Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: February 2010 (Page 1 of 3)

Painted Boxes: Spoonbills + Japan

Royal Spoonbills (Dan Mills)

Royal Spoonbills (Dan Mills)

This painted utility box is the work of artist Dan Mills. It is on railway land on the northern exit of Henderson station, between the staff car park of Waitakere Central and the western branch of Railside Avenue (map) – not all that easy to spot.…

More Mathematics

I have started ‘collecting’ corner shops. Shortly after I had taken a picture of this, the Croydon Dairy, the painters appeared, decking it out in a new livery, promoting mathematics big time. Had to do a re-shoot, of course (and change the title).…

Cabbages – Avondale Markets

Cabbages - Avondale Markets

Cabbages - Avondale Markets

As Lewis Carroll said (in the poem “The Walrus and the Carpenter”):
“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–

Maybe no kings at the Avondale markets, but plenty of buyers and sellers.…

Autumn Already?

Autumn Already?

Autumn Already?

A period of hot and humid days is now followed by strong sou’westerly winds. Up the road from us, the wind has brought down a fair bit of debris from the kauri trees (Agathis australis, New Zealand’s signature tree).…

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