More Beauty of Invercargill

26/03/2010 at 11:46 am

Invercargill Romeo and Juliet Skatepark - Ralf

Skate parks and railway tracks: the Romeo and Juliet of contemporary urban planning. Here a view on Invercargill’s facilities, humming of vibrancy and Wildstyle-ness.

The Beauty of Queenstown

26/03/2010 at 10:41 am

Queenstown Roofs - Ralf

What, March already?!? Time flies when you’re having fun! Like the big, fat, exquisite, tin roofy fun you can only find in Queenstown, the fun epicentre of the fun South Island. Fun.

The Beauty of Broken Dreams

28/12/2009 at 4:37 pm

Broken Dreams - Bekdawg

A new contributor to ‘Ugly New Zealand’: welcome to Bekdawg and her exquisite photos of New Zealand’s flip side! Can there be a better photo to kiss 2009 goodbye?

Photo © 2009 Bekdawg.

The Beauty of Classical Architecture

17/12/2009 at 6:12 am

Set The Roof On Fire - Scott Savage

Ahh, good ol’ South Dunedin! Today with one of these spots that will kill a couple of pedestrians by collapsing some day soon. And one of the spots that have mayor Peter Chin written all over them. Shrieking, with The Joker-like voice, “Fuck it! Fuck it ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-hard!!”

Photo © 2009 Scott Savage.

Ravensbourne, Dunedin

19/06/2009 at 8:33 pm

Ravensbourne Gabions - Alex Gilks

Holding up these and many other walls are gabion baskets. They look like a bad art school project about industry vs nature, or some such. Here they are decorated with massive bolts. This is a pretty main route for tourism and freight, and the main route to many satellite communities. All the architects and urban designers were on holiday when they were planning this retaining wall, so the engineers just cracked on with it anyway.

Photo © 2009 Alex Gilks.