The architecture of stillness

Central fountain and glasshouse; Wintergarden, Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Central fountain and glasshouse; Wintergardens, Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Having an hour to spare the other day I went to one of my favourite places in Auckland; the Wintergardens of the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Two barrel-vaulted glasshouses constructed in the 1920 house colourful displays of exotic and everyday plants. Between the two glasshouses – a formal garden and arcade of classical statues.

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Although the Wintergardens are one of the most popular tourist destinations in Auckland, and are often quite full of people, there is something about the architecture and general design of the buildings and gardens that makes them seem quite peaceful even when busy.

I’ve photographed the Wintergardens many times, but with these shots (from my iPhone) I’ve edited them to try and capture the sense I always have of stepping into a past era of glamour and gentility. They were edited with Photo Editor by Aviary.

Thanks to Sally at Lens and Pens by Sally for her weekly phoneography challenges. You can see her photos here, and some others you might like below:

http://weliveinaflat.wordpress.com/2013/08/26/dog-walking-hungry-ghost-festival/

http://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/wordless-wednesday-phoneography/

http://watchingthephotoreels.com/2013/08/26/phoneography-challenge-challengers-choice/

http://angelinem.wordpress.com/2013/08/26/phoneography-challenge-still-life/

http://nwframeofmind.com/2013/08/26/iphoneography-monday-8-26-13/

http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2013/08/26/phoneography-challenge-street-photography-architecture-stairway-to-heaven/

http://travelwithintent.com/2013/08/26/streets-of-livingstone/

http://livingwithmyancestors.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/phoneography-challengers-choice-still-life/

http://photobyholly.wordpress.com/

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  1. Pingback: Phoneography Challenge, the Phone as Your Lens: Architecture as Street Photography | Lens and Pens by Sally

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