Caught up in the wilderness …

Purple-tinged magnolia flower and bud on black, distressed background. Image: Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed and Stackables.

Magnolia; edited with Snapseed and Stackables. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Personal and political; Paul Weller’s thirty-year old hit ‘My Ever Changing Moods’ nicely captures how I’m feeling right now.

I wish we’d come to our senses and see there is no truth
In those who promote the confusion
For this ever changing mood, yeah

The Style Council – My Ever Changing Moods

Last days, or new beginning: an old hangar at Hobsonville Point

Shot of broken windows, and damaged masonry, disused hangar, Hobsonville Point, Auckland. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Caught in the evening light. Disused hangar, Hobsonville Point, Auckland. Image: Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed and Stackables.

Hobsonville Point is a greenfield “community” being constructed onĀ  a former RNZAF (Royal New Zealand Air Force) base near where I live in Auckland. Its growth is rapid, with new roads and houses springing up daily. Within the development are a number of old buildings that formed part of the base — barracks, officer housing, hangars and workshops.

One hangar is currently plastic-wrapped and obviously being refurbished. Another — shown above — is fenced off and has workmen on site. Since February, the roof has been removed, exposing the building’s steel skeleton. I assumed the hangar was being demolished, but the Big T thinks the work is too careful. Perhaps it too will be given a second lease of life.

Either way, the daily change in its profile is fascinating to watch and photograph.

Morning mist. Disused hangar, Hobsonville Point, Auckland. Image: Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed and Stackables.

Morning mist. Disused hangar, Hobsonville Point, Auckland. Image: Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed and Stackables.

Steel skeleton of disused hangar, Hobsonville Point, Auckland. Shot at sunset with the sun behind the building. Image: Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed and Stackables.

Skeleton beyond the wire. The sun sets behind a disused hangar, Hobsonville Point, Auckland. Image: Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed and Stackables.

Skeleton behind the wire at sunset. Disused hangar, Hobsonville Point, Auckland. Image: Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed and Stackables.

Skeleton beyond the wire. The sun sets behind a disused hangar, Hobsonville Point, Auckland. Image: Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed and Stackables.

This post was written for Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally.