Thursday, 8 March 2018

Owls, Boats and Dots



















There are a lot of fun events happening in Auckland CBD at present, so this morning I caught the train in, and explored.
  • 47 giant decorated owls have been placed around Auckland as part of the Big Hoot Trail, I managed to find 14 of  the city based owls, and have shown some of my favourites.
  • Currently Auckland is a stop over point for the Volvo Ocean Race Fleet as part of their round the  world race.  I was lucky enough to see the boats in port today, getting prepared to go back on the water for some localised racing this weekend.  I was surprised at how small these boats are, especially when you consider the conditions they sail in.  This IG page is worth checking out for some close ups of the boats and action and weather shots.
  • Finally I went to the Auckland Art Gallery and participated in the Obliteration Room exhibition.  Every person who enters the room is given a sheet of coloured dot stickers to place any where - on the walls, floor, furniture. It's bright, and fun, and while I was in there, someone was actually playing the piano.
What's happening in your city right now?




11 comments:

  1. Fabulous photography! The Owl are wonderful. The sticky dots, too much fun. Great you can catch the train and stay off the crazy roads there.

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  2. Awesome owls Julie!! You had one heck of a busy day. My husband was at the Art Gallery this afternoon I must ask if he popped into the Obliteration Room exhibiiton.

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  3. The decorated owls are such fun, wonderful designs.

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  4. The owls are fantastic, we had elephants in Melbourne several years ago. Great to see the yachts, those stickers are a bit overwhelming, so hard to tell where the room shape is!! Always good to go to the city by train, so much better than wrestling in the traffic. Thanks for sharing a great day out.

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  5. As a long time lover and collector of owls, I’d love to see the Owl trail! I wonder where the other 33 were?!

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  6. Gosh what a day you had - really interesting to see what's going on in the middle of the city. I hadn't heard of either of those projects!

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  7. Julie, what a fun day. I like Captain Owl and I'm Puzzled.

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  8. Great photos; I love the owls, thanks for sharing them.

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  9. Oh how I would love to visit there someday. The owls are so fun to look at and that piano painted to blend with the wall is intriguing. Thanks for sharing your photography with us.

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  10. The owls are amazing! The boats are so colourful. The Obliteration Room is fascinating! Thanks so much for sharing the photos :)

    -Soma

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