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

June 10, 2017

Powerplay

Filed under: Black and White,New Lynn,Patterns,Shadows — paul @ 10:40 am
Patterns

Patterns

Having fun with the curves and shadows of the New Lynn substation.

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

June 7, 2017

Frogparking

Filed under: Cars,New Lynn — paul @ 8:05 pm
Frogparking

Frogparking

Frogparking is — according to their website — a complete solution – engage, enforce, enhance and enjoy your parking ecosystem! So if you found yourself guided to a free parking space, it might be thanks to their efforts. Likewise, if you find yourself fined after exceeding your parking time by the smallest of margins, that might well be their technology as well. Pictured is the wireless unit mounted on the ground which communicates comings and goings to a central brain.

This unit (and many more) was at the carpark at Lynnmall; some information about their plans for a VMS (vehicle management system) are on their website.

June 5, 2017

Strong

Filed under: Animals,Art,New Lynn,Walls — paul @ 5:28 pm
The Gorilla

The Gorilla

The Strong Factory is a gym in Portage Road, symbols of strength adorn the brick wall.

For more murals, visit Monday Mural at Oakland Daily Photo.

The Lion

The Lion

May 26, 2017

Before the Dust Settled

Filed under: Clouds,Light,New Lynn — paul @ 1:38 pm
Cloud of Dust

Cloud of Dust

First make dust — then let it settle! Concrete cutters produce both, noise and dust. Then it’s time to dowse with water.

The West Edge housing development in Rankin Road is under way.

May 22, 2017

Autumnal

Filed under: New Lynn,Seasons,Shadows,Trees — paul @ 7:50 pm
Shadows

Shadows

The mellow sun of the late afternoon casts a shadow of the thinning tulip tree onto the brick wall of The Potters Post (strangely, the sign proclaiming the name of the building seems to have disappeared from the front).

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.

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