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

August 1, 2016

Skyline

Filed under: City,Te Atatu,Theme Day — paul @ 7:07 am
Skyline

Skyline

The City Daily Photo theme for August is “My City’s Skyline”. This is Auckland as seen from Te Atatu Peninsula (Harbourview – Orangihina) on a rainy day.

Find pictures of skylines of cities all over the world by clicking here.

March 26, 2016

Striding Out

Filed under: Black and White,Te Atatu — paul @ 7:04 am
Striding Out

Striding Out

A walk in the morning sun at Te Atatu. Auckland’s Harbour Bridge in the distance. (Fittingly, “Te Atatu” is translated as “Dawn”.)

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

March 15, 2016

Kotare Te Atatu (The Dawn Kingfishers)

Filed under: Art,sculpture,Te Atatu — paul @ 7:03 am
Kotare Te Atatu (The Dawn Kingfishers)

Kotare Te Atatu (The Dawn Kingfishers)

Details from a flock of kingfishers at the Harbourview Sculpture Trail. About 15cm high, mounted on kanuka poles of varying lengths, these cast glass sculptures are the work of Fiona Rennie Schwieters. Shown here on a rainy day.

Kotare is the maori name for kingfisher (halcyon sancta), and Te Atatu – the location of the Trail – is translated as “Dawn”.

Kotare Te Atatu (The Dawn Kingfishers)

Kotare Te Atatu (The Dawn Kingfishers)

March 11, 2016

Awesome Volunteers

Filed under: People,Te Atatu — paul @ 7:05 am
Eddy

Eddy

Eddy and I are currently volunteering at the Harbourview Sculpture Trail, together with many others. The reward: happy visitors, and a T-shirt: “Awesome volunteer”. Awesome!

The Harbourview Sculpture Trail is the flagship activity of the registered charity Peninsula Arts Inc. Funds raised from the Harbourview Sculpture Trail are committed to the sustainability of the event and also support Peninsula Arts Inc.’s vision for a vibrant and creative community in which the arts are celebrated as integral and essential to daily life.

Awesome Volunteer

Awesome Volunteer

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…)

March 6, 2016

Eyelet (Rebecca Rose)

Filed under: Art,sculpture,Te Atatu — paul @ 8:45 am
Eyelet (Rebecca Rose)

Eyelet (Rebecca Rose)

An eyecatching work of impressive scale (stainless steel, 2 metres diameter) at the Harbourview Sculpture Trail in Te Atatu. The artist is Rebecca Rose.

From the catalogue: This sculpture is inspired by water and the beautiful sinuous shapes water creates in our environment. For me, the rivers, lakeshores and twisting coastlines are an ever-evolving art form. This work stands as a reminder to all of us, to care for this precious resource.

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

March 5, 2016

Manu Hangarua (Todd Sheridan)

Filed under: Art,sculpture,Te Atatu — paul @ 10:05 am
Manu Hangarua (Todd Sheridan)

Manu Hangarua (Todd Sheridan)

The Harbourview Sculpture Trail in Te Atatu opens today. Set on a beautiful site with views of Auckland, lush vegetation and fine wetlands.

From Saturday 5 March to Monday 28 March 2016. Open daily from 10am-6pm Mon to Thurs, with later Twilight hours every Friday & Saturday till 7.30pm.

This sculpture “Manu Hangarua” (recycled kite) by Gisborn artist Todd Sheridan has proud position at the top, wetlands in the mid-ground and the receding tide stretching to Auckland City in the distance.

From the catalogue: “Manu Hangarua was inspired by the form of ‘Manu Tukutuku’ or ‘Manu Aute’, two examples of traditional Māori kites. They were flown for leisure, and were also used for spiritual purposes. Given the winds that sweep over this site, the sculpture fits within the kaupapa and context of the land.

March 2, 2016

Harbourview

Filed under: City,Te Atatu — paul @ 12:42 pm
Orangihina, Te Atatu

Orangihina, Te Atatu

Not much of a view last Monday, with low cloud and occasional periods of heavy rainfall (clouds barely clearing Mount Albert in the picture). But the weather is improving and the opening of the Harbourview Sculpture Trail is approaching. Plan a visit, it’s going to be great!

From Saturday 5 March to Monday 28 March 2016. Open daily from 10am-6pm Mon to Thurs, with later Twilight hours every Friday & Saturday till 7.30pm.

Pictures from past events here. Or get a preview on Facebook.

November 24, 2015

Hooked on Fish

Filed under: Te Atatu,Walls — paul @ 7:01 am
Te Atatu Mural by Cliff Uepa

Te Atatu Mural by Cliff Uepa

The big Te Atatu mural by Cliff Uepa identifies the shop behind the large wall next to the Te Atatu Peninsula Roundabout, and also advertises all that you could meet in and around Te Atatu. Boats, Sky Tower, Harbour Bridge, Waitakere Ranges, surfers, beaches, wildlife of all manner, and then some. Too big to fit into one frame…

More murals at Oakland Daily Photo.

Te Atatu Mural by Cliff Uepa

Te Atatu Mural by Cliff Uepa

Te Atatu Mural by Cliff Uepa

Te Atatu Mural by Cliff Uepa

November 19, 2015

Shades of Blue

Filed under: Colours,Te Atatu — paul @ 8:07 pm
Shades of Blue

Shades of Blue

Blue netting, blue sky – and the ubiquitous orange. Construction site, Te Atatu.

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