When The Red King Comes

‘When The Red King Comes’

Two small things collided during the week in way that made perfect sense to me:

A lunchtime walk down to Auckland’s city wharves, where the old wrought iron fence sports carved faces of Neptune/Poseidon in a vivid red.

And a major overhaul of my digital music collection that unearthed this psychedelic/jangle gem from cult band Elf Power (an early track of theirs that lends this post its title).YouTube share below.

Enjoy the pairing!

The Baths, Before Swimming Season VII

Parnell Baths, Auckland NZ. (August 2020)

The final post in a series of photographs of Auckland’s iconic outdoor salt water pools.

Opening day for the summer season is a few weeks away but these shots capture the pools whilst closed.

Admittedly, there is something a little sad about the empty pools and surrounds but it’s an opportunity to concentrate on their shape, structure and colour (great shades of blue – my favourite colour!). And of features that are normally submerged by water.

I really enjoyed taking the time to fossick around the pools without the throngs of keen swimmers who will surely arrive when the pools are filled and the weather warms up.

And in that sense, the shots are not so much about the down time but the anticipation of what is to come. Bring on summer!

As always, thanks for dipping in!

Reflecting Pool Reflects Rain

‘Reflecting Pool Reflects Rain’

The last in a mini-series of four photographs of Auckland’s Savage Memorial, taken hastily as the rain came down this week .

The memorial honours Michael Joseph Savage, first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand, and is one of my favourite local places to visit (even when it is sodding down!)