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Orangihina, Te Atatu

Orangihina, Te Atatu

Not much of a view last Monday, with low cloud and occasional periods of heavy rainfall (clouds barely clearing Mount Albert in the picture). But the weather is improving and the opening of the Harbourview Sculpture Trail is approaching.…

Skyline

Skyline

Skyline

The City Daily Photo theme for August is “My City’s Skyline”. This is Auckland as seen from Te Atatu Peninsula (Harbourview – Orangihina) on a rainy day.

Find pictures of skylines of cities all over the world by clicking here.…

Flower Power

Flower Power

Flower Power

Enjoying the Harbourview Sculpture Trail. (There is a sculpture entitled “flowerpower” right behind me – but I got distracted…)…

Eyelet (Rebecca Rose)

Eyelet (Rebecca Rose)

Eyelet (Rebecca Rose)

An eyecatching work of impressive scale (stainless steel, 2 metres diameter) at the Harbourview Sculpture Trail in Te Atatu. The artist is Rebecca Rose.

From the catalogue: This sculpture is inspired by water and the beautiful sinuous shapes water creates in our environment.

Manu Hangarua (Todd Sheridan)

Manu Hangarua (Todd Sheridan)

Manu Hangarua (Todd Sheridan)

The Harbourview Sculpture Trail in Te Atatu opens today. Set on a beautiful site with views of Auckland, lush vegetation and fine wetlands.

From Saturday 5 March to Monday 28 March 2016. Open daily from 10am-6pm Mon to Thurs, with later Twilight hours every Friday & Saturday till 7.30pm.…

How Convenient! #6

At the Harbourview Beach Reserve, Te Atatu

At the Harbourview Beach Reserve, Te Atatu

Harbourview-Orangihina reserve runs along the eastern edge of the Te Atatu peninsula. Relaxed walking along wetlands. Native vegetation and birdlife. A special bird which makes its home here is the Fernbird, Matata, shy and seldom seen (I have not seen one here, presumably for lack of patience).…

Dawn Awakening (Tim Elliot)

The Eye (Tim Elliot, Dawn Awakening - Detail)

The Eye (Tim Elliot, Dawn Awakening – Detail)

One more item from the Harbourview Sculpture Trail: Tim Elliot’s sculpture “Dawn Awakening” is made from twin wall polycarbonate, aluminium, stainless steel and plywood timber and stands nearly 2.5m high.

Starting from the meaning of the name Te Atatu (Dawn), the artist expands into symbolism:

Dawn Awakening symbolically moulds into shape the coming of light and the arousal of our consciousness through an awakening of senses.…

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