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Bike Shelter (Thomas Keal)

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.

Curiosities

Curious

Curious

One of two figures in Te Uru recently, when they wanted to evoke that robot-y or space-y or whatever (in one word: “curious”) feeling. The City Daily Photo bloggers’ theme for September is “curiosities”. Today also is the beginning of spring in this country, and the weather is nothing if not curious…

More contributions to the theme are found here.

Curious

Curious

Yikes!

YikeBike

YikeBike

The City Daily Photo theme for August is “Bicycle”. My contribution is a picture of the YikeBike, a fully folding electric bike. I saw this several years ago in a shop in Auckland, but have not ever seen it in action. Go to the YikeBike website for video clips. The unconventional handlebars, the origami-like fold up, not least the glistening finish – a feast. Headquarters and manufacturing of the YikeBike is in Christchurch, New Zealand.

And while on the subject of intriguing modes of electric-powered locomotion (but outside the brief of “BIcycles”): just recently when I was framing a shot on Grafton Bridge, Auckland, a gentleman floated into the picture on a single wheel: an “AirWheel“. Looked very classy and does not even need to be folded up!

For more contributions to the theme of “Bicycles” click here.

AirWheel

AirWheel

Upside Down

Upside Down

Upside Down

The City Daily Photo theme for July is “upside down”. Much scratching of head and some panic ensued on trying to capture that in a picture. After futile attempts to shoot a selfie while performing a headstand, I relaxed on the couch where the solution stared me in the eye: this issue of the New Zealand Herald’s weekend magazine ‘canvas’ had a multipage advertising section that was set off from the rest by going back to front and upside down.

More ways of expressing the concept can be found here.

Upside Down

Upside Down

Style

Style

Style

Eye-catching — but not my size, alas! Seen at the International Cultural Festival in Mount Roskill a while ago.

Today, New Zealand celebrates Queen’s Birthday; it is also the official beginning of winter, and the City Daily Photo community celebrates “Style”. Click here for more stylish offerings.

Noting that I have posted under the heading “Style” before, even with the subject being women’s shoes, I must fear that the police will be after me … Serious trouble, considering there is an even earlier item.

Revolution

AMP Centre

AMP Centre

The City Daily Photo theme for May is “Revolution”. Click here to meet more revolutionary ideas in words and pictures.

Shown here is the entrance to the AMP Centre in Customs Street, Auckland Central. With 21 levels of premium corporate office space, this might not be the place for revolutions — were it not for the shiny revolving door…

Self Portrait with Coathanger

Me and a Coathanger

Me and a Coathanger

I wanted to scratch my head — but I could not find it …

The City Daily Photo theme for April is “My Camera-shy Self Portrait“. Above is my most recent one, at ECC Lighting and Furniture during the Urbis Design Day on March 21.

Quite a few more are found in my growing collection of selfies. Two fine examples (April 12, 2012, and December 22, 2012) below.

Click here to see the work of many more closet narcissists.

Hello World!

Hello World!

Self Portrait with MCA Sydney and Anish Kapoor's Sky Mirror

Self Portrait with MCA Sydney and Anish Kapoor’s Sky Mirror

Aging Room

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

West Coast

Piha

Piha

The title of the City Daily Photo theme for February has a record length:
“If you had to leave forever the city from which you usually post, what would you miss most?” Click here to see what others would miss.

For me, if I have to dwell on possible regrets, it would no doubt be Auckland’s West Coast, its rugged nature and infinite moods.

Piha Waves

Piha Waves

Thomas

Thomas

Thomas

A happy new year to all!

The City Daily Photo theme for January is “photo of the year”. My choice is this black and white shot of grandson Thomas. We have just spent a glorious time together with extended family at Boomerang Beach (Australia) – explaining in part my absence from the blogging scene over the last few weeks – and today is the day we have to say goodbye as he heads off to Hong Kong and we get ready to travel home to Auckland.

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