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Category: Point Chevalier (Page 2 of 3)

Meola Reef

Meola Reef from Coyle Park

Meola Reef from Coyle Park

Auckland’s longest lava flow (11km) extends about 2km into the Waitemata Harbour, between Point Chevalier and Westmere. Aged about 28,000 years, it contrasts here with younger landmarks: the Auckland Harbour Bridge (completed 1959 – clip-ons 1969) and the volcanic island of Rangitoto (15th century).…

The Bead Hold

Details

Details

The City Daily Photo theme for October is “Details”. Click here for more details about “Details”.

It might have taken a promise of brownie points in perpetuity to get me to this place, but when we got there I actually had fun just looking at colours, shapes and sizes of buttons, beads, ribbons, frills, and whatever, whilst Mrs H was more focused in the pursuit of finding an exact match for a button (or something…).…

Red

Library, Point Chevalier

Library, Point Chevalier

The library at Point Chevalier was purpose-built in 1986, on the site where the first Point Chevalier library stood from 1926 to 1936, at which time the library moved to the Coronation Hall nearby.

Claire Gummer has a fine article about this library in her “Latitude of Libraries“.…

Gargoyle

Gargoyle

Gargoyle

The marae at Unitec Institute of Technology blends traditional and modern styles. The gargoyles along the spouting are a contemporary expression. Master carver for the meeting house (Te Noho Kotahitanga, built 2003–2009): Dr Lyonel Grant.

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

Lime Green

Garage Door, Point Chevalier

Garage Door, Point Chevalier

I saw this garage door on Great North Road, Point Chevalier, and thought “lime green”. According to Wikipedia: “Lime (color#BFFF00) is a pure spectral color at approximately 564 nanometers on the visible spectrum when plotted on the CIE chromaticity diagram.”…

Picture Wall

The Wall

The Wall

This house with its unusual fence is near the end of Point Chevalier Road. Makes for an interesting change. Some of the panels shown below. There are two signatures, one of them “DT”, the other I cannot decipher, the year is 2005.…

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