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Posts Tagged ‘walking’


‘Sense of Journey’ at walk and cycle conference

Wynyard Quarter
Saturday 6th of August was a busy day in Auckland with two ‘new’ public spaces opening, one in the inner city and the other at its outer edge. I chose to go to the public art opening on the waterfront (while other members of my family elected to take the elicit thrill of [...]


train station art – urban values, scale and what we can learn from grafitti

The atmosphere of a city
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In the two months since I moved back to Auckland I have been reassessing and rebuilding my mental map of the streets, routes and landmarks. I am also rebuilding my map of the social scene, of people I know and people I’d like to know. I am testing my assumptions about [...]


Along side great North Road in New Lynn is a tall angular steel sculpture. Recent visits to the town centre on foot allowed me a closer, more intimate viewing that revealed new layers of meaning.
Up close I found the sculpture is in fact the pivot of a large sundial. It’s sharp pointy nose marks hourly [...]


pimp my sustainable transport

All of the more stunning cities I have been to have had flowers and vines, and shrubs and trees, growing out of people’s homes, and visible from the street. It is truly amazing how living plants give a sense of comfort and charm to a city. A city that includes plenty of non-human life is [...]


Unfortunately I know of no way to share scent with you via the internet. If I were writing an old fashioned letter I’d include a sprig of fresh jasmine. My wander home after dinner tonight was made beautiful by the sweet clear smell of jasmine wafting past. Intense and awakening, it grabbed me with both [...]


Song for the Harbour Bridge