Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: June 2011 (Page 1 of 3)

Walking the Dog

Pohutukawa Glade, Point Chevalier

Pohutukawa Glade, Point Chevalier

Point Chevalier’s Harbour View Reserve is a beautiful stand of mature pohutukawa trees, sloping down from the northern end of Harbour View Road to the beach. The open character of these trees gives a cathedral-like atmosphere.…

Midwinter Beach Party

South Piha

South Piha

When I walked the Mercer Bay Loop the other day, I also went down to Piha. These people came just at the right time to provide a colourful foreground on the otherwise deserted beach. Must have been the filming of a commercial or some such.…

Pou Whenua: Hinerangi

Pou Whenua: Hinerangi

Pou Whenua: Hinerangi

This pou depicts Hinerangi gazing out over the sea, mourning her husband who had been taken by the waves while fishing the treacherous waters of the Tasman Sea. The carving is by Sunnah Thompson of Te Kawerau a Maki, recently unveiled (April 21, 2011).…

Winter Evening

View from Scenic Drive

View from Scenic Drive

The view from Scenic Drive just north of the Arataki Visitor Centre. The bush of the Waitakere Ranges in the foreground, the Lower Nihotupu Reservoir, and the Manukau Harbour. In the sky, the lower clouds have already lost the sun, whilst the higher clouds still get a faint pink.…

Last Light over the City

Auckland, seen from the West

Auckland, seen from the West

These are the shortest days for us, the sun setting about 5:12 p.m. On my way home along Scenic Drive, I briefly stopped at the Arataki Visitor Centre, to watch the shadows of the Waitakere Ranges encroaching onto the city, as the sun set behind my back.…

Winter (Waimauku)

Winter

Winter

It is the winter solstice today, at 05:16 this morning, to be precise, the very moment when this post is published. Winter in New Zealand starts on June 1, but in other countries the convention is to align the seasons with solstice and equinox dates.…

Taking Aim

Two Flat Whites @ A Tavola

Two Flat Whites @ A Tavola

jb, global wanderer (click the links to follow in his steps – well some of them, anyway), equally at home in Mainz as in Aotearoa-New Zealand (to name but two places in order to keep this post to an acceptable length), made an appearance in Titirangi recently.…

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