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

June 12, 2017

High Tension

Filed under: Advertisements,Onehunga — paul @ 1:19 pm
Ultimate Thrills

Ultimate Thrills

High tension wires at the Taumanu Reserve Bridge, Onehunga.

May 29, 2017

King Tide

Filed under: Onehunga,sculpture,Water — paul @ 9:08 am
Help!

Help!

Friday night/Saturday morning we had exceptionally high tides, even in the estuary that is Manukau Harbour. The picture below was taken about 10 days earlier at nearly full tide. (4.42m vs 3.37m at Onehunga)

The sculpture is at the shore end of the Onehunga sea wall, next to the Manukau Cruising Club. There must be a story behind it – but I have not been able to find anything about it.

Putto with Fish

Putto with Fish

May 21, 2017

220,000 VOLTS

Filed under: Mangere,Manukau,Onehunga,Volcanoes — paul @ 8:00 pm
Pylon

Pylon

Do not climb (the pylon, that is; it is pylon 32 on Line A between Otahuhu to Henderson). More importantly: clear blue sky with a promise of (so far) the coldest night to come (3 degrees C expected). In the background right: Mangere Mountain, one of our volcanic hills. Manukau Cruising Club in the foreground.

May 18, 2017

Not the America’s Cup!

Filed under: Boats,Onehunga,Sport — paul @ 1:14 pm
Sailing

Sailing

Model sailboat enthusiasts show off their skills in a regatta on the Onehunga Lagoon, last weekend.

June 2, 2016

Orange

Filed under: Onehunga,Sky — paul @ 8:34 am
Orange

Orange

A surveyor in HiViz at Taumanu Reserve, Onehunga.

April 6, 2016

Location Signs: Onehunga

Filed under: Location Signs,Onehunga — paul @ 7:01 am
Onehunga

Onehunga

The logo of Onehunga is a ‘crooked house’, a free rendition of the former Post Office of the suburb (corner Onehunga Mall and Princes Street). Always cheerful with its yellow background.

More murals at Oakland Daily Photos.

Onehunga

Onehunga

April 5, 2016

Former Post Office, Onehunga

Filed under: Buildings,Onehunga — paul @ 9:13 am
Former Post Office, Onehunga

Former Post Office, Onehunga

This stone building was opened in 1902 as the post office of the borough of Onehunga, serving in this role for 70 years. Nowadays it is a Columbus Coffee House. Great to sit under the trees out the back on a fine day!

Corner Princes Street and Onehnga Mall.

March 31, 2016

Wayfinder Pou — Taumanu Reserve

Filed under: Onehunga,pou — paul @ 7:09 am
Wayfinder Pou --- Taumanu Reserve

Wayfinder Pou — Taumanu Reserve

This pou (carved post) stands above the still fairly new Taumanu Reserve, at the southern end of the pedestrian/cycle bridge crossing State Highway 20. The work of master carver Ted Ngataka.

Wayfinder Pou: Detail

Wayfinder Pou: Detail

March 20, 2016

Interactive

Filed under: Art,Onehunga,People — paul @ 9:07 am
Dome and Entrance Way

Dome and Entrance Way

A tent and skeleton building had sprung up at Taumanu Reserve by the boat ramp last Friday: an Interactive Art Installation “Flagging Hope” from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 March. The idea to express your hope(s) on a small flag which is then attached to the strings of the building – hopefully all aflutter by Sunday afternoon. Juanita had all the materials: felt pens, paints and brushes, linen flags, and even a bag of lollies for bribes…

Angie Joy, Stella, and Juanita

Angie Joy, Stella, and Juanita

Mangere Mountain

Mangere Mountain

Sunday Afternoon

Sunday Afternoon

February 19, 2016

One Month Old

Filed under: Birds,Onehunga — paul @ 7:59 pm
Pied Stilt Chick

Pied Stilt Chick

The pied stilts at Taumanu Reserve have grown a lot in the month since they hatched (could be a couple of days more). Still not flying, but quite independent – under watchful eyes of the parents.

Wing Stretch

Wing Stretch

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