Bach or holiday home, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 4)
About Ilan Wittenberg
After gaining a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and an MBA in Information Technology, an artist realises his passion lies elsewhere and moves into the creative realm of photography. It sounds like a career fairy tale but for Ilan Wittenberg this is a reality. Now a distinguished portrait photographer Wittenberg spends most of his time creating portraits and fine art. Ilan’s journey as a photographer began relatively recently in 2011 but he was quickly recognized as one to watch, winning a plethora of national and international awards. He is now thrilled to be working in an eye-opening field that enables him to get amongst New Zealand’s culture. The people, the atmosphere and the landscape here have contributed to Wittenberg’s shift into a photographic career, where he enjoys exercising his creative spirit. In 2014 Wittenberg was given the wonderful opportunity of presenting three themes of photography on Auckland’s scenic waterfront. Titled Black, White & Colour, it was his first endeavor to share his creations with the public in a solo exhibition, featuring portraiture, landscape and fine art. He says it was an invigorating experience to delve into, exploring his competence in creating abstract pieces. Wittenberg aimed to break through the clutter of the thousands of images we see daily by telling a story through his work, emphasizing the potential which photography has to touch peoples’ lives. During 2015, Wittenberg had the opportunity to pursue one of his true passions: documenting people in the Old City of Jerusalem. His exciting journey took him through twisted and narrow streets where merchants are proud to market their goods. Ilan’s unique eye and his ability to create quick rapport with his subjects enabled him to produce a compelling portfolio of monochrome photographs, capturing their character and the special atmosphere using ambient light only. Faces of Jerusalem was chosen to be exhibited at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery .
Ilan Wittenberg purchased this House in 2012
What makes this House unique
Allegro is located inside a charming complex of one bedroom units which used to be a motel in the 70's. It is located on the ground floor with easy access from the car park (near the front door) and to the beautiful lawns and swimming pool.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Good basic accommodation
Allegro was in a perfect location for our needs. Not too far from beaches and shopping. The pool is a great asset.We would be happy to stay again.
Thanks for staying at Allegro Chris and looking forward to your next visit to Auckland!
Enjoyed our time there. The room was lovely. Will come back again.
Thanks for staying at Allegro Zara and hope to see you again on your next visit to Auckland!
We spent a great time at Allegro. The house is located in a quiet section with lots of birds singing. The lawn was perfect for the kids and the neighbours are really friendly. The kitchen was well equipped and Wi-Fi quick. The beds are very comfortable - we will be back!
Close to Takapuna.
Close to Takapuna. Nice and quiet & clean
Castor Bay is a bay and suburb of Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand. Located between Milford and Campbells Bay, it is part of the East Coast Bays. To the east lies the islands of Rangitoto and Motutapu, which are easily visible from land.
The bay itself is quite small and is well sheltered by an artificial breakwater that extends from the northern edge of the bay, running towards the south. A small bark and grass area with several large pōhutukawa trees offering shelter compliments the beachfront and an extended coastline stretches out to the north towards Campbells Bay.
Nearby John F. Kennedy Park contains old World War II bunkers that were used to survey the Hauraki Gulf and is accessible from Castor Bay by road (Beach Road) or by walkway (from the extended coastline to the north). The northern headland of Castor Bay is the site of an old Maori pā, Rahopara, that is believed to have been last inhabited and then abandoned in the 18th century, prior to European colonisation. Very little is known about the people who lived there but the tribe's ancient earth excavations are still visible.