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.

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 1, 2016

Trees

Filed under: Shadows,Theme Day — paul @ 7:54 am
Trees, Godley Road

Trees, Godley Road

The Titirangi Golf Course and Godley Road in Green Bay are separated by a fence and a line of old trees.

The City Daily Photo theme for June is “Shadow and Highlight”. Click here for more contributions.

May 1, 2016

Fungal Beauty

Filed under: Fungi,Theme Day — paul @ 7:02 am
Aseroe Rubra

Aseroe Rubra

Found quite often in wood chip mulch, the starfish fungus (aseroe rubra) fully deserves its common name “anemone stinkhorn”. The brown spore masses on the ‘tentacles’ ooze a distinctly fecal aroma, making these pretty pictures ideal illustrations for the City Daily Photo theme of May: “Smell”. Many more images describing olfactory sensations may be found here.

Aseroe Rubra

Aseroe Rubra

April 1, 2016

Bird Track

Filed under: Birds,Karekare,Patterns,Theme Day — paul @ 7:07 am
Bird Track

Bird Track

Ripples in the sand on Karekare beach.

The City Daily Photo theme for April is “The Beauty of Simplicity”. Click here for more simplicity.

March 1, 2016

Titirangi

Filed under: Theme Day,Titirangi — paul @ 7:02 am
Morning Mist

Morning Mist

The City Daily Photo theme for March is “Where do you belong? Where is Heimat for you?” or something along these lines. My stock reply to this is: “home is where I am” – and for the last 46 years this was Auckland, the most recent 11 years in the suburb of Titirangi. The present pictures were taken last Sunday. A bit of mist in the valleys, as seen from Mount Atkinson, a view of the village from the top of Lopdell House, and to prove that we are not totally bucolic, a traffic jam at the roundabout.

More interpretations of the theme here.

The Village

The Village

Traffic Jam

Traffic Jam

February 1, 2016

The Library Cafe

Filed under: Buildings,Onehunga,Theme Day — paul @ 7:01 am
A Game of Chess and a Muffin

A Game of Chess and a Muffin

The City Daily Photo theme for February is “Cafe”. Click here for more images from around the globe.

The Library Cafe” in Onehunga used to be a “Carnegie Free Library”; the building operated as library from 1912 to 1970. Presently, the stately building operates as child friendly and down to earth cafe. There is a sizeable dining room and a more intimate “Reading Room”, all with fine wood paneling. Enjoyable atmosphere and good coffee.

More detailed information at the Timespanner blog.

Reading Room

Reading Room

The Library Cafe

The Library Cafe

Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie

December 1, 2015

Shop Window

Filed under: New Lynn,Reflections,Theme Day — paul @ 7:08 am
Shop Window

Shop Window

The City Daily Photo theme for December is “Shop Window”. If you look into this window you have a choice of Christmas lights forever or take in the scenery. Lighting Direct, New Lynn.

More pictures for the theme here.

November 1, 2015

Ephemeral

Filed under: Black and White,Theme Day — paul @ 5:52 am
From Inside

From Inside

The City Daily Photo theme for November is “Ephemeral”. As in “lacks duration”, “whoosh – it’s all over”. Just look at fashion, or – well many more possible interpretations can be found here.

My take on the theme is a look out the window on a day of rain and hail, with melting bits of hail sliding down the pane and vanishing along the way.

And in taking the picture, the transient became permanent – you have to use your imagination to see how ephemeral this is …

October 1, 2015

Bike Shelter (Thomas Keal)

Filed under: Theme Day — paul @ 7:01 am
Bike Shelter (Thomas Keal)

Bike Shelter (Thomas Keal)

This stylish bike shelter is near the main entrance to Unitec. The result of a design competition, won by Thomas Keal. Footprint 5m x 2m, fabricated from powder coated steel with high impact acrylic panels by CAM NZ.

The City Daily Photo theme for October is “Shelter”. Click here to see more contributions.

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