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Month: April 2013 (Page 1 of 3)

The Finish

Crossing the Finish Line

Crossing the Finish Line

Avondale Races are usually during the week and have not many spectators. This was last Thursday, Anzac Day afternoon, and because of the holiday there was quite a crowd. The weather was a mixed bag of sunshine and showers.…

Dodecahedra (Kuaka Park)

Kuaka Park, Waterview

Kuaka Park, Waterview

Kuaka Park playground has emerged from the former Saxon Reserve in the course of the upheavals of the Waterview Connection of State Highway 20. Climbing structures assembled from dodecahedral shapes.

Kuaka is the Maori name for the godwit (limosa lapponica), a migratory bird which visits New Zealand during our summer and then returns to Alaska to breed in their summer.…

Peace Poppies (Cristina Beth)

Peace Poppies (Cristina Beth)

Peace Poppies (Cristina Beth)

Titirangi Roundabout presented itself in stunning red on yesterday’s Anzac Day: covered in oversized red Anzac poppies with a peace flag attached. Signs indicating “poppies avalable Sunday”. A compelling sight for every photographer.

It is an installation by local artist Cristina Beth.…

Anzac Day: Poppies

Poppies, New Lynn RSA

Poppies, New Lynn RSA

Red poppies just like the one on the wall grace many a buttonhole from Friday before Anzac Day (25/04). They symbolise the poppies of Flanders and commemorate soldiers who served and died in military conflicts.

This poppy wall used to be located by Memorial Square around the corner, but in the course of the development of the Merchant Quarter it was relocated to its present place in the grounds of the New Lynn Memorial RSA.…

Railway Impressions (Sean McCarthy)

Railway Impressions (Sean McCarthy)

Railway Impressions (Sean McCarthy)

One more of Sean McCarthy’s painted telecommunications boxes. This one is in St Georges Road, Avondale, right beside a level railway crossing — as you might already have guessed. We hope that by the end of the year the depiction of a diesel engine will be just a quaint (if noisy) memory, replaced by whisper quiet electric trains.…

Car Wash

Car Wash

Car Wash

A steady stream of heavily laden trucks, mostly with trailers, move slowly out of the hole that extends from Maioro Road to Alan Wood Reserve. To keep the roads clean, especially after the rain we had recently, they have to cross a wash barrier, with additional custom waterblasting to ensure cleanliness.…

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