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

July 21, 2016

I Wish!

Filed under: Smile,Titirangi — paul @ 7:09 am
Hair

Hair

The good folk at Face and Body have a way with words. I am clearly not part of their target demographic, even if we allow for facial hair …

July 17, 2016

Who told a fib?

Filed under: Parnell,Smile — paul @ 7:01 am
Pinocchio

Pinocchio

I found Pinocchios in all sizes, and even a spare nose, at Passion for Paper in Parnell.

July 4, 2016

Baker’s Dozen

Filed under: Smile,Titirangi — paul @ 7:02 am
Thirteen

Thirteen

… or something about yeast…

Seen yesterday morning at the top of Mount Atkinson, Titirangi, after a pretty chilly night.

July 1, 2016

Look Down!

Filed under: Smile,Theme Day — paul @ 7:02 am
Look Down!

Look Down!

“Look Down!” commands the City Daily Photo theme for July. This is what I saw — just don’t tell me I have a foot fetish!

Below: even the swans at Western Springs are looking down!

Find more contributions to the theme here.

Swans Looking Down

Swans Looking Down

June 27, 2016

Look Up!

Filed under: Markets,Smile,Titirangi — paul @ 8:20 am
Preserves and Apostorphies

Preserves and Apostorphies

At the Titirangi Sunday Market: inside the Titirangi War Memorial Hall, sheltered from the on/off showers outside. Sitting at a table, sipping a miso soup, listening to Maria’s flamenco guitar – and looking up to the stage where tasting jars of sweet and savoury preserves beckon (together with a surfeit of apostrophy’s).

You can “Look Down!” on Friday (theme day).

March 9, 2016

Flower Power

Filed under: Smile,Te Atatu — paul @ 7:01 am
Flower Power

Flower Power

Enjoying the Harbourview Sculpture Trail. (There is a sculpture entitled “flowerpower” right behind me – but I got distracted…)

February 14, 2016

Matters of the Heart

Filed under: Smile,Titirangi — paul @ 7:08 am
Woodlands Park Roundabout

Woodlands Park Roundabout

Subtle hints at the Woodlands Park roundabout, more forceful message at Face&Body…

Happy Valentines Day.

Or if you are not romantically inclined, you may want to visit the Heart Foundation.

Regret?

Regret?

February 10, 2016

Shadow Play

Filed under: Art,Smile — paul @ 7:23 am
Shadow Play

Shadow Play

Was it the genius of the artist or of the curator’s sense of humour that made me see faces all over the wall?

Merit award at the Portage Ceramic Awards 2015 (at Te Uru): “Too Many Surgeons” by Virginia Leonard (clay and mixed media).

Too Many Surgeons (Virginia Leonard)

Too Many Surgeons (Virginia Leonard)

February 8, 2016

Hide and Seek?

Filed under: Birds,Onehunga,Smile — paul @ 7:00 am
Pied Stilts

Pied Stilts

Pied Stilts at Taumanu Reserve

January 31, 2016

PUUUSH

Filed under: Smile — paul @ 7:08 am
Number Plate

Number Plate

I don’t think the car was broken down…

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