My local corner shop

They are called Dairies in New Zealand, very popular with kids for the ice cream and sweets… Dogs not allowed. This dairy on the corner of Remuera Road and Armadale Road.

Today is theme day: “Your local corner shop”, please visit the other participating cities:

Adelaide, Australia by Gordon, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey by afyonblog, Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Ararat, Australia by Digger, Arradon, France by Alice, Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine, Aspen (CO), USA by IamMBB, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Avignon, France by Nathalie, Barrow-in-Furness, UK by Enitharmon, Barton (VT), USA by Andree, Belgrade, Serbia by BgdPic, Belgrade, Serbia by Bibi, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah, Boston (MA), USA by Sarah, Whit, & Leyre, Brookville (OH), USA by Abraham, Bucharest, Romania by Malpraxis, Budapest, Hungary by agrajag, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cape Town, South Africa by Kerry-Anne, Cavite, Philippines by cavitedailyphoto, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Château-Gontier, France by Laurent, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chennai, India by Ram N, Chennai, India by Shantaram, Chicago (IL), USA by U R us, Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Corsicana (TX), USA by Lake Lady, Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow, Edinburgh, UK by Dido, Evry, France by Olivier, Folkestone, UK by Clare Unsworth, Forks (WA), USA by Corinne, Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA by Gigi, Gainesville (FL), USA by Leah, Geneva (IL), USA by Kelly, Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton, Gun Barrel City (TX), USA by Lake Lady, Hamilton, New Zealand by Sakiwi, Hangzhou, China by Chanin, Haninge, Sweden by Steffe, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hyde, UK by Gerald, Hyde, UK by Old Hyde, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Jogjakarta, Indonesia by Jogja Portrait, Katonah (NY), USA by Inkster1, Knoxville (TN), USA by Knoxville Girl, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Las Vegas (NV), USA by Mo, Le Guilvinec, France by ds2944, Lisbon, Portugal by Maria João, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, Lodz, Poland by ritalounge, London, UK by Mo, London, UK by Ham, Los Angeles (CA), USA by Martha Perez, Mainz, Germany by JB, Manila, Philippines by Heyokity, Melbourne, Australia by John, Memphis (TN), USA by SouthernHeart, Menton, France by Jilly, Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol, Mexico City, Mexico by Poly, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Misawa, Japan by misawa mama, Monroe (GA), USA by Tanya, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Montego Bay, Jamaica by Ann, Monterrey, Mexico by rafa, Moscow, Russia by Irina, Mumbai, India by MumbaiiteAnu, Mumbai, India by Magiceye, Nancy, France by yoshi, Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Delhi, India by Delhi Photo Diary, New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser, New York City (NY), USA by Ming the Merciless, New York City (NY), USA by • Eliane •, Norwich, UK by Goddess888, Oklahoma City (OK), USA by ananda.tashie, Orlando (FL), USA by OrlFla, Oslo, Norway by Lothiane, Owasso (OK), USA by Jennifer, Paderborn, Germany by Soemchen, Paris, France by Eric, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Pasadena (CA), USA by Petrea, Perth, Australia by Elevation7, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay, Petoskey (MI), USA by Christie, Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Port Elizabeth, South Africa by Sam, Port Townsend (WA), USA by raf, Portland (ME), USA by Corey, Posadas, Argentina by Lega, Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea by Jules, Ramsey, Isle of Man by babooshka, Reykjavik, Iceland by Vírgíll, Riga, Latvia by , Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke, Rouen, France by Bbsato, Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saigon, Vietnam by Simon, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by Eric, San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer, San Diego (CA), USA by Zentmrs, San Francisco (CA), USA by PFranson, San Francisco (CA), USA by Louis la Vache, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Seoul, South Korea by Phil, Sequim (WA), USA by Norma, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, Springfield (IL), USA by Aubrey, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Stouffville, Canada by Ken, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge, Sydney, Australia by Ann, Sydney, Australia by Julie, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Tacloban City, Philippines by agnesdv, Tel-Aviv, Israel by Olga, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, The Hague, Netherlands by Lezard, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torino, Italy by Fabrizio, Torun, Poland by Torun Observer, Torun, Poland by Glenn, Toulouse, France by Julia, Turin, Italy by Livio, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Victoria, Canada by Benjamin Madison, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Wassenaar, Netherlands by Rich, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Willits (CA), USA by Elaine, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn,

The Harbour Bridge


I couldn’t miss the opportunity to photograph Auckland’s landmark bridge for today’s theme day. Here viewed from Point Chevalier with the Rangitoto Island in the background.

