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 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…

Google Maps Location (approximately)

Photo © 2011 Alastair Stewart. Original here.

The Beauty of Wakefield. In 1989

03/09/2011 at 12:05 am

Wakefield 1989 - Travelling Light

The car! The hut*! The fridge! The gravel! Corrugated Steel! The colors! – ’Tis Kiwi heaven!

(* I know, I know, my mistake: “historic 3 bedroom villa with flexible floor plan”).

Google Maps Location

Photo © 2011 Travelling Light. Original here.

The Beauty of Foxy Glaciers

25/08/2011 at 8:13 pm

Fox Glacier - Grant Dommen

Glacier: foxy. Signposts: tilted. Background: foggy. Sigh, New Zealand, sigh…

Great shot by Grant Dommen, though! As always! Thanks!

Google Maps Location

Photo © 2011 Grant Dommen. Original here.

The Beauty of Party Ice. Wait… what?!

22/02/2011 at 8:42 am

North Otago Party Ice - Tim Grubb

Tim Grubb, the mastermind behind the refreshingly intelligent blog “Tourism Trends”, sent us this somewhat bizarre shot, combining many all-time Kiwi favourites. Namely gravel, neon paint, gas-guzzling cars… – and don’t get me started on the driving skills. Thanks, Tim!

Photo © 2011 Tim Grubb.

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 Hardgore’s Beauty

04/12/2010 at 8:12 am

More Hardgore - Ralf

Our return to Gore, to cineasts also known as Splattertown and Slasherville. More from there very soon…

Google Maps Location

The Beauty of the Wild Wild West. Coast.

02/12/2010 at 6:52 am

Just outside of Franz Josef Glacier - Jack Barry

Photo © 2010 Jack Barry. Original here.

Can anybody spot the exact location?

The Beauty of Puke

03/08/2010 at 1:53 pm

Puke - 1YSL

Gotcha! Still 6 kilometers to go, though. Another fine example of 1 YSL’s “why leave the vehicle when it also can by done in 5th gear” photography. Note also the delicately interwoven gravel …

Photo © 2010 1 YSL. Original here.

The Beauty of Wellington

20/06/2010 at 11:21 am

Meanwhile, a perfectly normal day in the capitol Wellington: gravel, graffiti, a potty chair… wait, what?!?

Photo Creative Commons (Attribution 2.0 Generic) 2010 Glutnix. Original here.