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

April 5, 2014

A Bite at the Bus Stop

Filed under: Avondale,Black and White,People — Tags: — paul @ 7:17 am
At the Bus Stop

At the Bus Stop

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

Grabbing a few chips (“chups” in the vernacular) before the bus takes him away. Rosebank Road, Avondale.

We have featured a range of bus shelters in this blog, more are likely to make an appearance over time.

February 6, 2014

Bus Shelter

Filed under: Buildings,Mount Albert — Tags: — paul @ 9:33 am
Bus Shelter, New North Road

Bus Shelter, New North Road

A quaint old-fashioned bus shelter, constructed from volcanic scoria rocks, embedded in the walls of Alice Wylie Reserve, Mount Albert.

September 28, 2013

At the Bus Stop

Filed under: Black and White,Not West — Tags: , — paul @ 6:52 am
Bus Stop, Northcote

Bus Stop, Northcote

The distinctive frangipani flower logo of the Northcote shopping centre features prominently on the glass panes of their bus shelters.

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

July 13, 2013

Bus Shelter

Filed under: Art,Black and White — Tags: , — paul @ 7:05 am
Bus Shelter (formerly Wolverton Road)

Bus Shelter (formerly Wolverton Road)

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

Of the various roadside bus shelters in Auckland, this style is my favorite (to look at – I am not often using public transport). Etched in the glass are many items of local significance: Sky Tower, Town Hall, Mission Bay Fountain, cabbage trees, Chinese lanterns, ferns, the One Tree Hill obelisk, Maori patterns, and the words “All that low land + high sky + wide water”, with 53 volcanoes also getting a mention.

The example in the picture above has fallen victim to the road upgrade in Wolverton Road, whilst the one below, not far away in Tiverton Road, is still standing, illuminated here by bright morning sun. One can find these shelters in various places throughout Auckland – although my suspicion is that if they are vandalised, they might be replaced by less elaborate styles.

Bus Shelter, Tiverton Road

Bus Shelter, Tiverton Road

October 6, 2010

Painted Boxes: Ark in the Park

Filed under: Birds,Painted Boxes,Waitakere Ranges — Tags: — paul @ 7:08 am
Painted Boxes: Ark in the Park

Painted Boxes: Ark in the Park

(Wednesday is for painted boxes.)

A different painted box for a change, probably a School Bus shelter. It greets the visitor turning from Te Henga Road into Falls Road, on the way to the Cascades Kauri Park (map). We see an abundance of birdlife, illustrating the purpose of the “Ark in the Park“. This is a community restoration project by the Forest and Bird Society in association with the Auckland Regional Council. With volunteer support, pests and predators (rats, stoats and wild cats) of the Cascades Kauri Park are controlled, and bird species re-introduced which once called this area home. Stitchbirds (hihi), North Island robins, kokako and whiteheads have already been relocated to the area.

Painted Boxes: Ark in the Park

Painted Boxes: Ark in the Park