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ANZAC Day — Gallipoli 100

Popy Wall --- Gallipoli 100

Popy Wall — Gallipoli 100

April 25 is Anzac Day, a day of commemoration in Australia and New Zealand. On this day in 1915, the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (together with other troops) landed at Gallipoli (Turkey), the beginning of a disastrous campaign with huge loss of lives.…

The Soccer Ball

Navigation Equipment on the Yuan Wang 6

Navigation Equipment on the Yuan Wang 6

Today this blog celebrates its second anniversary, daily posts since Christmas Eve 2009.

The soccer ball is part of the superstructure on the Yuan Wang 6, one of the ships that support Chinese space missions.…

What’s Going On?

Crew Members, Yuan Wang 6

Crew Members, Yuan Wang 6

When the Yuan Wang 6 was lying alongside Queens Wharf, there was an interesting activity near the rear. A small truck was parked on the wharf, laden with boxes of Karicare baby formula. It appeared that crew members were in the process of purchasing quantities of the product, maybe even in the form of some kind of auction.…

Safety First!

Yellow Moon at Wynyard Wharf

Yellow Moon at Wynyard Wharf

The cargo ship Yellow Moon alongside Wynyard Wharf. A dark sky provides sharp contrast to the white superstructure and tanks as the sun is about to set.

“Safety First – No Smoking”

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!…

Yuan Wang 6

Yuan Wang 6

Yuan Wang 6

Yuan Wang is a class of space tracking ship of the Chinese Navy, and number 6 was in the Port of Auckland recently, on Queens Wharf. These ships support China’s space missions. I liked the writing.

See also here.…

Liverpool Splice

Vili and George

Vili and George

Vili and George are based in Henderson, but their work often brings them to the ships at the Wynyard Quarter. George explained to me that what they are working at is a Liverpool splice. Connecting two steel ropes together.…

The Tanks

Tanks, Wynyard Quarter

Tanks, Wynyard Quarter

The Tank Farm in Auckland’s Wynyard quarter provides unlimited opportunities to study shapes and shadows. At present, there is a lot of development going on in this neighbourhood.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.…

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