Random bits of inspiration – DOORS

Copenhagen, Denmark

Painted Wooden Door in the Old City of Fez, Moracco. Photo Credit: Cecil Images

Doorway

Casablanca, Morocco.

From the doors of Notre Dame, Paris

Blue & Old #Door

Rich Colours

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

mantzavinou

Fantastic Door...

Brass door, Royal Palace in Fes Morocco

Zona Velha,Funchal,Ilha da Madeira, Portugal

Doorway,  Meknes Morocco

Taranaki

I’m just back from a couple of days away with my family. We had a nice, relaxing time, and, as usual, I took plenty of photos. Here’s a selection:

Evidence of Spring at Levin
Evidence of Spring at Levin
I love the architecture of Puke Ariki museum in New Plymouth
I love the architecture of Puke Ariki museum+ in New Plymouth – it also has some fascinating exhibitions.
The fascinating shapes of engineering - glass lift outside Puke Ariki
The fascinating shapes of engineering – glass lift outside Puke Ariki
Big waves on the New Plymouth waterfront
Big waves on the New Plymouth waterfront
Real snow on the lower slopes of Taranaki/Mt Egmont - yes, we did have  snow ball fight ;)
Real snow on the lower slopes of Taranaki/Mt Egmont – yes, we did have snow ball fight 😉
Monument and mountain
Monument and mountain
I love mossy trees
I love mossy trees
I really love mossy trees (and I have a lot more photos like this!)
No, really, I LOVE mossy trees (and I have a lot more photos like this!)
Polish eagle at Inglewood
Polish eagle at Inglewood
Polish fountain at Inglewood
Detail of the Polish fountain at Inglewood
Street sign at Inglewood. Matai is my cat's name
Street sign at Inglewood. Matai is my cat‘s name, and also the name of one of NZ’s native trees.
Cheese vats at Eltham
Cheese vats at Eltham (I have a soft spot for industrial architecture, as well as for mossy trees)
Outisde the cheese factory at eltham (looking down to the 'Cheese Bar' factory shop...)
Outisde the cheese factory at Eltham (looking down to the ‘Cheese Bar’ factory shop…)
Kowhai Park playground at Wanganui
Random kids enjoying Kowhai Park playground at Wanganui – if you have kids, or a youthful imagination, it’s well worth a visit
Dinosaur slide at Kowhai Park
Dinosaur slide at Kowhai Park

Photo commute – mega bumper edition

We’re almost at the end of my Photo commute pics… in this mega-bumper edition, texture and concrete seem to be commmon themes.

(BTW the Zealandia photos were all taken on the same day, otherwise the usual rules apply.)

Colourful flowers in a suburban garden
Colourful flowers in a suburban garden
A wall with texture
A wall with texture
This warning sign caught my eye at Zealandia (a wildlife sanctuary in central Wellington)
This warning sign caught my eye at Zealandia (a wildlife sanctuary in central Wellington)
Takahe picnic at Zealandia -a wesome birds. I'm so glad they're not as extinct as once thought.
Takahe picnic at Zealandia – awesome birds (check out the colours of those feathers and the size of that beak!) I’m so glad they’re not as extinct as once thought.
Across the dam at Zealandia
Across the dam at Zealandia
Paving slabs: light and texture at play
Paving slabs: light and texture at play (and one little leaf)
Love this car paint job
Love this car paint job
Fire extinguisher plays with shadows
Fire extinguisher plays with shadows
Yarn bombing in Petone
Yarn bombing outside Holland Road Yarn Company, Petone
Another wall with texture - there's something about aging concrete...
Another wall with texture – there’s something about aging concrete…
Light and shade and path
Light and shade and path
Patterns of damp paving
Patterns of damp paving
Between buildings
Between buildings
The emergency coffee queue?!
The emergency coffee queue?!
Someone had wet feet
Wet feet
Moss + concrete = texture
Moss + concrete = texture

 

Photo commute – urban2

Time for some more photos. Given I finished my regular snapping a while back, these aren’t new shots: I think they were taken back in March… (yep, I’ve still got some catching up to do!)  These were all taken near my workplace in central Wellington.

Chairs in conversation outside Home Cafe, at the National Library
Chairs in conversation. I wonder what the red pallets think of it all…
Rain patterns
Rain on the street. I love this photo.

 

Lots of lines
Lots of lines
Inside Wellington Cathedral
Inside Wellington Cathedral

 

Traffic cones on the march
Traffic cones on the march

 

Photo commute – Palmerston North Library

A while back, I spent the weekend in the Manawatu. I was quite taken with the urban landscape around the Palmerston North City Library – it has a fascinating range of building styles and public art in just a small space. Here’s a few pics taken quickly in passing:

Intersection of old and new
Intersection of old and new
Looking back to the Square
Looking through towards the Square
Why am I thinking of the Discworld?!
Why am I thinking of the Discworld?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo commute – objects

Street light and buildings on Aitken Street
Bollard
Bollard
Post box corner
Post box corner
Rather groovy manhole cover
Rather groovy manhole cover

It’s easy to take ordinary things for granted…

Photo commute – urban1

I'm very pleased with how the colour contrast and lines worked out in this one
I’m very pleased with how the colour contrast and lines worked out in this one
"Go! Go! Go!" Wellington buses all in a row...
“Go! Go! Go!” Wellington buses all in a row…
Steps and fading paint behind the National Library
Steps and fading paint behind the National Library
Traffic cones lining up (perhaps for their morning coffee?!) outside a cafe
Traffic cones lining up (perhaps for their morning coffee?!) outside a cafe
Tiles and light
Tiles and light
Paving need not be boring
Paving need not be boring
Going down
Going down
Sunlight cabbage trees
Sunlight & cabbage trees
A chair tries to lure its shy friend out of the alcove before all the tables are taken...
A chair tries to lure its shy friend out of the alcove before all the tables are taken…