Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: March 2016 (Page 1 of 4)

Painted Boxes: Tui

Tui

Tui

This box in Dominion Road is decorated by way of some photographic process. Showing a tui on a flowering coral tree. Tui are nectar eaters and love these flowers.

Tui

Tui

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie

I was too slow to catch the Easter bunny — but Charlie our Birman cat is at least as cute…
Happy Easter to all!…

Putorino

Jerome Kavanagh plays the putorino

Jerome Kavanagh plays the putorino

At the recent Pasifika Festival, Jerome Kavanagh gave a demonstration of a range of maori musical instruments (taonga puoro). I only caught the tail end of this, when he played the putorino. One way of playing the instrument is shown here: blowing across the central opening – the pitch is controlled by embouchure as well as by the hand.…

Green Bay Mural

Big Mural, Green Bay

Big Mural, Green Bay

Not too long ago, a new mural appeared on a concrete block wall, bringing the bush and its inhabitants right to the roadside. I don’t know who designed and painted it. A nice touch to incorporate the container behind the wall into the work.…

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