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Solar Powered

Morning Essentials

Morning Essentials

The mobile coffee shop at Mr Nola’s corner (West Coast Road, Parr’s Park) gets all the help from the sun with this bright flag.

Twins

Twins

Twins

Changing rooms at the Harold Moody Reserve, Glen Eden.

Multiple Protection

Orange Fences

Orange Fences

Construction site at Ceramco Park, Glen Eden.

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

Tulip trees (Liriodendron tulipifera) provide fine autumn colour. Rua Road, Glen Eden.

Bubbles

Bubble Master at Glen Eden Summer Square

Bubble Master at Glen Eden Summer Square

The cup overfloweth. A cloud of bubbles at Saturday’s Buskers’ Festival at Glen Eden.

Blue

Construction Site

Construction Site

Construction site, Glen Eden. About 4 years ago, I took a picture of a “blue house” at the bottom end of this site; the need for redevelopment was obvious.

Twisted

Gum Trees

Gum Trees

A row of twisted gum trees at the Waikumete cemetery. Established in 1886, it is one of the largest cemeteries in the southern hemisphere (108 hectares), and home to a large number of mature trees.

Library Lane #2

Library Lane Sculptures

Library Lane Sculptures

We showed the graphic art in the narrow Library Lane, Glen Eden, in an earlier post. The opposite walls are decorated with sculptures indicating cabbage trees, ferns and nikau palms, all common throughout the Waitakere Ranges. (Artist unknown)

Library Lane Sculptures

Library Lane Sculptures

Library Lane Sculptures

Library Lane Sculptures

How Convenient! #7

Waikumete Cemetery

Waikumete Cemetery

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

Library Lane

Library Lane, Glen Eden

Library Lane, Glen Eden

I searched high and low, and eventually I found the name of one of the two narrow lanes running between West Coast Road and Glenmall (the sign is up high, above the glass canopy, “Library Lane”). One side is decorated by murals of Louis and Sharon Statham, on the other side are metal sculptures which will be shown some other time. What I like best about it is the sound of the watercourse making its way down, first on the right, then crossing over to the left hand side. The walls and the perspex cover capturing and amplifying the sound of rushing water.

Historic Mural (Louis and Sharon Statham)

Historic Mural (Louis and Sharon Statham)

Historic Mural (Louis and Sharon Statham)

Historic Mural (Louis and Sharon Statham)

Library Lane, Glen Eden

Library Lane, Glen Eden

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