Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

April 6, 2016

Location Signs: Onehunga

Filed under: Location Signs,Onehunga — paul @ 7:01 am
Onehunga

Onehunga

The logo of Onehunga is a ‘crooked house’, a free rendition of the former Post Office of the suburb (corner Onehunga Mall and Princes Street). Always cheerful with its yellow background.

More murals at Oakland Daily Photos.

Onehunga

Onehunga

February 17, 2016

Painted Boxes: Welcome to Laingholm

Filed under: Laingholm,Location Signs,Painted Boxes — paul @ 7:29 am
Welcome to Laingholm (Monique Endt)

Welcome to Laingholm (Monique Endt)

A welcome to Laingholm has sprung up at the intersection of Huia and Victory Roads, Laingholm. The main panel showing a view of Laingholm Beach, with birdlife and typical bush vegetation.

Detail: Moreporks

Detail: Moreporks

Detail: Kingfishers in Flax

Detail: Kingfishers in Flax

October 8, 2014

Location Signs: Muriwai Beach

Filed under: Location Signs,Muriwai — paul @ 7:03 am
Location Signs: Muriwai Beach

Location Signs: Muriwai Beach

At the entrance to the village of Muriwai Beach you are greeted by a sign highlighting a major attraction: gannets and terns. At the bottom of the road, where Motutara and Waitea Roads meet, a tiled sign announces that this area is a wildlife refuge.

This blog contains numerous posts about Muriwai.

Wildlife Refuge

Wildlife Refuge

July 29, 2014

Location Signs: Pt Chev Beach

Filed under: Art,Location Signs,Point Chevalier — paul @ 7:08 am
Location Signs: Pt Chev Beach

Location Signs: Pt Chev Beach

Not your typical roadside sign, this welcome faces the water near the northern end of Point Chevalier Beach.

There is an inscription “Maryanne Papa ’89” (in the letter “V”), but the sign looks much more recent.

July 21, 2014

Location Signs: Avondale

Filed under: Avondale,Location Signs — paul @ 7:03 am
Location Signs: Avondale

Location Signs: Avondale

This sign is on Great North Road where it enters Avondale. Here with an additional invitation to participate in the discussion of the Draft Whau Local Board Plan.

June 3, 2014

Location Signs: Blockhouse Bay

Filed under: Blockhouse Bay,Location Signs — paul @ 7:20 am
Location Signs: Blockhouse Bay

Location Signs: Blockhouse Bay

There can’t be any doubt: this sign has been around for a long time. But strangely, I have not noticed it until a few weeks ago. The subdued design just does not stand a chance when you are concentrating on the busy road (Donovan Street). Maybe an upgrade is in order?

To be fair, Blockhouse Bay lays on a lavish welcome when you reach the roundabout and Blockhouse Bay Road, with nautically themed decorations aplenty.

May 26, 2014

Location Signs: Green Bay

Filed under: Green Bay,Location Signs — paul @ 7:09 am
Location Signs: Green Bay

Location Signs: Green Bay

It has to be one of the most understated welcome signs – maybe a bit like Green Bay itself?

“Where the west begins” at the corner of Portage Road and Godley Road.

May 19, 2014

Location Signs: Titirangi (Kate Millington, 2014)

Filed under: Location Signs,Titirangi — paul @ 7:21 am
Location Signs: Titirangi (Kate Millington, 2014)

Location Signs: Titirangi (Kate Millington, 2014)

Sometime in February I noticed that the welcome sign for Titirangi had “faded” – in fact faded away completely. Earlier this month, I found that a new sign had appeared, picking up on the original design, but in a crisper version. Welcome to Titirangi welcome sign Mark 3!

On my enquiry, Kate Millington explained that the previous sign did not weather well, and therefore had to be replaced. My thanks to Kate for supplying the information.

(edited as per Mels Barton’s comment below, thanks Mels)

For comparison, I append the previous versions which appeared on this blog earlier.

Mark 2, shown July 2, 2012:

Titirangi --- Kate Millington

Titirangi — Kate Millington

Mark 1, shown January 6, 2010:

Location Signs: Titirangi

Location Signs: Titirangi

And the “faded version” (I am sure I drove past it quite a number of times, filling in the missing detail by memory…):

No Sign

No Sign

November 1, 2013

Location Signs: Western Heights

Filed under: Henderson,Henderson Heights,Location Signs,Theme Day — paul @ 7:00 am
Western Heights

Western Heights

Western Heights is defined by its axis: Sturges Road. Now very much a residential area, it used to be covered in orchards and vineyards, as indicated on the welcome sign – and indeed, there still are some vineyards.

The City Daily Photo theme for the month of November is “Heights”. Click here for more contributions.

You are now leaving Western Heights

You are now leaving Western Heights

October 2, 2013

Location Signs: Opanuku

Filed under: Henderson,Location Signs — paul @ 7:09 am
Henderson Valley, Opanuku

Henderson Valley, Opanuku

This sign is found opposite of Juanita Gardens as one leaves Henderson for the open road up the valley and towards Opanuku valley. Nice piece of timber, nice lettering.

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