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POP Plinths

Three Tongan Creatives

Three Tongan Creatives

I was near the top of Ponsonby Road yesterday, when I spotted the plinths and performers (as well as some Council staffers as well as Ali Ikram from TV3’s “Campbell Live”). Auckland Council and Waitemata Local Board are keeping the population amused (some more and some less so) with a bit of POP Foolery.…

World

World

World

Colourful shop, corner Ponsonby Road and Picton Street. Little girls with ice creams (and old codgers without) stay outside.

Utility box painted by Doug Ford 2014.

Enjoy! (Doug Ford, 2014)

Enjoy! (Doug Ford, 2014)

Three Lamps

Three Lamps Replica, Ponsonby

Three Lamps Replica, Ponsonby

In the 1870’s a lamp post with three gas lights was erected in the middle of the intersection of Ponsonby, Jervois, College Hill and St Marys roads. And the area became known as “Three Lamps”. In the 1930’s, the 11 meters high pole was moved to the corner by what was later to become the Gluepot (a pub), but soon that disappeared, and three lamps were placed on the verandah of the hotel, above the footpath.…

“il etait une fois…”

South of France in Ponsonby

South of France in Ponsonby

That’s how fairytales start in French, and it is the inscription on the facade of this house which transplants the viewer into the South of France with its trompe-l’œil painting facing the carpark beside. Even the street address got its French translation.…

Two Pebble Mosaics in Ponsonby

Pebble Mosaic (Mark Davidson)

Pebble Mosaic (Mark Davidson)

Pebble Mosaic (Mark Davidson)

Pebble Mosaic (Mark Davidson)

Pebble sculptures are not exactly common. All the more unusual then, that we find two of them within close proximity near the top end of Ponsonby Road, at Western Park. The first one, marking the entrance to the park, and occupying the entire footpath and more, is entitled “Pebble Mosaic” and made by Mark Davidson.…

Self Portrait in Ponsonby

How to Make Friends?

How to Make Friends?

(Me and) the Three Lamps end of Ponsonby Road reflected in the rear end of an SUV. They might be pretty good at whatever it is they are doing, but diplomacy does not seem to be their speacialty.…

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