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Olympic Park: Hinaki (Eel Trap)

Olympic Park: Hinaki

Olympic Park: Hinaki

This is quite a big sculpture in glistening stainless steel, situated in Olympic Park, between the bridge and the pou whenua. Hinaki is the Maori word for eel trap, and the streams (Whau and Avondale streams) bordering and crossing Olympic Park would have been places to set traps (rather more modestly sized).…

Olympic Park: Bridge

Olympic Park: Bridge

Olympic Park: Bridge

This elegant bridge over the Avondale Stream (Wai Tahurangi) in Olympic Park was engineered by URS Corporation on the basis of the artistic vision of local sculptor Steve Woodward. Putting it in place under the high tension wires was a challenge, described in a press release by URS.…

Waitakere Brass Band

The Trombonist

The Trombonist

The home of the Waitakere Brass Band is next to the railway line at Olympic Park. A group of fine artists (Nate, Nirvana, Sore, Ezra, Jonny4H, Mandy — Kakano Youth Arts Collective) have covered it in murals, displaying themes of music and nature.…

Fungi

Fungi

Fungi

The wood chip mulch by the railway line in Olympic Park is an ideal substrate for cultures of these fungi – decay at its finest.

Note: this blog will enter a recuperative pause – hopefully short.…

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