The Beauty of UCOL

18/10/2011 at 7:11 am

UCOL, Palmerston North 2 - Wentao Yin

Speaking of cars… I don’t know what exactly they consume on these parties at the Universal College of Learning in Palmerston North. The automotive guys should perhaps consider reducing their doses a bit.

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Photo © 2011 Wentao Yin. Original here.

Bonus track: a promo video with all the goodies (forgotten info card, hall walking, page flipping, fake socialising / teaching, and bondage).

The Beauty of Palmerston North

01/10/2011 at 9:39 am

Palmerston North Square 2 - Wentao Yin

Palmerston North Square 3 - Wentao Yin

Double feature! Finally! The Beauty of Palmerston North’s Square, this brutalist manifesto of concrete poetry.

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Photo © 2011 Wentao Yin. Original here and here.

Borg Mall 3 – The Tomb of Doom

14/09/2011 at 4:20 pm

Westfield - Rachel Tallon

I have a hunch that Rachel Tallon isn’t entirely happy with the Westfield mall shopping center in Lower Hutt:

“A monstrosity that suddenly appeared in my home town a few years ago. Shaped like a Borg ship, with as much character, this imposing monolithic structure stands as a windowless monument to consumerism. (…)
Dull grey boxes plonked on top of a stress-inducing carpark, this rectangular tomb of doom to your credit card is now the heart of my town.”

But hey, just a hunch. Don’t miss the other instalments of the series:

Photo © 2011 Rachel Tallon, Lower Hutt

The Beauty of Corrugated Handrails

13/09/2011 at 8:36 am

Corrugated - Tran's World Productions

What a gem! Note the corresponding car in the background, too.

(I’ve boosted the exposure a tad bit for your viewing pleasure. The original photo complies even better with our code of photographic conduct.)

Photo 2011 Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic Tran’s World Productions. Original here.

The Beauty of Hotels For Mules

28/08/2011 at 11:30 am

Peter Gow - Hotel Formule 1 b

Peter Gow - Hotel Formule 1 a

Lovely! Auckland’s first leaning hotel, solely for first mules! Whatever that might be.

Please note how our (well, or at least Grant Smithies’) reader Peter Gow added his own statement by craftily composing the surrounding traffic signs.

Photos © 2011 Peter Gow

 

The Beauty of Twizel

16/08/2011 at 11:38 am

Twizel Village Centre - Paul Roper-Gee

The plot thickens: suspicious resemblances between Twizel’s vivacious village center, masterly captured by the one and only Paul Roper-Gee, and this piece of evidence.

Conspiracy experts might also enjoy the fairly spooky triple-exposure effect.

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Photo © 2011 Paul Roper-Gee. Original here.

The Beauty of Magic Water. And Concrete.

13/08/2011 at 8:12 am

Concrete and Water - Paul Roper-Gee

This shot is easily amongst the most beautiful pictures I’ve ever seen. What is it doing here then, you ask? Told ya this project would slowly shape shift to “http://themostbeautifulshitunderthesun.com”, didn’t I?

This stunning photographic extravaganza was captured by the indomitable Paul Roper-Gee. Thanks so much, Paul!

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Photo © 2011 Paul Roper-Gee. Original here.

The Beauty of Hammers

07/08/2011 at 1:12 pm

Hammer - Kristina D.C. Hoeppner

Whenever european architects mess up so badly that more than a dozen people get injured or killed, they are exiled to New Zealand. Where they do stuff like this.

A big thanks to the bodacious Kristina D.C. Hoeppner for providing all these gems under a Creative Commons license! It feels good to act legally from time to time!

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Photo Creative Commons (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic) 2011 Kristina D.C. Hoeppner. Original here.

Special: Blenheim’s Beauty

31/07/2011 at 8:01 pm

Blenheim Taylor River Park Geysir - RK

Blenheim Taylor River Park - RK

Another day, another bridge-geysir combo! Today reporting from Blenheim, New Zealand’s centre for wine, bridge-geysir combos and beaver statuettes.

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Photo © 2011 RK. Original here and here.

The Beauty of Dunedin’s Student Flats

19/07/2011 at 10:58 pm

New Zealand old and new - BearZest

The same old struggle: the broadband internet is fairly fast, compared to the speeds in Kenia’s lesser developed areas, but the heat pump is only warming up the first half meter of the hallway and the outside of the toilet door. Bummer! More here.

Photo © 2011 Bear Zest. Original here.