The Beauty of God. Or Not.

20/04/2012 at 7:09 pm

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.

Ashburton Sign of God -

Organized Agnostics in NZ, Auckland - Rosemary Dukelow

Photos © 2012 Jenny M of the splendiferous german travel blog (top) and Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0) 2012 Rosemary Dukelow.
Original here.

The Best of Ugly New Zealand – South Island

24/02/2012 at 8:24 pm

Part 2 of the collection: “Best of Ugly New Zealand Edition South Island (BOUNZESI)”. Have a lovely weekend, y’all, while deciding if the South or the North wins. For me, it’s clear as Lake Wakatipu.

01 Boring Akaroa 02 - Karsten Grillitsch02 Slope Point - Glutnix03 BurnedBBQ - Ralf
04 SheepPooOmarama - Karsten Grillitsch05 Cromwell Fruit - Marilyn Moffat06 Dunedin Molars - Carolyn Guytonbeck
07 Concrete and Water - Paul Roper-Gee08 Limo in the Snow - Timaru, NZ - Shannon Stevenson09 Invercargill Skate Park - Ralf
09 Timaru Home of Phar Lap - Grant Dommen11 Alien in Garage - Ralf12 Wakefield 1989 - TravellingLight

The Beauty of Directions (2)

01/01/2012 at 11:57 am

Kaiteriteri 1989 - Travelling Light

A japanese car in 1989’s Kaiteriteri. Have a look at the Google Maps location to find that nothing has changed, except the colour temperature. Quite reassuring.

Google Maps Location

Photo © 2011 travelling-light. Original here.


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.

Google Maps Location

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 Motueka, in 1989

17/10/2011 at 5:29 pm

Motueka 1989 - Travelling Light

More corrugated steel! More car(s)! More uncut 1989 oldschool flavour! More pure awesomeness by Travelling Light!

Google Maps Location (approximately)

Photo © 2011 Travelling Light. Original here.

The Beauty of Thames’ No-ness

13/10/2011 at 10:30 pm

No Dogs, Thames - Mercian

How about… wheel gymnastics?

Google Maps Location

Photo © 2011 Mercian. Original here.

The Beauty of… Timaru?

29/09/2011 at 10:34 pm

Timaru - Natalie Price

The truth about Timaru!

Captured by the wonderful Natalie Price, who was kind – and brave – enough to let me publish this masterpiece. Thanks a lot!

Please let me re-emphasise that most of the photos presented on this blog aren’t indicative for the photographic abilities of their authors ;)

Google Maps Location (well, somewhere there)

Photo © 2011 Natalie Price. Original here.

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 Swine, next to Cars

04/09/2011 at 10:59 am

Piggy - Travelling Light

And while we are at it, my little possums, let’s also publish this splendiferous shot by the magnificient Travelling Light.

Photo © 2011 Travelling Light. Original here.

The Beauty of Cinemas

22/06/2011 at 8:35 am

Roxy cinema being built - Mike Riversdale

Today just a simple photo out of a driving parked car. Depicting the Roxy Cinema in Wellington. I really love this kind of photos, they have this mechanical pseudo-objectivsm of Google Street Views.

Jon Rafman has a wonderful essay and a project page about this topic, although he tends to prefer the more spectacular or „meaningful“ motives and leaves out more mundane candidates… – the stuff that feeds this little project here.

Google Maps Location

Photo © 2011 Mike Riversdale. Original here.