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Wild Horse

Wild Horse at the Grey Lynn Festival

Wild Horse at the Grey Lynn Festival

Saturday was the (annual) Grey Lynn Festival – a vast city of marquees with stalls of arts and crafts, food and music, and more. This was a memorable sight. I did not investigate if it had a connection with the racing bike on the structure close by, shown a few years ago.…

A Touch of Red

Jetsetbohemian

Jetsetbohemian

A dark building at the corner of Surrey Crescent and Richmond Road in Grey Lynn is home of the Jetsetbohemian. They always have ways of brightening up the colour scheme with accessories on the pavement (and of course inside).…

The Couch

Tiled Couch

Tiled Couch

If you drive along Richmond Road towards Ponsonby, you can’t miss this eyecatching couch. I don’t know if there is a story waiting to be told about it.

The koru motif seen on the back rest, a traditional pattern in Maori art (inspired by the shape of fern fronds), was brought into prominence by the artist Gordon Walters.…

On a Diet

Mainly Fish and Chips

Mainly Fish and Chips

It would seem that of these five

  • one is on a diet,
  • one is on a diet of burgers,
  • and three are on a diet of fish and chips.

Toi Toi in the Urban Environment

Toi Toi, Crummer Road

Toi Toi, Crummer Road

The feathery stalks of the toi toi mercifully cover up the monstrous scar. It was meant to become the SoHo Centre, with car parking dug deep into the ground, covering an entire block. Things did not proceed to plan, the financial crisis intervened, and now there is what locals derisively call the So-Hole.…

Browning Street, Grey Lynn

Browning Street, Grey Lynn

Browning Street, Grey Lynn

The young green of the plane trees – within a short time the street will be a tunneled arch formed by the trees.

Note the power lines cutting through the gaps between the branches on the right hand side.…

In Shining Armour

In Shining Armour

In Shining Armour

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

High above a path in Grey Lynn Park this intrepid knight of the 20th century is prepared to take on any foe…

For a few moments the sun was filtered by a thin cloud layer for this backlit image.…

Debbie and Her Van

Debbie and Her Van

Debbie and Her Van

Debbie does deliveries for one of our TV companies. Had she not wound the window down, we would not be able to see her — thanks Debbie. I forgot to ask how fast the grass grows, and how she keeps it trimmed.…

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