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 White Island

19/01/2011 at 11:39 pm

White Island - vtveen

Another guest post by the titillating Alex Gilks:

No, not the a snapshot of a Hutt Valley industrial estate – this is White Island, the site of NZ’s first full-scale World War II bombed buildings diorama. Weta Workshops tested many natural pigments before settling on the exact hue for mustard gas residue.

Google Maps Location.

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

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.

Google Maps Location.

The Beauty of Kiwi Forests

05/06/2010 at 8:28 am

Stinky Kelp - Ralf

One of these ubiquitous stinky kelp forests, next to that stinky unique petrified forest in Curio Bay, Southland. As a rule of thumb: the more horizontal, the more it is a kiwi forest. Some very weird form of tall poppy syndrome?

Google Maps Location (well, as close as Google went).

Update: totally unfair… kelp is super beautiful: Wikipedia – Kelp.

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 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 the End of the World

17/12/2009 at 6:09 am

Survive the End of the World - Scott Savage

A little bit of friendly advice how one can survive the end of the world, if this is what one is concerned about. Saner people can also investigate possibilities to survive pathetic imagery and the absence of logic.

Photo © 2009 Scott Savage.