Today’s theme day is “Bridges”, please visit the participating cities:
Boston (MA), USASan Diego (CA), USAStayton (OR), USANew York City (NY), USAPortland (OR), USAMontego Bay, JamaicaInverness (IL), USASingapore, SingaporeStockholm, SwedenSetúbal, PortugalBrussels, BelgiumPhoenix (AZ), USASeattle (WA), USAHyde, UKManila, PhilippinesFort Lauderdale (FL), USALondon, EnglandAustin (TX), USAToulouse, FranceWeston (FL), USASesimbra, PortugalSelma (AL), USASilver Spring (MD), USASaarbrücken, GermanyCleveland (OH), USACrystal Lake (IL), USAAmerican Fork (UT), USASeoul, South KoreaKyoto, JapanTokyo, JapanNorwich (Norfolk), UKNorth Bay (ON), CanadaArradon, FrancePaderborn, GermanyDurban, South AfricaPhiladelphia (PA), USACypress (TX), USACottage Grove (MN), USAPrague, Czech RepublicPortland (OR), USAGreenville (SC), USABoston (MA), USAPort Angeles (WA), USAKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaWichita (Ks), USASaint Paul (MN), USAPetaling Jaya (Selangor), MalaysiaGrenoble, FranceNew York City (NY), USANottingham, UKHobart (Tasmania), AustraliaArlington (VA), USAMinneapolis (MN), USAMiami (FL), USACheltenham, UKAlbuquerque (NM), USASaratoga Spgs. (NY), USALas Vegas (NV), USATuzla, Bosnia and HerzegovinaNashville (TN), USAToruń, PolandNew Orleans (LA), USAPort Elizabeth, South AfricaMelbourne, AustraliaMoscow, RussiaTrujillo, PeruChâteau-Gontier, FranceQuincy (MA), USAMelbourne, AustraliaPort Vila, VanuatuJoplin (MO), USABellefonte (PA), USABrookville (OH), USAChateaubriant, FranceChandler (AZ), USAStavanger, NorwayBaziège, FranceAuckland, New ZealandWellington, New ZealandOcean Township (NJ), USASubang Jaya (Selangor), MalaysiaDetroit (MI), USARiga, LatviaNelson, New ZealandBudapest, HungaryCape Town, South AfricaSydney, AustraliaDunedin (FL), USASofia, BulgariaRadonvilliers, FranceTurin, ItalyMontpellier, FranceKansas City (MO), USAMinneapolis (MN), USAHaninge, SwedenWailea (HI), USALubbock (TX), USARabaul, Papua New GuineaTerrell (TX), USAMexico City, MexicoSaint-Petersburg, Russian FederationBudapest, HungaryMontréal (QC), CanadaSharon (CT), USALe Guilvinec, FranceJefferson City (MO), USASaigon, VietnamLondon, UKCrepy-en-Valois, FranceOrlando (FL), USAMaple Ridge (BC), CanadaParis, FranceMainz, GermanyNewcastle (NSW), AustraliaWassenaar (ZH), NetherlandsMenton, FranceMonte Carlo, MonacoDarmstadt, GermanyNaples (FL), USATorino, ItalySaint Louis (MO), USABogor, Indonesia


The colour Red


Today is the monthly theme day – The colour Red.
To view the other participating cities, please follow the links below:

