Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: May 2011 (Page 1 of 4)

Glorious White

Phalaenopsis Orchid

Phalaenopsis Orchid

More and more buds of our moth orchid are opening for a beautiful display in our entrance hall.

A closeup in black and white appeared on May 22.…

Portland Buildings, Kingsland

Portland Buildings, Kingsland

Portland Buildings, Kingsland

The late afternoon sun shows up the silhouette of the Portland Buildings, Kingsland. Built in 1914 opposite the Kingsland railway station for Arthur William Page, they are a stately landmark of this now very gentrified suburb. Just look at those stylish parapets!…

Look and Listen! (Toby Twiss)

Look and Listen! (Toby Twiss)

Look and Listen! (Toby Twiss)

In St Leonards Road Kelston and also in the Kaurilands/Atkinson Roads area, “sculptural gateways” like the ones shown here are found along the roadside. They are the work of Toby Twiss, and the “Town Centre Art” page of the former Waitakere City has this to say:

Artist Toby Twiss was brought in to work with students from the six Kelston schools, to produce a series of sculptural ‘gateways’ into the area.

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

The sun barely made it above the tall trees in the background, but as its rays hit the weeping cherry tree, the leaves put on a beautiful display of colour.…

Petja

Petja of Salash Delicatessen

Petja of Salash Delicatessen

He towers over his Serbian delicacies: spicy sausages and smoked meats in the tradition of four generations of his family. A regular at markets like here the Oratia Farmers’ Market, but also Titirangi markets and others. Can’t go past their stand without grabbing a sample.…

Rex LeGrice

Rex LeGrice

Rex LeGrice

Rex was at the Oratia Farmers’ Market on Saturday, selling his peanut butter. He is a keen photographer, too, shooting on Canon. Another of his passions is genealogy, he is a world authority on the LeGrice/Le Grys/Le Gris/le Grice/Grice/Le Greiss family tree, and can trace the family back to 1066.…

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