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

June 11, 2017

Torn Curtain

Filed under: Buildings,Huia — paul @ 9:24 am
Brick Wall

Brick Wall

The north facing wall of this Watercare service building at the foot of the Lower Huia Dam gets plenty of sunlight year-in and year-out.

June 10, 2017

Powerplay

Filed under: Black and White,New Lynn,Patterns,Shadows — paul @ 10:40 am
Patterns

Patterns

Having fun with the curves and shadows of the New Lynn substation.

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

June 9, 2017

Signs

Filed under: Avondale,Signs — paul @ 5:29 pm
Signs

Signs

Motorway signage at the Patiki Road Exit city bound of State Highway 16. The first time that I noticed the logo WR (Western Ring Route – leftmost item for Exit 8B). A dark sky over the city, sunshine in the West.

June 8, 2017

Bushwalk

Filed under: Huia,Waitakere Ranges — paul @ 3:15 pm
Karamatura Loop Walk

Karamatura Loop Walk

A popular walk in the bush near Huia.

June 7, 2017

Frogparking

Filed under: Cars,New Lynn — paul @ 8:05 pm
Frogparking

Frogparking

Frogparking is — according to their website — a complete solution – engage, enforce, enhance and enjoy your parking ecosystem! So if you found yourself guided to a free parking space, it might be thanks to their efforts. Likewise, if you find yourself fined after exceeding your parking time by the smallest of margins, that might well be their technology as well. Pictured is the wireless unit mounted on the ground which communicates comings and goings to a central brain.

This unit (and many more) was at the carpark at Lynnmall; some information about their plans for a VMS (vehicle management system) are on their website.

June 6, 2017

Another View of the City

Filed under: City,Mount Albert — paul @ 10:23 pm
View from Mount Albert

View from Mount Albert

Auckland seen from a vantage point on the northern side of Mount Albert.

June 5, 2017

Strong

Filed under: Animals,Art,New Lynn,Walls — paul @ 5:28 pm
The Gorilla

The Gorilla

The Strong Factory is a gym in Portage Road, symbols of strength adorn the brick wall.

For more murals, visit Monday Mural at Oakland Daily Photo.

The Lion

The Lion

June 4, 2017

Dusk

Filed under: Seasons,Waitakere Ranges — paul @ 7:47 pm
Dusk

Dusk

The sun had just disappeared behind me when I reached this vantage point on Scenic Drive. The land and city getting ready for the night, the expanse of the Waitemata Harbour, a hint of the Harbout Bridge and the volcanic Rangitoto Island, all under the fading colours of the sky.

June 3, 2017

Landmark House

Filed under: Black and White,Buildings,City — paul @ 8:10 pm
Landmark House

Landmark House

Durham Street East allows a narrow view of the corner of Landmark house on Queen Street. Built in 1928-1930 in art deco style for the Auckland Electric Power Board, who occupied the upper floors until their move to Newmarket in 1968. Since then, major refurbishments of the interior have taken place, retaining some of the historic parts.

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

June 2, 2017

Autumn Colours

Filed under: Colours,Huia,Seasons — paul @ 7:56 pm
Huia Road

Huia Road

Officially, winter has already started. But on the first day of winter I was greeted with these beautiful autumn colours as I was driving back from Huia.

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