Looking Down the Barrel of a… Chimney

20/04/2012 at 9:51 am

Another instant classic by the unstoppable Carolyn Guytonbeck of Totally Wired. Today: the Speight’s brewery’s clever marketing tools. Part 1: the beer barrel chimney top. Great work, Carolyn, danke schön!

Speights Barrel Dunedin - Carolyn Guytonbeck

Google Maps Location

Photo © 2012 Carolyn Guytonbeck of Totally Wired.

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

Polar Molar

22/07/2011 at 11:35 pm

Dunedin Molars - Carolyn Guytonbeck

You know, mocking Dunedin is nearly a bit too easy. As if the brave inhabitants of this small- to medium-size University town wouldn’t struggle enough already with their image as the last bathroom before the Antarctica (shush, Invercargill!), their silly dialect, and – since the demise of K.C.’s –, the lack of any classy night life joint.

Don’t get me started on the other past Dunedin oddities.

Then again, some entity must have signed the permission for the erection of these stone “molars” in Dunedin’s harbour. Somebody… – or should I say -thing? – thought that 6 roughly sculptured stone… thingies next to a quite magnificient harbour basin would enrich this place. And let me guess: thy name was city council, wasn’t it!

Well, poor senseless council thing: you erred. A little rule of thumb for the next times: tartar-shaped ropes are fairly reliable indicators for poorly developed artistic visions.

Google Maps Location (so far, without molars)

Photo © 2011 a divine anonymous creature. Thanks, divine anonymous creature!

The Beauty of Aliens. In Garages.

29/05/2010 at 11:50 pm

Aliens - Ralf

This explains sooooooooo much! If not everything.

Google Maps Location.

Newsflash: Clothing Collection Robbery

12/01/2010 at 6:12 pm

Robbed Clothing Donation - Ralf

Admittedly, South Dunedin isn’t the wealthiest region of New Zealand. But these donation bin drive-by robberies… guys, this is just ridiculous!

The (Ex-)Beauty of Forbury Park

06/01/2010 at 6:05 pm

Forbury Park - Ralf

Here today, gone tomorrow… actually, gone a couple days ago. Forbury Park building, Dunedin.

The Beauty of BBQ

06/01/2010 at 2:10 pm

Burned BBQ - Ralf

Happy new year! We celebrated with a couple of rockets, a pint of kerosine and these magnesium torches… be careful with the matches… no, really, they are… ARGH!!

Update: Google Maps Location

The Beauty of Dog… Statues. Huh?

28/12/2009 at 4:25 pm

Doggo - Ralf

Merry Christmas! Dog monument next to Taeiri Gorge rail tracks. Half way between Dunedin and Middlemarch.

Hold the press! Update! Reader Snuff provided perplexing new research! Firstly, a link/reminder to the fabulous “faithful dog Hachikō”, featured in two very touching movies. And secondly, and perhaps even more importantly, a great new close-up of Susan.

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.