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

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.

June 1, 2017

Delicate

Filed under: Flowers,Theme Day — paul @ 8:36 am
Dandelion

Dandelion

The City Daily Photo theme for the month of June is “Nature”. Many of my photos celebrate the beauty that I see in the natural environment. And this example might also serve as a reminder of its fragility and the need to nurture it…

More photos to the theme (click here).

May 31, 2017

A Titirangi Morning

Filed under: Titirangi — paul @ 8:39 am
A Titirangi Morning

A Titirangi Morning

Yesterday from Mount Atkinson. The village is to the left, out of the picture. Manukau South Head in the distance right.

May 30, 2017

Trimmed

Filed under: Avondale,Patterns,Trees — paul @ 7:59 am
Trimmed

Trimmed

Nice patterns on the trimmed trunk of a phoenix palm. Avondale.

May 29, 2017

King Tide

Filed under: Onehunga,sculpture,Water — paul @ 9:08 am
Help!

Help!

Friday night/Saturday morning we had exceptionally high tides, even in the estuary that is Manukau Harbour. The picture below was taken about 10 days earlier at nearly full tide. (4.42m vs 3.37m at Onehunga)

The sculpture is at the shore end of the Onehunga sea wall, next to the Manukau Cruising Club. There must be a story behind it – but I have not been able to find anything about it.

Putto with Fish

Putto with Fish

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