Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: January 2010 (Page 1 of 4)

Red Hat

Red Hat on Barstool

Red Hat on Barstool

I had barely glanced past the rim of my bowl of breakfast cereals, when I met the gaze of the woman in the red hat.
One thing led to another, and another ……

Painted Boxes: Zeke Wolf

Painted Boxes: Zeke Wolf

Painted Boxes: Zeke Wolf

This telecommunications cabinet is along the road into Piha. Local potter and painter Zeke Wolf is the artist who has populated it with birds and plants of the New Zealand bush. The top is also painted, but you will have to investigate yourself…

At present (January 16 to February 14, 2010) West Coast Gallery in the old fire station in Piha has an exhibition “Kakapo Dreaming” of Zeke’s paintings in a similar style; they also stock Zeke’s amazing pottery.…

World Junior Championships

Riding the Wave

Riding the Wave

A picture from the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships, Piha. Taken on Monday. Unfortunately I don’t know the name or nationality of the surfer, would love to credit the performance. (Of course, he is the “white surfer” – they always competed three at a time: one white, one yellow, one red.)…

Mathematics

Mathematics

Mathematics

Mathematics is dear to my heart. So I was thrilled to see this sign in the middle of Titirangi’s bush along Exhibition Drive (end of Shaw Road). Peter is an Engineer by trade, wishing to make a difference with young students.…

Pou Whenua: Glen Eden

Pou Whenua: Glen Eden

Pou Whenua: Glen Eden

This pou stands outside Glen Eden Library (map), and a flyer about the library has this explanation:

“The Pou Whenua is carved from a single piece of kauri timber and stands 6 metres tall. The top figure in a strong haka pose represents the time when power to hold life and land was mostly physical.…

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