Opened Stone by Hiroaki Ueda was commissioned for the 1971 International Sculpture Symposium. This work was originally placed outside the Auckland Art Gallery, then put in storage in 2008 when the gallery was renovated. It is now located in the Manukau Domain in Lynfield.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016
|From the Hillsborough side|
|Crossing from Onehunga to Hillsborough|
|Looking back toward Hillsborough|
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Auckland's Te Ara I Whiti / The Light Path opened on 3 December. Auckland's newest cycle and walkway can be accessed from Canada Street or Nelson Street. A new bridge has been built from Canada Street over the motorway to join the old Nelson Street offramp which has been boldly surfaced in pink.
The curving Canada Street bridge is not as flashy as the offramp section, but is the perfect introduction to the pink path. The sides lean in, but without constraint, the proportion is right, with enough room for pedestrians and cyclists travelling in either direction.
Te Ara I Whiti is bright, and wide, with walled sides leaning out. Motorway traffic zooms below. Toward the K Road bridge the sky tower reveals itself. Peeps of the Waitamata can be seen. There has been some comment about Te Ara I Whiti being too enclosed, cutting off views of the harbour and city. Although the sides are metal grills with glass above, the vista is still revealed.