Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: January 2015 (Page 1 of 3)

Mural by Saner (2014)

Mural by Saner (2014)

Mural by Saner (2014)

This huge mural brightens up one of the black walls of a warehouse (presently for sale) next to Ian McKinnon Drive in Eden Terrace. A prime position for a mural with optimal visibility. Manual Magazine has an interview with the Mexican artist (Edgar Saner Flores, ‘Saner‘) with a video of the creation of the piece.…

To Become a Ladybug

Larva

Larva

Yesterday I visited my favourite puriri tree near the top of Mount Eden. Its deeply furrowed bark is a haven for all kinds of creatures. It must have been a day out for numerous white critters like the one shown here.…

Jazz

Miho Wada

Miho Wada

Last Sunday at the band rotunda in Cornwall Park, Miho Wada and her jazz orchestra entertained an appreciative crowd with their rhythms and energetic tunes,not to mention charm. If you missed it – there is another concert coming up next Sunday (February 1, 1 pm at the Auckland Domain band rotunda).…

A Day of Celebration

On Top of the --- Roof Terrace

On Top of the — Roof Terrace

The last Monday of January is Auckland’s Anniversary Day (175 years this time!), by coincidence, it also fell on Australia Day (26 January every year). Our low key celebration had a more global ambit with a visit by fellow photo blogger jb (of Mainz Daily Photo and (Not the) Nelson Daily Photo fame) and Ms jb – seen here on top of Lopdell House turning our backs to the view as a friendly visitor from Laingholm took a shot for us.…

Painted Boxes: Locomotive

Painted Boxes: Locomotive

Painted Boxes: Locomotive

This cute steam engine (painted, I think, by Dan Mills) graces a utility box in Ranui (intersection Ranui Station Road and Marinich Drive South).…

Sunset Kereru

Sunset Kereru

Sunset Kereru

A new Zealand Woodpigeon (kereru, Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) enjoys the last rays of the sun amidst the kanuka trees. From our deck.…

Crane Fly

Crane Fly

Crane Fly

It’s the season of creepy-crawleys, and we see more crane flies in the house. This one was posing patiently, and with its lovely green shade I could not resist (mostly we see the brownish ones). Clearly visible is the pair of halteres, modifications of the hind wings acting as flight stabilisers.…

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