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

August 12, 2016

Infrastructure

Filed under: New Lynn — paul @ 7:01 am
Infrastructure

Infrastructure

The former brickworks have disappeared, the land levelled, and roads lined up. Now the various services are brought to the future front doors. The development (“West Edge“) will comprise 1800 dwellings.

Rankin Avenue, New Lynn.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

July 18, 2016

Football

Filed under: New Lynn,Sport — paul @ 7:03 am
The Goalkeeper

The Goalkeeper

When I was walking by the Whau River on Saturday, a couple of local soccer teams were playing at Ken Maunder Park. A minimal number of spectators and a chilly breeze. I think it’s the Lynn-Avon AFC Reserves in Red.

Goal Kick

Goal Kick

Throw-In

Throw-In

The Referee

The Referee

June 20, 2016

Short Days

Filed under: New Lynn,Seasons — paul @ 7:48 pm
Morning Workout

Morning Workout

Tomorrow morning will be the solstice – days are short, but will be getting longer. This was the scene early today at the Portage Road playing fields.

June 4, 2016

Winter Approaching

Filed under: Black and White,New Lynn,Trees — paul @ 7:04 am
Tulip Tree

Tulip Tree

Well, according to NZ convention, winter started on June 1. And the temperatures have dropped on cue, as have many of the leaves of this Tulip tree at the New Lynn Community Centre.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

May 2, 2016

The Yellow Dinghy

Filed under: Kelston,New Lynn — paul @ 9:49 am
The Yellow Dinghy

The Yellow Dinghy

Late afternoon at the Whau River on an incoming tide.

April 25, 2016

Peace Poppies

Filed under: New Lynn — paul @ 7:08 am
Peace Poppies

Peace Poppies

Anzac Day — Day of remembrance. In 2013 local artist Cristina Beth started the community project “Peace Poppies” to incorporate the idea of peace in the war commemorations. This year there are a number of massed displays of hand crafted poppies (42,000 of them, created in community actions). This one on Todd Triangle, New Lynn.

Peacepoppies.com

Peace Poppies

Peace Poppies

Peace Poppies

Peace Poppies

April 23, 2016

The Spider and its Web

Filed under: Black and White,New Lynn,Shadows — paul @ 8:49 am
Lynnmall, New Lynn

Lynnmall, New Lynn

Light cupola at Lynnmall, New Lynn.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

March 18, 2016

You Cannot Vote …

Filed under: Design,New Lynn — paul @ 7:38 am
No Middle Way

No Middle Way

… for the middle flag! The second flag referendum will result in a binding decision between the old flag and the alternative shown to the left. Much has been said about the virtues of each of them, by people with much higher celebrity ranking than this writer, so I won’t bore you with an excited plea for one or the other. Except: VOTE!

There are three ways to return your voting paper from overseas. You can send it by post, but need to make sure the envelope is post-marked by Wednesday 23 March. You can also return it by fax or secure upload before 7.00pm Thursday 24 March (NZ time).

It’s a postal vote, and the recommendation for locals is to post it by Monday, 21 March. Take it from an experienced procrastinator: Do it NOW, if you have not done so already.

February 24, 2016

Remarkable Unemployees

Filed under: New Lynn,People — paul @ 7:36 am
Keziah and Ethan in their Pod

Keziah and Ethan in their Pod

The glistening pod down at Lynnmall is eye-catching and the icecream they dispense is yummy!

Keziah and Ethan have run this pod since December and are all smiles. The concept of Pride and Joy is a franchise model aimed at empowering people to develop business skills from small beginnings.

You wanted to see the ice-cream? I have eaten it!

The Shiny Pod

The Shiny Pod

December 1, 2015

Shop Window

Filed under: New Lynn,Reflections,Theme Day — paul @ 7:08 am
Shop Window

Shop Window

The City Daily Photo theme for December is “Shop Window”. If you look into this window you have a choice of Christmas lights forever or take in the scenery. Lighting Direct, New Lynn.

More pictures for the theme here.

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