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

July 5, 2015

The Silos

Filed under: Night,Onehunga,Reflections — paul @ 8:14 am
Looking across Hillsborough Bay

Looking across Hillsborough Bay

Looking towards the Onehunga Wharf with the Holcim cement silos. From Hillsborough Bay.

June 17, 2015

The Puddle

Filed under: Birds,Reflections — paul @ 7:06 am
Red Billed Gull

Red Billed Gull

A red billed gull taking a sip.

April 19, 2015

Number Eight

Filed under: Black and White,Newton,Numbers,Reflections,Signs — paul @ 7:15 am
Number Eight

Number Eight

Seen in Canada Street, Newton. Home of Zambesi.

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

March 26, 2015

The Drainhole

Filed under: Patterns,Reflections — paul @ 7:13 am
The Drainhole

The Drainhole

Harsh morning sun and overnight precipitation.

March 1, 2015

Aging Room

Filed under: Food,Reflections,Smile,Theme Day — paul @ 7:00 am
Aging Room

Aging Room

No, it’s not me in God’s waiting room, but rather a display/dry aging cabinet at the Neat Meat Company in Ponsonby Central. You can look from the outside in, or from the inside out.

The City Daily Photo theme for March is “Aging”. Click here for more contributions to the theme.

Aging Room

Aging Room

February 21, 2015

Get Ready for a Lion Dance

Filed under: Eden Terrace,Reflections,Seasons — paul @ 7:06 am
Window Display

Window Display

The Year of the Sheep has started, and the window display at Xia is in tune with the season.

October 4, 2014

Cubic Structural Evolution

Filed under: Art,Black and White,City,Reflections — paul @ 7:22 am
Olafur Eliasson: The cubic structural evolution project

Olafur Eliasson: The cubic structural evolution project

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

The other day I was passing by the Auckland Art Gallery in Kitchener Street, when the big atrium window upstairs caught my eye, where young and old people were busy assembling structures from Lego pieces.

From the Gallery website:

The cubic structural evolution project, 2004, is a hands-on installation by Danish-Icelandic artist, Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967 Copenhagen). Comprising thousands of pieces of white Lego bricks scattered on a 12-metre-long table, the work invites Gallery visitors to become ‘architects’ by using the Lego to create endlessly re-forming structures limited only by imagination.

Towering cityscapes emerge out of the rubble of Lego bricks and constantly evolve as new visitors contribute to the work through construction, modification, destruction and re-construction – processes inherent to the lifecycle of any metropolis.

Being born in Denmark, Olafur Eliasson shares a connection with popular construction toy Lego (named from the Danish ‘leg godt’ meaning ‘play well’). The cubic structural evolution project, 2004, comments on community decision-making and urbanism and explores the relationship between maker, spectator and object.

This exhibit is here for the long run (1 September 2014 – 1 March 2015), but especially handy during the present school holidays.

The cross-hatched and chevron motifs composed from fluorescent tubes belong to the work of Aboriginal artist Jonathan Jones “untitled (sum of the parts)” (with reflections in various panes of glass).

September 27, 2014

Henderson Creek

Filed under: Black and White,Henderson,Reflections — paul @ 7:11 am
Henderson Creek

Henderson Creek

A still morning, tide is in.

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

For more reflection shots please visit James’ “Weekend Reflections“.

September 13, 2014

Three Whau Pods

Filed under: Black and White,Flowers,Reflections,Trees — Tags: — paul @ 7:31 am
Whau Pods

Whau Pods

A threesome of immature whau pods (Entelea arborescens).

For mature versions see here or here.

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

September 12, 2014

Fishing

Filed under: Birds,Cornwallis,Reflections — paul @ 7:57 am
Gotcha!

Gotcha!

Kingfisher snatching a crab. Cornwallis.

For more reflection shots please visit James’ “Weekend Reflections“.

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