Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Category: Kaipara

Pyramid (Sol LeWitt, 1997)

Pyramid (Sol LeWitt, 1997)

Pyramid (Sol LeWitt, 1997)

Another giant sculpture from the Gibbs Farm. Its full title is “Pyramid (Keystone NZ)”. Built from standard concrete blocks, it stands 7.5m high, on a 16x16m base.

With regard to the second picture, it should be pointed out that climbing of the sculptures is not permitted (a guard arrived after some time and stopped people climbing).…

Pylons

Kaipara Coast

Kaipara Coast

On the descent from Mount Auckland. Pylons carrying power across the rolling country of the Kaipara Coast.…

Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

The Arts Stop Cafe in Helensville is a great place to have a coffee or other refreshments. Interesting furnishings, second hand books, art of all kind, not to forget good coffee and in this case a hot chocolate on a matching table.…

Self Portrait with Hills and Clouds

From Mount Auckland Walkway

From Mount Auckland Walkway

Our good friends Hanni and Bernhard asked us to join them on the Mount Auckland (Atuanui) Walkway. Mount Auckland is about 80km from Auckland in a Northwesterly direction, along the Kaipara Harbour. If one takes two cars, one can walk up to the mountain top and down the other side, rather than having to retrace one’s steps.…

Mural Painting with Doug Ford (CUE Haven)

Detail of the Mural at CUE Haven

Detail of the Mural at CUE Haven

Doug Ford has featured on this blog before, as creator of murals and numerous painted roadside cabinets (telecommunications and traffic control). Last Saturday we had the opportunity to paint a mural under his guidance at CUE Haven, a former farm along the Kaipara Coast Highway, between Kaukapakapa and Glorit.…

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