Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday shootout: Auckland in a day

This is Auckland city, population 1 million, summed up in one day on the opening of Mangere Bridge. The people were big hearted. It was a cold winter day. There were many groups of fund raisers.


These two boys were selling raffle tickets. The taller boy joked," Now you took my photo, you must buy a ticket." I didn't dare reply, "I will make you the world's most famous scouts."
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This elderly gentleman in his mobility scooter couldn't have walked the bridge because there were many steps and the road leading to the bridge was muddy. He was a fund raiser.

All the workers volunteered their Sunday off and became PR persons to the visitors. This guy was on clutches. Kuddos to him.

I was attracted to his facial hair.

Aucklanders love their dogs. Every where you go, you are bound to see them with their dogs.

The Maoris were the first people to arrive in New Zealand. This is their craft. It is the head of a statue in the Mangere bridge township.

On the beaches, we have a lot of mangrove which is very important to our ecology. Some parts are protected beaches.

Parks, parks, lots of parks.

Beaches. beaches and more beaches. We are an isthmus and are almost surrounded by sea.




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Theme for August 27th - "Shooters Choice" and chit chat
The theme for August 27th is ....... your choice!!

What would you like us to see or know about your town. What is special, unusual, unique, stunning, vibrant, black and white, sepia tones, macro, bokeh. Use it all!! Show your creative side. Tell us a story of your town.

14 comments:

Sarah said...

Wonderful hon...I love your shootouts. Smart boy that one LOL!!!

Ginny said...

Great images of all kinds of people working together for the common good! And beautiful beaches and parks! That head statue is something else! Wish I could walk through some of those parks!

Linda said...

Thanks for visiting my blog...you asked why no one was at the beach. It was a cold day down there when we went. It has been a weird weather this summer. Great photos!

SandyCarlson said...

Love these photos and the narrative, Ann. Thanks.

Doreen said...

I love the beaches also. one million living there is amazing to me. great series Ann! have a fantastic weekend!!

khengsiong said...

A quarter of Kiwis live in Auckland?

Titania said...

Very pretty and interesting. Love to see all the waterways and lakes. It is really a beautiful country. I also enjoyed the Maori culture and language. We really enjoyed Davenport it is such a pretty place and we had a fabulous breakfast and lunch there there. This is a great post about your country.

Jama said...

I love the beach shots, so beautiful!

khengsiong said...

Ann,
Regarding your comment on battery life... I haven't got similar experience.

In the eye of the beholder said...

Nice to have so much water around you. To bad that's its cold

Pauline said...

Great shoot-out, Ann. You captured Auckland well.

NanU said...

A lovely tour, Ann. I've got to go see Auckland some day!

psychelyn said...

beautiful parks and lovely beaches.

kate said...

That statue head is crazy! Great shoot out - I like the tour :)