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

February 7, 2016

… flies like an arrow

Filed under: People,Sport,West Island — paul @ 7:02 am
Archery

Archery

Grandson Felix develops his archery skills. Christmas holidays, Sydney.

May 24, 2014

Self Portrait with Pyramid

Filed under: Art,Black and White,sculpture,West Island — Tags: — paul @ 7:09 am
Pyramid (Sol LeWitt 2005)

Pyramid (Sol LeWitt 2005)

From an exhibition of work by the American conceptual artist Sol LeWitt at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The exhibition runs until August 3.

See my growing collection of selfies.

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

Pyramid (Sol LeWitt 2005)

Pyramid (Sol LeWitt 2005)

May 1, 2014

Disco Ball

Filed under: People,Reflections,Theme Day,West Island — paul @ 7:01 am
Disco Ball at Carriageworks

Disco Ball at Carriageworks

Our Sydney grandsons Felix and Zac study their reflections in the square tiles of a giant disco ball at Carriageworks, Sydney.

Today marks the end of a great holiday in Sydney, as well as “Theme Day” for the City Daily Photo bloggers. The theme for May is “Squares” (after “Triangles” last month – will it be “Pentagons” next?).. Click here to see other contributions to the theme.

December 28, 2012

Sydney Houses

Filed under: Buildings,West Island — paul @ 11:43 am
St James Road, Bondi Junction

St James Road, Bondi Junction

There are many charming lanes in Sydney. This is St James Road, Bondi Junction, next to the Bus Depot.

December 26, 2012

Bondi Beach

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Bondi Beach: Bench Mosaic

Bondi Beach: Bench Mosaic

Bondi Beach is where the action is in Sydney.

Bondi Beach on a Quiet Morning

Bondi Beach on a Quiet Morning

December 22, 2012

Sky Mirror (Anish Kapoor)

Filed under: Art,Reflections,West Island — Tags: — paul @ 7:29 am
Sky Mirror (Anish Kapoor, 2006)

Sky Mirror (Anish Kapoor, 2006)

For more weekend reflections, go to James’ Weekend Reflections site.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is hosting an exhibition of works by the renowned artist Anish Kapoor. We visited the museum the day before the opening, and found a gigantic stainless steel mirror (concave towards the sky, to watch the clouds go by, and to see some highrise buildings, depending on the angle of view; and convex towards the museum building). Ten metres in diameter, it is a spectacular sight.

From the MCA web page:

In this selection of key works across two floors of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, you can encounter Kapoor’s powerful artworks up close and in-depth. Highlights include 1000 Names (1979-80), his early powdered pigment geometric sculptures; Void (1989), a large deep blue sculpture that changes from a convex to a concave form depending on your position; one of the artist’s most ambitious works, the 24-ton Memory (2008) which completely fills one of the MCA’s spacious galleries as if squeezed between the white walls; and the monumental My Red Homeland (2003), which replicates the role of the artist. In this enormous circular sculpture, a large motorised steel blade slowly cuts a course through 25 tons of red wax, endlessly dissecting and re-shaping it into new forms.

Self Portrait with MCA Sydney

Self Portrait with MCA Sydney

Sky Mirror (Anish Kapoor, 2006)

Sky Mirror (Anish Kapoor, 2006)

December 21, 2012

A Sydney Sky

Filed under: West Island — paul @ 7:25 am
From the Sydney Opera House

From the Sydney Opera House

Some of Sydney’s icons: water, bridge, blue sky (and beside me the Opera House).

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

December 20, 2012

Painted Boxes: Sydney Harbour Scenes

Filed under: Art,Painted Boxes,West Island — paul @ 7:17 am
Sydney Harbour Scenes

Sydney Harbour Scenes

At the corner of Oxford and Nelson Streets, Bondi Junction. It is always fun to see painted utility boxes in other places, although I did not come across many here in Sydney.
The artist is Stephen Evans.

Sydney Harbour Scenes

Sydney Harbour Scenes