The Beauty of Lime and Concrete Factory Ruins

22/04/2012 at 6:37 pm

Old Lime and Cement Works, Warkworth, Auckland - Sids1

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.

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Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0) 2012 Sids1. Again, thank you very much!
Original here.

 

Looking Down the Barrel of a… Chimney

20/04/2012 at 9:51 am

Another instant classic by the unstoppable Carolyn Guytonbeck of Totally Wired. Today: the Speight’s brewery’s clever marketing tools. Part 1: the beer barrel chimney top. Great work, Carolyn, danke schön!

Speights Barrel Dunedin - Carolyn Guytonbeck

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Photo © 2012 Carolyn Guytonbeck of Totally Wired.

More Palmerston North Power!

20/03/2012 at 10:21 am

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!

Square, Palmerston North - Wentao Yin

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Photo © 2012 Wentao Yin. Original here and here.

 

The Beauty of Petone’s Parks

19/03/2012 at 10:08 pm

Petone Park - Emily Walker

Another wonderful shot by the dazzling Emily Walker, also responsible for this timeless gem.

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Photo Creative Commons (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic) 2012 Emily Walker. Original here.

The Beauty of Milford Houses

19/03/2012 at 9:50 pm

House in Milford, Auckland - Peter Pieruschka (www.nz2go.de)

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.

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Photo © 2012 Peter Pieruschka.

The Best of Ugly New Zealand – North Island

20/02/2012 at 10:32 pm

People, I’m slowly running a bit low on new material. That means…

1. Time for our gazillions millions thousands quite a few dunno, maybe a couple dozen? three friends to send new material, puh-leese!

2. Time for cheap reruns of lukewarm oldies: let’s start with a lovingly complied collection of the “Best of Ugly New Zealand Edition North Island (BOUNZENI)”. Sounds a bit like a hungarian car brand, if you ask me.

Keep calm, Dunners, I’ll follow up with the “Best of the South” these days.

The Beauty of Cuba Street’s Back

20/02/2012 at 9:13 pm

Back of Cuba St - Caroline Glass

News from our reader Caroline Glass: still Wellington, but this time the fenced back of Cuba Street.

Caroline’s concrete symphony for 3 bicyclists can be found here. Thanks again, Caroline!

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Photo © 2012 Caroline Glass.

The Beauty of Casino Testicles

21/12/2011 at 11:07 am

Is there a better way to celebrate the festive spirit than to present the testicular decoration of Christchurch’s Casino? I don’t think so.

This post is a shameless regurgitation of a “The Worst of Perth” article. The Worst of Perth is our – far superior – brother in the crime of regional mockery. Visit them to find out more thrilling geological details!

Happy Christmas, and have a couple nice days, y’all!
See you next year!

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CHCH Casino 2 - TheWorstofPerth.com

CHCH Casino 1 - TheWorstofPerth.com

Casino in Christchurch - Tina Ivano

Photos © 2011 The Worst of Perth. Originals here.
Photo 2011 Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic Tina Ivano. Original here.

The Beauty of the Birds

19/12/2011 at 4:13 pm

UCOL, Palmerston North 1 - Wentao Yin

Let’s ignore the overwhelming Freudian and Hitch-cock-ian subtexts for a second, and let’s just enjoy this architectural tribute to Miles Davis. Another visual rollercoaster by the tremendous Wentao Yin.

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Photo © 2011 Wentao Yin. Original here.

 

The Beauty of Te Manawa

26/11/2011 at 3:10 pm

Te Manawa Museum, Palmerston North 1 - Wentao Yin

“Mom, why has the woman spikes in her bum?” Another action-packed Palmerston thrill-ride by Wentao Yin. Also don’t miss the bugs crawling all over the building. The perfect theme park for a relaxed post party drug chillout…

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Photo © 2011 Wentao Yin. Original here.