Shanghai, ChinaMumbai, IndiaNew York City (NY), USAManila, PhilippinesAlbuquerque (NM), USAHamburg, GermanyStayton (OR), USALos Angeles (CA), USAHyde, UKOslo, NorwayBrookville (OH), USAMelbourne, AustraliaStavanger, NorwayBellefonte (PA), USABucaramanga (Santander), ColombiaJoplin (MO), USASingapore, SingaporeSelma (AL), USACleveland (OH), USAKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaChandler (AZ), USAStockholm, SwedenSeattle (WA), USABoston (MA), USAArradon, FranceEvry, FranceBaton Rouge (LA), USAMaple Ridge (BC), CanadaBoston (MA), USAGrenoble, FranceCottage Grove (MN), USAGreenville (SC), USAHilo (HI), USANelson, New ZealandLa Antigua, GuatemalaBrisbane (QLD), AustraliaSingapore, SingaporeTel Aviv, IsraelHong Kong, ChinaSequim (WA), USAPaderborn, GermanySaarbrücken, GermanyRotterdam, NetherlandsTenerife, SpainKyoto, JapanTokyo, JapanSydney, AustraliaNaples (FL), USACologne (NRW), GermanyWassenaar (ZH), NetherlandsSaint Louis (MO), USACypress (TX), USAOcean Township (NJ), USAMainz, GermanyToruń, PolandMenton, FranceMonte Carlo, MonacoSingapore, SingaporeNorth Bay (ON), CanadaJakarta, IndonesiaMontréal (QC), CanadaTuzla, Bosnia and HerzegovinaMinneapolis (MN), USABaziège, FranceSan Diego (CA), USAPrague, Czech RepublicAmpang (Selangor), MalaysiaNew York (NY), USAKajang (Selangor), MalaysiaSharon (CT), USANewcastle (NSW), AustraliaPort Angeles (WA), USANottingham, UKVilligen, SwitzerlandChicago (IL), USATorquay, UKBrussels, BelgiumSan Diego (CA), USAMexico (DF), MexicoSaint Paul (MN), USACape Town, South AfricaParis, FranceSeoul, KoreaManila, PhilippinesMilano, ItalyAustin (TX), USAChennai, IndiaMadrid, SpainSeoul, South KoreaWailea (HI), USAToronto (ON), CanadaAjaccio, FranceBuenos Aires, ArgentinaSilver Spring (MD), USAZurich, SwitzerlandSydney, AustraliaBudapest, HungaryMoscow, RussiaAuckland, New Zealand

City exchange


Wellington is the other New Zealand city that I love to photograph as much as I love to photograph Auckland. So for today’s theme day I give you one of my Wellington favourites. Any other day Wellington is Louise’s domain!

Visit the other cities participating in today’s theme day:

Monte Carlo, MonacoRome, ItalySingapore, SingaporeTenerife, SpainRotterdam, NetherlandsLondon, UKMontréal (QC), CanadaMelbourne, AustraliaNaples (FL), USABastia, FranceHong Kong, ChinaMazatlan, MexicoBuenos Aeres, ArgentinaManila, PhilippinesArradon, FranceMadison (WI), USAEvry, FranceSeoul, KoreaShanghai, ChinaBucaramanga (Santander), ColombiaSequim (WA), USASingapore, SingaporeBudapest, HungaryBaziège, FranceHamburg, GermanyToruń, PolandNelson, New ZealandMadison (WI), USAVantaa, FinlandKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaMainz, GermanyDubai, UAESaint Paul (MN), USACork, IrelandStockholm, SwedenMenton, FranceTel Aviv, IsraelAlbuquerque (NM), USAKitakami, JapanStayton (OR), USASzentes, HungaryStavanger, NorwayGrenoble, FranceVilligen, SwitzerlandParis, FranceHyde, UKMoscow, RussiaJoplin (MO), USAJakarta, IndonesiaGreenville (SC), USACape Town, South AfricaAsheville (NC), USASeattle (WA), USAKyoto, JapanTokyo, JapanMadrid, SpainAuckland, New ZealandOulu, FinlandLubbock (TX), USATuzla, Bosnia and HerzegovinaBaton Rouge (LA), USASydney, AustraliaMaple Ridge (BC), CanadaVancouver, CanadaSeattle (WA), USASelma (AL), USAChandler (AZ), USASharon (CT), USAManila, PhilippinesLyon, FranceNew York City (NY), USALos Angeles (CA), USABrookville (OH), USAHayle, UKWailea (HI), USASaarbrücken, GermanySan Diego (CA), USABoston (MA), USASaint Louis (MO), USACypress (TX), USAAnderson (SC), USATorino, Italy

Post box


Ok, this is definitely not Auckland, and its not a public mailbox either, but I just couldn’t help myself…
This postbox made as a model of the house was captured along the Whanganui river, a dramatic setting even for a humble postbox…

The New Zealand movie, “River Queen” was shot along the Whanganui river, and if it is available in your local video store. I’d recommend it

