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

February 15, 2014

Cafe Closed

Filed under: Black and White,City,Furniture — Tags: — paul @ 7:12 am
Furniture at the Art Gallery

Furniture at the Art Gallery

It is a very pleasant place to sit and have your coffee, with the soothing green of the trees of Albert Park beside you. But when I visited, I found it was closed. The website explains: “Seasonal opening hours apply for the level 2 espresso bar” — I must have been out of season. There is another cafe on the first floor of the gallery.

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February 8, 2014

Wild Carrot

Filed under: Black and White,Flowers — Tags: — paul @ 7:21 am
Carrot Weed (Daucus Carota)

Carrot Weed (Daucus Carota)

The flower heads of wild carrot (daucus carota), more poetically known as “Queen Anne’s Lace”, are pretty during all stages of their development (but not much liked in pastures).

February 1, 2014

Self Portrait with Rippling Waters

Filed under: Bethells Beach,Black and White,Shadows,Waitakere Ranges — Tags: — paul @ 7:21 am
Crossing a Stream

Crossing a Stream

Crossing the shallow Waitakere Stream at Te Henga (Bethells Beach) in brilliant afternoon sun.

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View my growing list of selfies.

January 25, 2014

Spiral

Filed under: Black and White,Geometry,Not West — Tags: — paul @ 7:01 am
Spiral

Spiral

Spiral stairs at The Department Store, Takapuna.

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January 18, 2014

Jumping Spider

Filed under: Black and White,Insects — Tags: — paul @ 7:14 am
Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider

All manner of creatures can be found on my window panes. Here a jumping spider basks in the sunshine.

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January 11, 2014

Gannet

Filed under: Birds,Black and White,Muriwai — Tags: — paul @ 7:05 am
Gannet in Flight

Gannet in Flight

The gannet colony in Muriwai is a great place to visit and to watch the elegance of these birds in the air. In strong winds, especially, this is an exhilarating experience.

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January 4, 2014

A glass of Water

Filed under: Black and White,Uncategorized — Tags: — paul @ 7:03 am
A Glass of Water

A Glass of Water

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December 28, 2013

Shadows and Reflections

Filed under: Black and White,Not West,Reflections,Shadows — Tags: — paul @ 7:11 am
Lines

Lines

Passageway at the Akoranga Station.

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December 21, 2013

Blackbird

Filed under: Birds,Black and White — Tags: — paul @ 7:30 am
Blackbird

Blackbird

A blackbird has chosen its vantage point on a pohutukawa tree with many aerial roots. Hillsborough Bay.

December 14, 2013

At the Playground

Filed under: Black and White,New Lynn,People — Tags: — paul @ 7:18 am
Olympic Park Space Net

Olympic Park Space Net

The playground at Olympic Park, New Lynn, boasts a big rope structure to climb on.

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