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Morning at the Fieldays

Frosty Morning

Frosty Morning

Last Thursday I visited the Fieldays at Mystery Creek, Hamilton – the mist was still hanging around the valleys at the starting time of 8 a.m., and the grass was covered in frost. The start to a wonderfully sunny morning where I learnt that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in a townie’s mind… (with apologies).…

Numbered

Leftovers

Leftovers

Last time I showed a picture of State Highway 20 near Maioro Street, we had some large numbers (concrete panels for the lining of the tunnel). The tunnel is finished and the tunnel boring machine has been packed up to be shipped back to its maker (Herrenknecht).…

More Colours!

Which Colour Thread?

Which Colour Thread?

The Sewing Workshop at 13 Rosebank Road in Avondale has to be unique in all of New Zealand (if not further afield). A living museum of all things needlecraft, be it manual stitching or modern machinery, and detail.…

Yikes!

YikeBike

YikeBike

The City Daily Photo theme for August is “Bicycle”. My contribution is a picture of the YikeBike, a fully folding electric bike. I saw this several years ago in a shop in Auckland, but have not ever seen it in action.…

Road Works

Pavement Removal in Te Atatu

Pavement Removal in Te Atatu

Last night in Te Atatu Road, this milling machine removed the top layer of the carriageway, spitting the debris onto a truck.…

Inline Skeleton …

Inline Skeleton Movement

Inline Skeleton Movement

movement of a mantle clock.

The City Daily Photo theme for October is “Movement” – click here for more interpretations of the theme. (In still photography, rapid movement results in blur, as seen in the balance wheel at the top.…

Driving Wheels

Enduring Rust

Enduring Rust

At the top end of Wynyard Wharf one finds a giant axle connecting two giant cogwheels – eight tons apiece – relics from a steam dredge “Whakarire” where they transmitted the power to the bucket chain. The vessel was built in Scotland in 1903 for service in Wellington Harbour until 1934, and thereafter in Napier until 1974, at which time she was scrapped (in Auckland).…

Dennis – The Gantry

Gantry at Waterview

Gantry at Waterview

One of the attractions at the Waterview construction site is this yellow gantry which has been named “Dennis”. It is used to put the 65-tonne concrete beams onto the supports to eventually form the flyovers connecting State Highways 16 and 20.…

Red

Bevel Gear at the Ambrico Kiln

Bevel Gear at the Ambrico Kiln

A relic from the times of brick manufacture at New Lynn: this bevel gear stands beside the Ambrico kiln in Ambrico Place, New Lynn.…

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