The Beauty of Stalking

03/02/2012 at 11:58 am

Admittedly, I was a bit lazy recently. At least here. But now I’m back. Let’s kick off Ugly New Zealand’s reanimation with this oddly specific park…

Owen Stalker Park, Woodend, Canterbury - Jane Vial

A wonderful contribution by the attentive Jane Vial. Just leaves the question where to stalk all the other people…

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Photo © 2012 Jane Vial.

 

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 Frog Rock

13/10/2011 at 10:42 pm

Frog Rock - alstewartnz

Prog frog around the clock! Frog Rock, Weka Pass Railway. We are getting dangerously close to postcard beauty here. Must find uglier stuff, must find uglier stuff…

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Photo © 2011 Alastair Stewart. Original here.

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 Phar Lap Pedestals

14/08/2011 at 1:14 pm

Timaru, Home of Phar Lap - Grant Dommen

After the tragic death of the Phar Lap, his fans and the racing fraternity ennobled the memory of the champion gelding by sending his arse back to Australia, keeping his bones in New Zealand, and exporting his shoes to the Philippines. A thoroughbred, a complete horsey, bossing the track and strutting proud and free in his domain: this image could not be complete without a statue of a frozen horse riding a goods lift up towards heaven. Travel well, wonder horse.

Another more-than-just-exquisite guest post by the valorous designer, teacher and author Alex Gilks, accompanying this magical shot by the sensational Grant Dommen.

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Photo © 2011 Grant Dommen. Original here.

The Beauty of Fish ‘n’ Chips

21/02/2011 at 10:04 am

Lyttelton Fisheries - geoftheref

Another guest post by the electrifying Alex Gilks:

“Hey Trev, I reckon we shud do up the front of the shop ta look somethink like the sea. Yeah a bit underwatery. But I really wonnit to look contempehry too. Corrugaded iron would look real good with the fridges. And it’s kinda friendly too eh.”

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Photo Creative Commons (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic) 2010 Geof Wilson. Original here.