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

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.

September 6, 2015

Dispatched

Filed under: History,New Lynn — paul @ 8:02 am
Demolition

Demolition

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.

Demolition

Demolition

Demolition

Demolition

September 4, 2015

Love Lock?

Filed under: Bridges,Kelston,New Lynn,Smile — paul @ 8:18 am
Ken Maunder Bridge

Ken Maunder Bridge

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

Cute

Filed under: Birds,New Lynn — paul @ 7:05 am
Baby Spur-winged Plover

Baby Spur-winged Plover

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 …

Parent Spur-winged Plover

Parent Spur-winged Plover

July 28, 2015

Green

Filed under: Buildings,New Lynn — paul @ 8:37 am
Green Bay Auctions

Green Bay Auctions

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.

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