Participating cities in the April 1st, 2007 theme day:
London (UK) Grenoble (France) Rotterdam (Netherlands) Greenville SC (USA) Hyde (UK) Villigen (Switzerland) Albuquerque NM (USA) Mazatlan (Mexico) Montréal (Canada) Stayton OR (USA) Shanghai (China) -Jing Arradon (France) Sequim WA (USA) Newcastle upon Tyne (England) Seattle WA (USA) -Kim Bastia (Corse) Minneapolis MN (USA) Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) Joplin MO (USA) Sharon, CT (USA) Cottage Grove MN [USA] Houston, TX (USA) -Candice & Megan Singapore – by Keropokman. Guelph, ON (Canada) Menton (France) onte Carlo, Monaco aples, FL (USA) Kyoto (Japan) Tokyo (Japan) Aliso Viejo, CA (USA) Cape Town (South Africa) Jakarta (Indonesia) Kitakami (Japan) Tel Aviv (Israel) Vantaa(Finland) Guadalajara (Mexico) Auckland (New Zealand) Nelson (New Zealand) Tuzla (B&H) Brussels (Belgium) Anderson, SC (USA) Lubbock, TX (USA) John, Melbourne, (Australia) Stavanger (Norway) Tenerife (Spain) Stockholm (Sweden) Boston, MA (USA) Not Strictly Seattle, Susan New York City, (USA), Ming the Merciless Paris [Eric], (France) Ampang (Selangor) Sydney (Nathalie) Australia ailea , HI (USA) Manila (Philippines) Sydney (Sally) Australia Cork (Ireland) Saarbrücken (Germany) Saint Paul MN (USA) by Carol San Diego, CA (USA) Mexico [POLY], (Mexico) Budapest (Hungary) Singapore (Singapore by Zannnie) Madrid [Dsole] (Spain) Nottingham (England)

Men at work – Theme day


Men at work at yet another Auckland Carpark

The following cities partcipate in this Theme Day:
1 (Porto (Portugal) ) 2 (Greenville SC (USA) ) 3 (Hyde (UK) ) 4 (Tenerife (Spain) ) 5 (Albuquerque, NM (USA) ) 6 (Stayton, OR (USA) ) 7 (Rotterdam (NL) ) 8 (Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) ) 9 (London (England) ) 10 (Richmond, VA (USA) ) 11 (Sydney -Sally (Australia) ) 12 (Newcastle upon Tyne (England) ) 13 (Constanta (Romania) ) 14 (Evry (France) ) 15 (Lubbock, TX (USA) ) 16 (Szentes (Hungary) ) 17 (Villigen (Switzerland) ) 18 (Mumbai (India) ) 19 (Tel Aviv (Israel) ) 20 (Twin Cities, MN [USA] ) 21 (Jakarta (Indonesia) ) 22 (Houston -Candice & Megan, TX (USA) ) 23 (Budapest (Hungary) ) 24 (Singapore – Zannnie (Singapore) ) 25 (Dubai (UAE) ) 26 (Singapore -Keropokman (Singapore) ) 27 (Madrid -Dsole (Spain) ) 28 (Mazatlan -Kate (Mexico) ) 29 (Nelson (New Zealand) ) 30 (Vantaa (Finland) ) 31 (Kyoto (Japan) ) 32 (Tokyo (Japan) ) 33 (Joplin, MO (USA) ) 34 (Auckland (New Zealand) ) 35 (Sequim, WA (USA) ) 36 (Menton (France) ) 37 (Minneapolis, MN (USA) ) 38 (Istanbul (Turkey) ) 39 (Sydney -Nathalie (Australia) ) 40 (Sharon, CT (USA) ) 41 (Seattle, WA (USA) ) 42 (Anderson, SC (USA) ) 43 (Monte Carlo, (Monaco) ) 44 (Milano, (Italy) ) 45 (Grenoble (France) ) 46 (Wailea, HI (USA) ) 47 (Guelph, ON (Canada) ) 48 (Melbourne – John (Australia) ) 49 (New York City (USA) [Ming_the_Merciless] ) 50 (Cebu (Philippines) ) 51 (Bandung (Indonesia) ) 52 (Antigua Guatemala (Central America) ) 53 (Hamburg (Germany) ) 54 (London -Jonemo (UK) ) 55 (Hong Kong ) 56 (Stavanger (Norway) ) 57 (Paris (France) ) 58 (Naples, Florida (USA) ) 59 (Saarbrücken (Germany) ) 60 (Shanghai (China) ) 61 (Quito (Ecuador) ) 62 (Zurich (Switzerland))