Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: March 2010 (Page 1 of 4)

The Oblivion Express Mk 3 (Frank Womble)

The Oblivion Express Mk 3

The Oblivion Express Mk 3

“A salute to the West Auckland racing fraternity, past and present.” Local artist Frank Womble assembled this racing machine from discarded scrap. It is situated along the railway tracks beside Railside Avenue in Henderson (map).…

NZ Cheese Man

NZ Cheese Man

NZ Cheese Man

On Fridays, 4:30-8:00 p.m. there is a twilight market at the Ranui Community Centre. The NZ Cheese man is there, with a range of cheeses, mostly sourced from the South Island. He can also be found at the Farmers’ Market in Oratia on Saturday mornings.…

Auckland, City of Sails

Auckland, City of Sails

Auckland, City of Sails

Auckland has the slogan “City of Sails”. This picture shows some of the masts to attach sails to. In the background the city of Auckland.…

Bean Rock Lighthouse on Dry Land?

Bean Rock Lighthouse on Dry Land?

Bean Rock Lighthouse on Dry Land?

In 1985, Auckland’s Bean Rock Lighthouse (pictured below) was indeed taken off its foundations to undergo serious maintenance. What is shown above is an excellent replica of this icon of our harbour, gracing one of the shops in the marine precinct of Beaumont Street.…

Painted Boxes: Caught in the Act

In this post we pay tribute to the artists who liven up our neighbourhoods with paintings on utility boxes (transformers, traffic control boxes, telecommunications cabinets, etc). Nearly three years ago, I started taking pictures of these works, occasionally inclusive of the artist.…

Pararaha Landscape (Dean Buchanan 2006)

Dean Buchanan, Pararaha Landscape (2006)

Dean Buchanan, Pararaha Landscape (2006)


Waitakere Central, the administrative Centre of Waitakere City, is connected to the main centre of Henderson by an overbridge which also is the only access to Henderson railway station. This window shows the unmistakable art by Dean Buchanan, celebrating Auckland’s wild West Coast and the bush of the Waitakere Ranges.…

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