UglyNewZealand, the site that helped to lift New Zealand bashing to new heights, is happy – and a little proud – that prominent colleagues like Buzzfeed join the party: here are the 25 hardest things about living in New Zealand.
New Zealand: the place where concrete factory ruins look like churches, and churches like concrete factory ruins. Another masterpiece by the eagle-eyed Sids1, the genius behind classics like the pink sheep and the swollen rugby player statue, to name just a few.
Together with the Gigantic Kiwi Slice Platform Thingy perhaps New Zealand’s number 1 silly iconic tourist landmark. I just can’t get enough of it… – especially if I happen to stumble over fantastic photos like these.
A charming example of what Kiwis are truly good at: staying relaxed – or chillaxed, if you prefer – and keeping things in perspective. If you ask me: the Agnostics present the slightly more convincing pitch here.
Not that we would have ignored Palmerston North so far, and especially the fearless Wentao Yin helped us survey the whole height, width and depth of the concretist manifesto the rest of the world calls Bizarro Park North, but that is The Square to the proud Palmerstonians. North.
But wait. There’s more!
Our reader Peter Pieruschka provided this… angular peek onto the irritation that is New Zealand’s contemporary architecture. When Peter is not kindly helping out here – thanks, Peter! :) – he increases the alarmingly sturdy number of German-run websites discussing aspects of New Zealand: www.nz2go.de. In his case much more constructive (and interesting) than us, but mostly written in ze german.
Google Maps Location (approx., feel free to hunt down the exact spot.)
Photo © 2012 Peter Pieruschka.