The Beauty of Lime and Concrete Factory Ruins

22/04/2012 at 6:37 pm

Old Lime and Cement Works, Warkworth, Auckland - Sids1

New Zealand: the place where concrete factory ruins look like churches, and churches like concrete factory ruins. Another masterpiece by the eagle-eyed Sids1, the genius behind classics like the pink sheep and the swollen rugby player statue, to name just a few.

Google Maps Location.

Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0) 2012 Sids1. Again, thank you very much!
Original here.


The Beauty of Petone’s Parks

19/03/2012 at 10:08 pm

Petone Park - Emily Walker

Another wonderful shot by the dazzling Emily Walker, also responsible for this timeless gem.

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Photo Creative Commons (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic) 2012 Emily Walker. Original here.

The Best of Ugly New Zealand – North Island

20/02/2012 at 10:32 pm

People, I’m slowly running a bit low on new material. That means…

1. Time for our gazillions millions thousands quite a few dunno, maybe a couple dozen? three friends to send new material, puh-leese!

2. Time for cheap reruns of lukewarm oldies: let’s start with a lovingly complied collection of the “Best of Ugly New Zealand Edition North Island (BOUNZENI)”. Sounds a bit like a hungarian car brand, if you ask me.

Keep calm, Dunners, I’ll follow up with the “Best of the South” these days.

The Beauty of Sheep

05/02/2012 at 6:06 am

Motueka 2 - Travelling Light

A shot for true New Zealand connoisseurs: green pastures, sheep, fences, corrugated steel, barrels, yummy fruit (in the making). Carefully composed and captured by the indispensable Travelling Light.

While we are it, have you seen the sheep cyclone? Sheep Cyclone Video on MSN.

Via Nercore.

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Photo © 2011 travelling-light. Original here.

The Beauty of Parachuting (2)

04/02/2012 at 10:32 am

Motueka River Valley - Travelling Light

Speaking of skydiving: this is perhaps the type of rural arrangement you don’t want to encounter. Mad scientists – that was yesterday. Prepare for the MAD GARDENERS!

Photo © 2012 travelling-light. Original here.

The Beauty of Rebuses

03/02/2012 at 12:11 pm

Apple Sign 1989 - Travelling Light

“Apple – T – rain bow – trees – kiwi mansion”? I don’t get this rebus… anyway, classic 1989 NZ vintage awesomeness by the always overachieving Travelling Light.

Photo © 2011 travelling-light. Original here.

The Beauty of Stalking

03/02/2012 at 11:58 am

Admittedly, I was a bit lazy recently. At least here. But now I’m back. Let’s kick off Ugly New Zealand’s reanimation with this oddly specific park…

Owen Stalker Park, Woodend, Canterbury - Jane Vial

A wonderful contribution by the attentive Jane Vial. Just leaves the question where to stalk all the other people…

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Photo © 2012 Jane Vial.


The Beauty of Directions (1)

31/12/2011 at 9:54 pm

Hollyford River - Michael Dawes

Happy New Year! This way? That way? Stuff left on the clothes line? It stays complicated.

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Photo Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic 2011 Michael Dawes. Original here.

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 Wai-O-Tapu

12/09/2011 at 1:39 pm

Champagne pool detail - Channone Arif

Champagne pool detail, Wai-O-Tapu.

But wait, there’s more! When in the “Thermal Wonderland” Wai-O-Tapu, don’t miss “the opportunity to visit what is locally known as the Mud Pool. It now represents one of the best opportunities to experience the unique character and sounds of erupting mud in New Zealand…”

In case that was what you were looking for.

You were looking for masterfully crafted promo vids? No prob, go here, here and here.

Photo Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) 2011 Channone Arif. Original here.