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Today parking was great, for very last minute shopping on the 25th of December in which is Christmas..  in the city, as most people for last minute shopping heads for free parking in Shopping malls.. and knowing the last two three days before the  night of Doctor Who Christmas special.. that you’ll be sharking around the Mall’s car parking.. also the very late opening hours into almost  midnight it offers..

Given that when you shopping in the City stores, you may find something that’s very special unique and hard to find, than from the shopping in the Malls…  also the plus size is the Atmosphere of the clean fresh breeze, like how in the third street Promenade in Santa Monica, Los Angeles  California , the open shopping aspects how in inspired Santa Monica Place with breath taking views of the Santa Monica and the Pacific Ocean..

  Walking past High street’s Calvin Klein in the square in which in between with The Chancery… looks like there’s some Christmas celebration in the making going on in for the afternoon as the DJ is setting up, the organizers are setting n prettying up the “ Auckland Heart of the City”  gate with red  festive ribbon red or white cards hanging on the fence lines, like a some jamming  carnival is about to happen for the afternoon till evening ..

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looking out centrally from 200 meters high..

At one time I when to the Auckland’s Sky Tower, it has almost the view of Auckland manned wise, instead of the naturally view from One tree hill or Mangere Mountain in just before south wise of Onehunga…   from here you’re looking at an encompassing view of surrounding Auckland more than two hundred kilometers more… from a estimated height of two hundred meters… that’s almost a two thirds of the Retro fitted length of the Constitution class Starship akin to the USS Enterprise…

From here, looking out west, looking into the Auckland Harbour Bridge, into the boroughs of Westhaven, Herne Bay… to Point Chevalier, across the Waitematā Harbour, is Birkenhead, Northcote, and Takapuna leading towards to Devonport …

Within the Central Business District of Auckland, it’s basically like walkable like if you walking in the streets of Vancouver exploring each block of street having their stories to tell to you…. As listen to the buildings designs speak their histories… the Area that beholds you used to be a pretty much a fish mongers, and market gardening’s market place (Turners and growers, Railey) in where you could get a fresh of the boat battered fish and chips.. With freshly harvested squeeze lemons. Now days it the district behold is replace with a different function.. In which is now catering for the tech industry, open green parks, and the berthing place where super yachts docks, retrofitting and made… Also the home of the New Zealand America’s cup team – Team New Zealand- Emirates…

Downtown Auckland CBD Britomart- one large christmas red  ornament
Downtown Auckland CBD Britomart- one large christmas red  ornament

Downtown Auckland CBD Britomart- one large christmas red ornament

When you walk in around Queen Street, you see some Christmas decorations around town… And you’ll see some intriguing street wise Christmas ornaments stationary around the Central Business District…  at first when you get of a bus ride into the Auckland’s CBD midway Queen street,  you’ll  find a cluster arrays of snowed white topped Christmas trees.. with one large one in the centre in Aotea centre, where the recent Ted x Auckland event was held midway this year..

This year you’ll see scattered randomly gift boxes with see through windows with spill sliver gold paint sponsored by Resene Paints.. Among the collection is overly size human round ornaments in different seasonal colours…  in Aotea centre, also one in the Downtown Britomart area alongside the Bus transit bays,  where this location  it was used to be called Queen Elizabeth II square until town planning renovations came to it’s way..  When you walk alongside a store call Smith and Caughey‘s and  one good traditional store is pack with wonderful animated puppetries of celebrating Christmas..

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Obelisks

one clear day at One tree Hill Obelisk- photograph on 1st – February – 2011 AD

When you see the obelisk in Auckland this is one of many influence landmarks in the urban central Auckland, known as one tree hill. When you arrive at One Tree hill,  the location will give you breath taking views of the natural  Auckland small metropolis landscape, its surroundings… covers all the compass directional points from all the way from extent of Bombay hills, to the views of past Takapuna… also to the shorelines of extent of the mountain lines of the Thames..

One tree hill itself, is not also a viewing platform it’s also a monument for one of the founding fathers of Auckland, Sir Logan Campbell, whom is buried in his tomb where the epitaph obelisk points upwards also to as a Visual Observation Reference guide point for arriving aircraft whom is bound to land at Auckland international Airport, or known wise as Jean Batten International Airport..

