Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: November 2014 (Page 1 of 3)

Chef Aslahan

Chef Aslahan

Chef Aslahan

When I stopped to take a shot of her stall, Aslahan quickly moved into the picture, explaining that the chef belonged with the food. Fair enough! Obviously, her lamb roast rolls had gone like hotcakes, but beside that there were meatball rolls, ham rolls, and roast chicken rolls and more.…

My Name Is … PILITOME

My Name Is ...   PILITOME

My Name Is … PILITOME

Yesterday afternoon I went to a performance at the Corban Estate Arts Centre: “My Name Is … PILITOME”, a play by Niuean writer/director/actor Vela Manusaute. The story of a New Zealand born young man of Niuean parents who visits Niue to connect with his roots.…

Titirangi Fowl

A Rooster

A Rooster

For some time (months?, maybe years?) life in the village has been enriched by a flock of hens and roosters, mostly around the Rangiwai shops and below. Here are some of the characters. There must be at least twenty mature birds, if not more.…

Bursting Out

Pohutukawa

Pohutukawa

Pohutukawa trees have started to flower – the “New Zealand Christmas Tree” (metrosideros excels). This example at the roundabout Astley/Margan Avenues, New Lynn.

Pohutukawa

Pohutukawa

Seventeen Attempts

One Hundred Attempts at Making a Mud Ball (Philip Jarvis, 2014 - Detail)

One Hundred Attempts at Making a Mud Ball (Philip Jarvis, 2014 – Detail)

Detail of a superbly displayed work by Philip Jarvis in the exhibition by Wallace Arts Award winners and finalists – love the lighting! The full work is shown below.…

The Fish

The Fish

The Fish

I have passed this fish on many occasions, and finally I stopped to take a picture. As it turns out, it is an advertisement for Imre Wrought Iron. Love the design. Rosebank Road, Avondale.…

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