Waikumete Cemetery

This classic brick convenience is on Acmena Avenue, Waikumete Cemetery.

July 17, 2014

How Convenient! #6

Filed under: Convenience,Te Atatu — paul @ 7:06 am
At the Harbourview Beach Reserve, Te Atatu

At the Harbourview Beach Reserve, Te Atatu

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.

June 18, 2014

How Convenient! #5

Filed under: Convenience,Huia — paul @ 7:11 am
Pebble Mosaics, Huia Domain

Pebble Mosaics, Huia Domain

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.

Huia Domain Conveniences

Huia Domain Conveniences

Huia Bay

Huia Bay

April 30, 2014

How Convenient! #4

Filed under: Convenience,Lincoln — paul @ 7:02 am
Convenience, Te Pai Place

Convenience, Te Pai Place

This convenience, lovingly decorated with a spider’s web, is in Te Pai Place, Lincoln North.

January 21, 2014

How Convenient! #3

Filed under: Buildings,Convenience,Sandringham — paul @ 7:13 am
Old Sandringham Conveniences

Old Sandringham Conveniences

Another art deco style toilet block bearing the initials of the Mount Albert Borough Council. While the facade looks quite attractive, the building is out of service, but never fear, a (less monumental) modern facility is close by.

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