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

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.

November 26, 2015

Sundown

Filed under: New Lynn — paul @ 9:21 am
Last Light

Last Light

A stroll through New Lynn at sunset.

Looking West

Looking West

Moonrise

Moonrise

November 8, 2015

Scissors

Filed under: New Lynn,Shadows — paul @ 7:08 am
Scissor Lift

Scissor Lift

Scissor lift at the construction site, Lynnmall.

November 5, 2015

Last Minute

Filed under: Buildings,New Lynn — paul @ 10:28 am
The Brickworks

The Brickworks

It was a hive of activity, when I was down there at Lynnmall early today: 2 hours to go to until they open up a new wing of restaurants, with the formal opening due for midday. A lane of 7 new eateries, several new shops, and cinemas due to open later this month.

Bricks to remember New Lynn’s heritage of brick making – just as the last brick factory makes way to a housing development.

Last Minute Activity

Last Minute Activity

Brick Wall

Brick Wall

The Brickworks

The Brickworks

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

September 13, 2015

Noodle Eaters

Filed under: Black and White,New Lynn,People — paul @ 8:01 am
Noodle Eaters

Noodle Eaters

A grabshot along Great North Road.

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

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