Sunrise over Spaghetti Junction

Now the days are shorter I seem to do a lot of sketching in the dark or half light. This is where Aucklands motorways converge viewed from the Newton overbridge, with the city silhouetted behind. It always seems WAY to big for a city this size!


The incredible moving pub

The incredible moving pub
Originally uploaded by Mr Dewhurst
One of Auckland's oldest surviving pubs, the Birdcage Tavern (1884) is about to move — 40 metres up the road, while a motorway tunnel is created beneath the site. A motorway viaduct already runs within metres of the building visible at the top left and surrounded by a major intersection on ground level.

The building will be bumped up the road on runway beams by hydraulic arms — then moved back again once the tunnel is completed sometime in 2012.