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

June 27, 2016

Look Up!

Filed under: Markets,Smile,Titirangi — paul @ 8:20 am
Preserves and Apostorphies

Preserves and Apostorphies

At the Titirangi Sunday Market: inside the Titirangi War Memorial Hall, sheltered from the on/off showers outside. Sitting at a table, sipping a miso soup, listening to Maria’s flamenco guitar – and looking up to the stage where tasting jars of sweet and savoury preserves beckon (together with a surfeit of apostrophy’s).

You can “Look Down!” on Friday (theme day).

May 9, 2016

Red

Filed under: Colours,Festivals,Markets — paul @ 7:06 am
Swiss Flags

Swiss Flags

Gunn (of Stavanger Daily Photo) noticed that yesterday’s Swiss Market post was predominantly blue. So I have to balance this with what obviously was the colour of the day: Red.

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red

March 23, 2016

At the Market

Filed under: Avondale,Markets — paul @ 7:07 am
Avondale Markets

Avondale Markets

There is always something to see at the Avondale Markets.

October 11, 2015

Concentration

Filed under: Avondale,Markets,Smile — paul @ 1:42 pm
Concentration

Concentration

A moment of recreation amidst the activity of the Avondale Sunday Market.

September 18, 2015

New Lynn Night Market

Filed under: Flowers,Food,Markets,New Lynn,People — paul @ 8:05 am
Smiles from John, Momo, and their orchids

Smiles from John, Momo, and their orchids

After a two months’ winter break, the New Lynn Night Market (every Thursday from 5:30pm to 9pm at the Community Centre) started up again at the beginning of September. When I was there last night, I thought that the number of stalls was smaller than last season – but there was an impressive variety nonetheless. Apart from the always popular dumplings and buns, ice-cream and donuts, there were stalls with traditional Iraqi, Sri Lankan, Filipino, Ethiopian and probably more. Inside soft music that did not overpower people’s conversations, and a stall with beautiful orchids. Nice!

Mr Music

Mr Music

Bill, Misi and Matilda: Pacific Wardens

Bill, Misi and Matilda: Pacific Wardens

From the Philippines

From the Philippines

Dumplings

Dumplings

Traditional Iraqi Stall

Traditional Iraqi Stall

After Dark

After Dark

June 29, 2015

A Bowl of Soup for Nepal

Filed under: Markets,People,Titirangi — paul @ 7:31 am
A Bowl of Soup for Nepal

A Bowl of Soup for Nepal

That was the theme of yesterday’s fundraiser by the Titirangi Potters Club at the monthly Titirangi Market. Not only was there a range of delicious soups – but you got to keep the bowl. Over the past weeks, the club had been busy making bowls (and plates, so that people like myself could take home a load of home baked biscuits), with all proceeds going to the Himalayan Trust‘s Rebuild Appeal. Great initiative!

In the picture from right: Gladys, Mariko, Ute and Richard (members of the Titirangi Potters Club) with customers.

June 15, 2015

Spring Onions

Filed under: Avondale,Markets,Patterns — paul @ 7:05 am
Spring Onions

Spring Onions

At the Avondale Markets.

May 10, 2015

Sunny Side Up?

Filed under: Avondale,Markets — paul @ 7:04 am
The Lineup

The Lineup

Eggs in the morning sun at the Avondale Sunday Market.

May 4, 2015

At the Market

Filed under: Avondale,Markets,People,Uncategorized — paul @ 7:02 am
Stallholders

Stallholders

Early at the Avondale Sunday Market a trio of stallholders gather for a cup of coffee and a natter.

April 30, 2015

If I Had a Hammer

Filed under: Avondale,Markets — paul @ 7:02 am
Take your pick

Take your pick

There was a good selection of hammers at the Avondale Markets, and it would seem that they had been hammering from morning to evening all over the land in their previous lives. A few hours later the choice was much more limited.

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