‘At The Yacht Club On A Grey Day II’
‘At The Yacht Club On A Grey Day’
The statue, a fountain actually, had suffered losing its flow of water during a recent drought, and the gates to it had been locked for the past couple of years for reasons unknown.
But now this final indignity:
A local newspaper reports of the vandalism and ruin of the bronze and marble monument.
I was quietly stunned, and saddened.
The statue may not be able to be repaired, the news article states.
I hope some restorative magic can be applied to the once lovely work, I really do.
If not, I feel that I have lost a friend of sorts.
‘That Striped Sunlight Sound’
I’m a massive music fan, and have been on a recent trawl though my Go-Betweens collection.The Aussie indie group titled a late live album ‘That Striped Sunlight Sound’. I was in an Auckland park in the early morning this week and the sun streamed though the trees, including the nikau palm pictured. It immediately reminded me of the album title, connecting the visual with the songs in my head. This post is in homage to the band I love.
‘On The Waterfront’
Auckland’s Tamaki Drive on the Waitemata Harbour – one of the great urban waterfronts. A gusty nor’-easterly wind was up at the time I took this shot last week, as the crests of the waves attest.
‘Diamonds On Dominion’
…diamond patterned tiles on an old building on Auckland’s Dominion Road…
‘Gathered, We Are’
‘A Stretch Of Clouds’
One of those perfect early autumn days where the clouds stretch across still skies, full of possibility. The scene is an iconic Auckland one, looking towards the volcanic island of Rangitoto from the mainland (at St.Heliers).
‘Reef & Volcano’
‘Creek On The Flow Tide’
…the tide seeps slowly in…
‘An Impression Of Bean Rock Beacon’
‘Growth In An Arch’
I have posted a couple of arch themed photographs recently for whatever reason – to them I add one of a conservatory at the Auckland Domain Wintergardens,with tropical plants visible though the glass surrounds.
Lovely May morning by the ponds in Auckland Domain, made all the sweeter after spending a few days in hospital (right next door) and just being discharged. Felt like freedom…
Greenery and serenity on an Easter Sunday walk in West Auckland.
‘Headland At Te Henga’
‘Allowing For Growth’
A downtown carpark incorporating planted inserts – a cool juxtaposition of man made and natural materials. Love it!
‘Column (Bastion Point)’
‘Obelisk (One Tree Hill)’