More Beauty of Nelson

22/11/2010 at 9:01 am

Ugliest clocktower ever!! Seriously! Centerpiece of Nelson! - jenniferever27

As Entourage’s Ari Gold would put it: Boom! I just can’t get enough of this jewel, Nelson’s famous centerpiece of concrete creativity. Here in an exciting shot by jenniferever27.

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Photo © 2010 jenniferever27. Original here.

The Beauty of Nelson

20/11/2010 at 5:50 am

Nelson Central Post Office Building - Murray Neill

On his very elegant website, Murray Neill offers an antidote to us: it could be also described as “Beautiful New”.

The photo above is from a cool series of aerial shots, taken with a kite. But even all this talent and technical equipment can’t turn Nelson’s infamous Central Post Office / City Council building into a beauty queen. Good for us! :)

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Photo © 2010 Murray Neill. Original here.

The Beauty of Centre City

18/11/2010 at 12:37 pm

Ugliest waterfront building - mitchyyyyy

The Centre City Shopping Centre… – Centre? Centre! Fo’ shizzle! – in New Plymouth features a groovy little home-made slide-show-style movie on its groovy website. Not too surprisingly, they don’t feature many exterior shots of their clever little concrete construction accentuating the coast line.

A superb contribution by mitchyyyyy. Mitchyyyyy? Mitchyyyyy! Fo’ shizzle! Dizzle Bizzle!

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Photo © 2010 mitchyyyyy. Original here.

The Ugly Art Thing!

04/08/2010 at 9:14 am

Public Art Thing - Brianne Karabetsos

And from the streets of Auckland came… THE UGLY ART MONSTROSITY THING!!! And while everybody else ran, screaming, Brianne Karabetsos kept calm and got the camera ready…

Photo © 2010 Brianne Karabetsos. Original here.

The Beauty of Boring Benches

12/06/2010 at 6:11 am

Boring Bench - Ralf

Here is a particularly bland – and shady – bench in Invercargill.

More of Invercargill’s Beauty

09/06/2010 at 10:11 am

More Invercargill Extravaganza - Ralf

This one is not only incredibly great, it would be also a strong candidate for Martin Parr’s book “Boring Postcards”. Well, or at least for its swedish web predecessor, Retroglobe. Well, or at least for the pale rip-off of them both… – us.

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The Beauty of Aliens. In Garages.

29/05/2010 at 11:50 pm

Aliens - Ralf

This explains sooooooooo much! If not everything.

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The Beauty of Nelson’s Bridges

27/04/2010 at 1:28 pm

Patricia Laurenson worked with a briefing resembling one of the ideas behind this blog: “My creative theme was ‘bad 1950s photos that would have been thrown away’”. Mission accomplished!

By the way: we also accept bad photos from the 1960–2010s, in case there was any doubt…

Bridges of Nelson - Patricia Laurenson

Photo © 2010 Patricia Laurenson. Original here.

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 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.