‘Blue And Louvred’
…for the down and shuttered times that come, and must also pass…
‘ ‘Queen City’ Shrouded’
‘Chains & Water’
‘Onion Dome Views’
Two views of the onion dome atop the band rotunda in Auckland Domain.
You may as well have an onion quote too:
” Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.”
– Carl Sandberg
‘An Eye To The Sky’
…skylight view up and beyond – a little light is better than none at all…
‘Looking Down The Lane’
… a favourite Auckland view…
‘A Dead End, A Spiral Up’
When you get to the seeming end of things, what will take you beyond ?
‘Closed In (Private Hell)’
A cheerless view, I know.
Mesh, razor wire, a drainpipe and a narrow brick chasm.
I post it as a reminder to myself of what was, and can so easily be again.
The place where everything is closed in, a hell.
May you escape, or avoid, that place, as the case may be.
Peace, Andy L.
‘Fire Escape & Windows’
‘Stripes And Shadows’
…sometimes shadows are as intense as the real thing…
‘Through The Vee’
‘Under The Bridge (Water Cathedral)’
…a hidden, almost sacred place just above the sea and far beneath the traffic’s thrum…
A degraded view:
The steps have rusted out.
The concrete is broken.
Leaves are scattered on the ground.
A branch of a tree has fallen into the river.
It’s all falling apart, folks!
And it is kinda beautiful….
‘The Church Below The Mountain’
Biomimicry – where animals mimic their surrounds, and man made objects copy nature.
In this shot of an Anglican church in a small New Zealand town, the church’s roof and steeple mirror the apex of the mountain and the trees jutting from it.
Sometimes imitation isn’t just flattery; it can be aspirational.
Aren’t we all reaching upwards for a touch of heaven?
The church is handsome, but as in the story of Moses, it’s always the mountain that challenges and inspires.
‘Ten Windows, Four Gulls’
‘Seen Better Days’
… a degraded view – rusted, pitted, but true…
‘I Looked Up’
‘Painted In Memory’
This is a vista of Mangawhai Heads in New Zealand’s Northland, shot in the falling afternoon today but painted with the memories of our stays here over twenty years.
So many good times!
This view, from the deck of the place we stay, never seems to change, even if we have changed and continue to change over time.
It is a restful anchor for weary souls.
Sublime and serene!