A stroll through New Lynn at sunset.
November 26, 2015
November 8, 2015
November 5, 2015
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.
September 18, 2015
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!
September 13, 2015
A grabshot along Great North Road.
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September 6, 2015
The sign on the (soon also to disappear) shed reads “Dispatch Office”. The entire brickworks (formerly Monier) is making way for much needed dwellings – 1800 of them; can only hope that the infrastructure will cope.
September 4, 2015
A well-worn rusty lock at the Ken Maunder Bridge (joining Ken Maunder Park and Keelson, the one that is littered with numbers). Somebody did not succeed in starting a trend – but I wonder how the chain carved such a deep groove into the metal.
August 7, 2015
A couple of spur-winged plovers found the vacant plot (high wire mesh fences, patches of weed) so appealing, they started their family right there. So now there are a couple of the cutest plover chicks in a safe environment. If you walk past the property, one of the adults or possibly both start to shriek nervously, moving purposefully away from wherever the babies might be …
July 28, 2015
In its entirety, the sign reads “Green Bay Auctions”, but I preferred to frame the shot so that it would just be an advertisement for Green Bay (a kilometre or so up the road – these auction rooms are well and truly in New Lynn, not that it mattered). And green they are, with a nice cabbage tree and its shadow adding to the scene.
July 24, 2015
Yesterday morning we had thick fog around our area. This was one of my early morning shots: a groundsman marking out the playing field.