Auckland Town Hall; opened in 1911 and one of the city’s most distinctive (and loved) buildings. Photo: Su Leslie 2014. Shot with iPhone4.
A couple of weeks ago I arranged to meet my son in town for dinner. I’ve written about the drama of travelling the one kilometre to our meeting point, and how stressful I found being in gridlocked traffic for around an hour. However, on the bright side, I did manage to snap a few photos along the way.
St Patrick’s Cathedral, Auckland. Opened in 1908 this is the Cathedral of the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Shot with iPhone 4.
I spent about 20 minutes travelling along Wyndham Street and couldn’t help noticing how peaceful and welcoming the church appeared; lit in white and gold against an inky sky.
St. Patrick’ Cathedral, Auckland. Warm and welcoming on a cold, wet night. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Shot with iPhone4.
Once the most prominent buildings on the landscape were religious or civic structures. Now we celebrate capitalism with ever-taller towers and apartment blocks. I do like the way the Sky Tower changes its colour scheme though. The purple felt very reassuring as my car crawled up Hobson Street.
Auckland’s SkyTower. The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere according to Wikipedia. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014. Shot with iPhone4.
This week is Challenger’s Choice at Sally’s Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge. I’m not sure quite how to categorise my contribution; it is architecture, shot at night, from the street . They could have been travel photos, but I wasn’t travelling too much, so maybe still life would be a better description?
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