A well-worn rusty lock at the Ken Maunder Bridge (joining Ken Maunder Park and Keelson, the one that is littered with numbers). Somebody did not succeed in starting a trend – but I wonder how the chain carved such a deep groove into the metal.
September 4, 2015
December 5, 2014
Much less common and not quite as conspicuous as our red pohutukawa is the yellow variety (metrosideros excelsa aura). This fine specimen in full bloom is at the corner of West Coast and Clayburn Roads, Kelston.
(I showed the same tree four years ago.)
September 4, 2014
When driving between Henderson and New Lynn last weekend, I noticed that the Kelston Orchid Show was in full swing. Had to stop. This is a paphiopedilum Norito Hasegawa.
Entry to the Waitakere Orchid Club Spring Show was free thanks to support from the Henderson-Massey Local Board.
May 6, 2014
The Whau River with interesting patterns of surface ripples, seen from Archibald Park, Kelston. Dominated by puffy white clouds (and a generous sprinkle of pylons).
February 23, 2014
Yesterday afternoon, Flotilla Whau set off from Archibald Park, Kelston, to celebrate “the Whau river as an important waterway in our own back yards”. While the weather seemed less than benign (up in our hills it was drizzle from light to heavy), when I descended to New Lynn, the sun was out, making it hot and sticky. Looks like everyone had fun.
August 1, 2012
The City Daily Photo theme for July is “Numbers”. Check Facebook for other participants. Or click here to view thumbnails for all participants.
The Ken Maunder Park Footbridge connects Kelston and New Lynn, crossing a tidal estuary that is a tributary to the Whau river. This is a relatively new replacement of an older bridge, and I had not visited it until a couple of weeks ago. The pavement is littered with numbers — just what I needed for August Theme Day!
I found it intriguing that a wavy pattern emerges on the surface if one is at some distance, but this is not noticeable when one looks up close.
“The brief for the project stipulated that’s the sports from local playing fields and clubs be expressed in the work.
The starting point was to look at the various scores from the club points tables and the fields of numbers which express and measure sporting performance.
Numerals were then used to generate a sequence of running shapes. The sequence shows several phases of movement on one surface and can be followed from one end of the bridge to the other.
The sequence takes inspiration from early photographic studies capturing the structure of bodily motion. ”
Some history of the Ken Maunder Park by Phil Hanson can be found on the Timespanner’s blog.
July 19, 2011
This collection may well have had modest beginnings as the one shown yesterday. But it has grown …
I found these decorative fences in Sabulite Road, Kelston.
June 29, 2011
This transformer box stands in Daphne Street, Kelston, and is covered in patterns of the Pacific. Painter unknown (to me).
June 15, 2011
This transformer is in Archibald Road, Kelston, outside of Kelston Primary School, by Dan Mills. There is also a large mural by Dan Mills at a nearby wall of the school, but it is currently obstructed by a temporary classroom.
Other public art by Dan Mills on this blog, click here.
May 27, 2011
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!