Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: December 2014 (Page 1 of 3)

Pou Whenua: Karanga-a-Hape — Cornwallis

Hape

Hape

Near the Pine Avenue entrance to Cornwallis Beach stands this pou, depicting Hape (an ancestor of the local Kawerau-a-Maki tribe) and local taniwha (guardians of the Manukau Harbour).

“Te Karanga-a-Hape is the Maori name for Cornwallis. It recalls the moment when ‘upon the call of Hape’ a trap near here was sprung, ensnaring a visiting taniwha.”

Getting Wet

Getting Wet

Getting Wet

Fun at the Pop Jet fountain on Takutai Square, Britomart.

And I nearly forgot: it is five years now since auckland-west first appeared, with daily pictures (and the occasional temporary absence…).

Five Years Ago - still blossoming

Five Years Ago – still blossoming

Fluffed Up

White-faced Heron

White-faced Heron

This white-faced heron obviously wanted to impress with his feathers all fluffed up. While the one below seems to hide his face under his armpits…

Mangere Bridge

No-faced Heron

No-faced heron

Orange

Orange

Orange

Noise barriers along State Highway 18 (here near Squadron Drive, Hobsonville): plywood panels on wooden frames, decorated in places with patterns of tyre marks designed by Helensville artist Jeff Thomson. Strong contrast with vegetation.

Orange

Orange

Orange

Orange

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