Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: July 2014 (Page 1 of 3)

Silo-scape

Top of Silo

Top of Silo

The “Tank Farm” of our Wynyard Quarter is always an attraction for photographers, especially when the sun casts interesting shadows. The top picture is shot from the gantry, and the bottom one shows a bit more context.

These silos are supposed to disappear in the next few years, and 2012 saw an initiative (promoted by Hamish Keith) to give them a stylish farewell in the form of painted decorations, complete with C.K.

600 Years Old …

Sunnah Thompson, Vern Rosieur, Ian Strongman

Sunnah Thompson, Vern Rosieur, Ian Strongman

… is the timber (kauri, sourced from West Auckland) which is transformed by master carvers into a door lintel which will take its place in the new Auckland Council Civic Building in Albert Street (see my post April 3, 2015).…

Location Signs: Pt Chev Beach

Location Signs: Pt Chev Beach

Location Signs: Pt Chev Beach

Not your typical roadside sign, this welcome faces the water near the northern end of Point Chevalier Beach.

There is an inscription “Maryanne Papa ’89” (in the letter “V”), but the sign looks much more recent.…

Dotty

Dots under the Viaduct

Dots under the Viaduct

The pillars supporting the Victoria Park Viaduct are decorated with circular dots in various colours. (The colour of the beams is best described as “dirty”.)…

Before the Shower

Looking South

Looking South

Yesterday morning we left home in bright sunshine, but by the time we had reached Muriwai, threatening clouds had come up. A last few hopeful rays of the sun, and then the showers came down.

We are looking south from the observation platform of the gannet colony, Maori Bay in the foreground.…

God Defend …

God Defend New Zealand

God Defend New Zealand

This mural graces a house on Point Chevalier Road. It was created for and used in a 2011 TV documentary by David Ferrier on the history of the New Zealand National Anthem (“God Defend New Zealand” – which replaced “God Save the Queen” in 1972).…

Abseiling

Merchant Quarter, New Lynn

Merchant Quarter, New Lynn

I am still fascinated by the bold yellow and black exterior of the Merchant Quarter building in New Lynn.

Merchant Quarter, New Lynn

Merchant Quarter, New Lynn

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