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Month: June 2013 (Page 1 of 3)

Nga Taonga o te Waikumete

Nga Taonga o te Waikumete

Nga Taonga o te Waikumete

Yesterday’s fence in its full glory.

[The wire mesh fence around Glen Eden car park is adorned with little painted cutouts of fish and all manner of other creatures, shown here by their shadows on the footpath.…

Location Signs: Glen Eden

Glen Eden

Glen Eden

The wire mesh fence around Glen Eden car park is adorned with little painted cutouts of fish and all manner of other creatures, shown here by their shadows on the footpath. The work is entitled “Nga Taonga o te Waikumete” (Treasures of the Waikumete Stream).…

Green with …

Spelling Mistake

Spelling Mistake

I stopped to take a picture of the car with its provocative number plate. As I approached, I noticed the driver inside and enquired: “Is it, like, ‘Green with Envy’?” With a hearty laugh, she confirmed, explaining that it was a present from her daughter.…

The Potters Post

The Potters Post

The Potters Post

Before 1913, the New Lynn Post Office was in the Railway Station. When increased rail volumes necessitated a move, local businesses Gardner Bros and Parker (brick makers) built this house and provided it at nominal rental. At 43 Totara Ave, it is a heritage building, a reminder of the brick and clay history of the area.…

Mid-Winter Frivolities

Dancing on the Table

Dancing on the Table

We had just finished afternoon tea last Sunday, when I noticed the long shadows cast by our pet pukeko. As one thing led to another, piglet joined in the fun for a spot of shadow-kissing. Within minutes the sun was hiding behind the trees, putting an untimely end to the spectacle.…

Stars for Matariki

Whetu-Whenu-Whenua

Whetu-Whenu-Whenua

The Matariki Festival (June 22 – July 22) celebrates the Maori New Year as the Matariki constellation (the seven stars of the Pleiades) rise above our horizon. The images are window displays at Lopdell House Gallery in New Lynn entitled Whetu – Whenu – Whenua, combining works by the artists Maureen Lander, Nic Moon, Jacqueline Elley, and Annabelle Buick.…

Patterns

Mount Albert Train Station

Mount Albert Train Station

Cloud patterns in the sky (altocumulus, mackerel sky), and decorative patterns on the glass enclosure of the access way to the platform from the Carrington Road bridge. There will be more pictures of this station once the work is completed and all orange cones and security fences have gone.…

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