Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: July 2011 (Page 1 of 4)

City Bird

The Silvereye

The Silvereye

The succulents in the planters around the TVNZ building have nearly finished flowering. City dwelling silvereyes steal the last traces of nectar.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.…

Eastern Rosella

Eastern Rosella

Eastern Rosella

The Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius) is an introduced bird from Australia, but now quite widespread in New Zealand. There are quite a few throughout Auckland City parks as well as in the Waitakere Ranges. Often in pairs and in small flocks of six to eight.…

Picture Wall

The Wall

The Wall

This house with its unusual fence is near the end of Point Chevalier Road. Makes for an interesting change. Some of the panels shown below. There are two signatures, one of them “DT”, the other I cannot decipher, the year is 2005.…

Rongomātāne

Rongomātāne

Rongomātāne

The Rugby World Cup 2011 will take place in this country from September 9 to October 23, watch the clock counting down to kick-off on the official website. The country is preparing to show itself in the best light, and refurbished stadiums are part of that effort.…

I beg your Pardon!?!

Roadside Offer

Roadside Offer

I thought that these are bought by the sh**load rather then by the kilogram – but here we are. Just north of Kumeu, kind of horse country, yet this sign is at an orchard. No, they are not diversifying into the fertiliser business, rather a case of “apples to apples” (if you have horses; but pigs, rabbits, poultry, and more, all seem to enjoy unsold apples from last year).…

The Alien (Kumeu)

The Alien

The Alien

I have driven past this guardian of the north end of Kumeu’s (or is it Huapai?) Main Street many times, but never taken the time to take a picture of this junk art alien – should go well with the exhibition at Corban Estate Art Centre.…

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