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

July 28, 2016

WonderTree

Filed under: Mount Albert,Trees — paul @ 7:07 am
Wonder Tree -- Idesia Polycarpa

Wonder Tree — Idesia Polycarpa

At the “Rocket Park” playground in Mount Albert one finds apair of rather tall Wonder Trees (Idesia polycarpa) – and right now they are laden with their grape-like pendents of bright red berries.

You guessed it: it’s a weed (introduced plant which spreads easily). Native to South East Asia.

July 27, 2016

Bunker

Filed under: Buildings,Waterview — paul @ 7:01 am
The Bunker

The Bunker

On a stroll along the cycle path at Waterview (in the direction of Te Atatu) I encountered this solid structure next to where Oakley Creek enters the mangroves. No idea what its background could be – open to any stories, real or imaginary!

(Solution below in the comments.)

Bunker Art

Bunker Art

July 26, 2016

Working at Height

Filed under: Morningside,Sky — paul @ 12:37 pm
Working at Height

Working at Height

The shrink wrap has come off the building, and the scaffold is being dismantled. New North Road, Morningside.

July 25, 2016

The Door

Filed under: Avondale — paul @ 7:02 am
The Door

The Door

The first Avondale Public Hall (in St Georges Road) was built in 1867 — and shows signs of old age.

From 1931 to 1973 it was the home if the Avondale Public Library. I don’t know what role it plays these days.

First Avondale Public Hall

First Avondale Public Hall

July 24, 2016

Bright Green

Filed under: Colours,Manukau,Waitakere Ranges — paul @ 9:24 am
Bright Green

Bright Green

This rock in Jenkins Bay, South Titirangi, has grown a fine winter coat.

July 23, 2016

Spider’s Web

Filed under: Black and White — paul @ 8:25 am
Spider's Web

Spider’s Web

It’s always nice to find one of these in good light.

July 21, 2016

I Wish!

Filed under: Smile,Titirangi — paul @ 7:09 am
Hair

Hair

The good folk at Face and Body have a way with words. I am clearly not part of their target demographic, even if we allow for facial hair …

July 20, 2016

Shadow Play

Filed under: Eden Terrace,Grey Lynn,Shadows — paul @ 8:16 am
The Bridge

The Bridge

Footbridge across the motorway (SH16), connecting Grey Lynn and Eden Terrace.

July 19, 2016

Kakano Project Henderson

Filed under: Art,Henderson,Walls — paul @ 7:04 am
Stevies Lane, Henderson

Stevies Lane, Henderson

A big wall at PB Technology had the Kakano treatment. A collaboration between Unitec and Corban Estate Arts Centre aiming at reducing graffiti vandalism – channeling creative energies in positive ways.

Artists: Berst, Nayls, Rachel.

Watch a video of this (September 2015).

Stevies Lane, Henderson

Stevies Lane, Henderson

July 18, 2016

Football

Filed under: New Lynn,Sport — paul @ 7:03 am
The Goalkeeper

The Goalkeeper

When I was walking by the Whau River on Saturday, a couple of local soccer teams were playing at Ken Maunder Park. A minimal number of spectators and a chilly breeze. I think it’s the Lynn-Avon AFC Reserves in Red.

Goal Kick

Goal Kick

Throw-In

Throw-In

The Referee

The Referee

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