Meola Reef from Coyle Park
Auckland’s longest lava flow (11km) extends about 2km into the Waitemata Harbour, between Point Chevalier and Westmere. Aged about 28,000 years, it contrasts here with younger landmarks: the Auckland Harbour Bridge (completed 1959 – clip-ons 1969) and the volcanic island of Rangitoto (15th century).
Unitec Institute of Technology has park-like grounds with many beautiful trees. Among them several groups of Dragon Trees (draecena draco). Here a view into the crown of one of them.
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It might have taken a promise of brownie points in perpetuity to get me to this place, but when we got there I actually had fun just looking at colours, shapes and sizes of buttons, beads, ribbons, frills, and whatever, whilst Mrs H was more focused in the pursuit of finding an exact match for a button (or something…). Should you be in need of fashion detailing, this could well be the place to go.
The Bead Hold, 161 Point Chevalier Road, Point Chevalier (and online).
The Bead Hold
Library, Point Chevalier
The library at Point Chevalier was purpose-built in 1986, on the site where the first Point Chevalier library stood from 1926 to 1936, at which time the library moved to the Coronation Hall nearby.
Claire Gummer has a fine article about this library in her “Latitude of Libraries“.
The marae at Unitec Institute of Technology blends traditional and modern styles. The gargoyles along the spouting are a contemporary expression. Master carver for the meeting house (Te Noho Kotahitanga, built 2003–2009): Dr Lyonel Grant.
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Painted Boxes: Asylum and Nurse
This pair of traffic control cabinets sits at the intersection of Great North, Carrington and Point Chevalier Roads, echoing the nearby building 01 of Unitec Institute of Technology in its original incarnation as lunatic asylum.
Unitec, Rear View
This smiling window greeted me when I walked around yesterday’s building (Unitec Institute of Technology, Point Chevalier) to enjoy the fine brickwork.
Unitec, Building 01
This is building 01 of Unitec Institute of Technology in Point Chevalier, Auckland. Built in the 1860s as a lunatic asylum, with bricks most probably manufatured on site. Timespanner has a timeline of the history of this building.
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Unitec, Building 01
Garage Door, Point Chevalier
I saw this garage door on Great North Road, Point Chevalier, and thought “lime green”. According to Wikipedia: “Lime (color#BFFF00) is a pure spectral color at approximately 564 nanometers on the visible spectrum when plotted on the CIE chromaticity diagram.”
Google will delight you with many more shades and applications of lime green.
This house with its unusual fence is near the end of Point Chevalier Road. Makes for an interesting change. Some of the panels shown below. There are two signatures, one of them “DT”, the other I cannot decipher, the year is 2005. (There is a renowned graffiti artist “DT” in Auckland, but I don’t know if this is the same.)