Well, taking pictures while cycling is hard to do (no, I didn't try). And Peter's got a nice commute in the opposite direction from our house. So why take a bunch of digital photos of only some of the area when you can Google Street View?
They got photos of the area up and running a little while ago of a typical Auckland morning, with the sun shining off of recently rained-upon houses and streets. Just head on over to maps.google.com and click on "Get Driving Directions" on the left. If you start at Queens Parade, Devonport, Auckland you'll get a good view of the waterfront. For the destination address, type in Anzac St, Takapuna, Auckland. This route shows a good example of the different things a cyclist deals with around the city. We're lucky in that we have more dedicated cycle lanes than many other areas, but it's not pervasive. This is only a small part of our collective commute, but those of you with our personal details can probably probe a little more if you have the time to kill. Welcome to the neighbourhood!