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Hereford Street Mural

Hereford Street Mural

The Ponsonby water reservoir spans across a whole block between Hereford Street and Ponsonby Road – a great opportunity for mural art. This is the Hereford Street front: from a distance you notice the shape of a sea creature, but as you come closer, the image resolves into a network of houses joined by ladders and roads.…

London Plane Trees

London Plane Trees

London Plane Trees

Victoria Park is surrounded by these majestic London plane trees. Planted more than 100 years ago when the park was created. In summer a leafy dome, in winter impressive architecture of the branches.…

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Dots under the Viaduct

Dots under the Viaduct

The pillars supporting the Victoria Park Viaduct are decorated with circular dots in various colours. (The colour of the beams is best described as “dirty”.)…

Parallelepiped

Parallelepiped

Parallelepiped

Parallelepiped is the name given to a polyhedron with six faces, all of which are parallelograms. In architecture it is rare to see parallelepipeds whith angles that are not right angles. But here is an example, sitting in Victoria Park, disguising a more boring box.…

Fire Control Room

Fire Control Room

Fire Control Room

Next to the Skate Park at Beaumont Street there is this cubic structure. It contains all that is necessary in case a fire breaks out in the Victoria Tunnel nearby.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!…

Plane Trees — Victoria Park

London Plane Trees

London Plane Trees

London plane trees surround the vast sports grounds and playing fields of Victoria Park in Freemans Bay. In the 19th century, the waters of the Waitemata Harbour reached another 50 or so meters to the left in this picture.…

Two Pou: Skate Plaza

Waiatarau (Lenard Phillips)

Waiatarau (Lenard Phillips)

A $1 million skate board and BMX course opened at Beaumont Street in October 2011. It incorporates two pou (Maori carvings in the form of poles), one named Waiatarau, carved by Lenard Phillips, and the other Te Mau Mahara, carved by Lee Ralph – the latter aptly clutching a skateboard, updating traditional shapes.…

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