As to the name of One Tree Hill, there used to be several pine trees planted on the hill itself, until the six died out naturally, then one whom the last has been murdered…  historically the site where the obelisk sits on is where sits on is a Marae, a meeting hall in pre- colonial Auckland Past..

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October Luna

photograph taken during a oncoming clouded evening of thirteenth -October – 2013 AD

This month has been very, extreme windy, with very much so of majority of clouds in the landscape.. I guess at the moment over here in New Zealand we’re still breaking into spring….. taking this landscaped photo of the Moon’s Luna surface,  was very just in the nick of time.. when the very sunset clouds have roamed complete over that night. In darken cotton sheered clouds from the southern west direction.. in slightly generous matter.. in the early parts of the evening..

Looking at the Luna, that night was great, despite the oncoming onslaught of clouds, that night.. you could see that, that the moon was in two quarters, also that you could see the beautifully outlines of the craters shadowing there curious intriguing timeless depths.. that night was great, normally you could see only the dark and the light boundaries, known as the Terminator..  In this night, you could see more of the white tones, edging  into the darkness… with the pots shadows of the large or small craters..

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Photograph taken 15-10-2011 1200 hours New Zealand Time,
” the newly acquired spacious entrance of Auckland Art Gallery “

Over the last half decade, there’s been a a lot of changes recently  in with the renovations of the Auckland Art Gallery, as you see this is the newest extensions to the building itself, going there last, there’s been a more of openness in allowing more light in, bring in more natural light into  the building,  As in the past it was a Edwardian constructed building, with very spacious windows, letting light in, but not the complete openness of light in which of it in which was structurally  ordered…. in now you have the non-barricade relationship between you in the installation and nature… in brings a relax nature within you…..without been closeted in..

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in the distance a half moon Luna.. as the telescope mirrors are cooling down from the summery day…
photograph taken during 2000 hours- eleventh- February- 2011

When you look at the moon throughout the months, it’s an interesting sight, looking through the telescopes, with binocular, or with your naked eyes..  in this case looking through the main telescope.. either through a Schmidt Cassegrain Meade or a Zeiss… in this case when  I was taking this a frame moment in time.. I was opening up the dome, also the mirror hatches to cool down the mirrors, making sure that they don’t warp the images during the summery late evenings… takes a while to cool down the haft a meter mirror…of the Zeiss Edith Winstone Blackwell Telescope…

In this moment, it was summer, a very much warm day and the dome wasn’t operated during the day plus it need cooling for the evenings sessions to come on that fine night. In which crowds were given very much the starry night spectaculars.

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25 September 2011 1900 hours photograph taken from one tree hill upper playgrounds….

Today it’s least than quarter into spring, and it’s somehow beginning to feel like the feel of summery is coming, but two years ago, it came early… but early freshly chilled though…. One nice thing that then is that you get to see more of a prolonging sunset in the West down to Phia as you see the beautiful clouds glow with warm colours of warm lime citrine yellow, oranges to the more of the glow soft colour pastels pinkish red-ish orange..  shadowing silhouette trees, buildings has if was a life-size, shadow puppet play on real life…stage…

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2010 summery at Auckland Observatory – Stardome

Taken during  the year 2010, on one December Auckland summery day, in which the sunlight was still out due to daylight savings, so a very good prescription of Coffee in the early hours of a dark twilight morning.  Thinking back the sun feels like if it want to stay to give its moderately summery warmth setting down West seeing between two observatories, researching on left, also publicly viewing on the right. Feeling that warmth it was a notion that the sun is trying to make up for the guilt of giving you wintery warm.

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Photo taken on twenty third – February – two thousand and twelve Anno Domin. in the westward direction.

When you look into the western direction from Auckland Observatory Known as Stardome. You could see a lot of timeless unique events like you may see a sunset many, or multiple times, and you say it’s just another sunset…?  Well when you look at one, it’s never the same again like the other ones like the day before, the presently now, or presently tomorrow.

The clouds are different, the warmth of looking at that moment of feeling the beautifully citrine orange hues giving you a sense a natured regeneration refreshness as you look down to the awe of the horizon westwardly as the sun settles down the direction of Piha beach.  Also when it’s slightly scattered  clouded, it can be a good thing as giving you more light to work from and comfort.

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