Auckland - West

Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Category: Kaurilands

Gateway

Gateway

Gateway

This colourful gateway with tile insets greets you at the bottom of Atkinson Road, Titirangi. It marks the beginning of a walkway to Ceramco Park, along Waikumete Stream – an oasis of peace filled with birdsong.

Gateway

Gateway

Crochet Anyone?

Crochet Hook by Koyal Kapilla

Crochet Hook by Koyal Kapilla

This handcrafted crochet hook caught my eye at yesterday’s “Maddi’s Market” in Kaurilands Road. Using this implement, I could make all her wares myself, explained Koyal Kapilla the stallholder. I decided to stick to my knitting and just take a picture…

Maddi’s Market was a charity event for the benefit of 3 year old girl Maddison who suffers from leukaemia.

Painted Boxes: Mybird (Heathermeg Sampson)

Thunderbird (Heathermeg Sampson)

Thunderbird (Heathermeg Sampson)

Harking back to the good old days is Heathermeg Sampson of the Art Bunker, just around the corner from this cabinet in Kaurilands Road, Titirangi.

Atkinson Road Substation

Atkinson Road Substation

Atkinson Road Substation

This building in Atkinson Road, near the intersection with Kaurilands Road, is a neighbourhood friendly version of an electric power substation, serving Titirangi and Kaurilands areas.

Look and Listen! (Toby Twiss)

Look and Listen! (Toby Twiss)

Look and Listen! (Toby Twiss)

In St Leonards Road Kelston and also in the Kaurilands/Atkinson Roads area, “sculptural gateways” like the ones shown here are found along the roadside. They are the work of Toby Twiss, and the “Town Centre Art” page of the former Waitakere City has this to say:

Artist Toby Twiss was brought in to work with students from the six Kelston schools, to produce a series of sculptural ‘gateways’ into the area. These gateways depict images created by the students relating to speed and road safety. The idea behind these artworks was to help slow traffic down by putting up symbols related to speed and reminding drivers that there are children in the area. They were also conceived as a way of building pride in the area through a community arts project.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

Children About! (Toby Twiss)

Children About! (Toby Twiss)

Linemen at Work

Linemen at Work

Linemen at Work

“Out with the old, in with the new!” — but it has to be done in the opposite order. The intersection of Atkinson and Kaurilands Roads was abuzz with workers in visibility vests and numerous support vehicles as work was underway to replace ancient powerpoles. Three red jackets in two cherrypickers.

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