The Beauty of War Memorials

14/05/2011 at 4:53 pm

Rangiora War Memorial - Harley James

Such a great shot! The light… – amazing! I am serious; slowly but safely we have published all the ugly New Zealand photos available in the world, and I can announce now: there were around 150 of them. The other 3.6 Infinitigazillion pictures of New Zealand are idiotically beautiful. Like, for example, the one above.

I hope you stay our friends when we will open our new project “” soon.

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Photo © 2011 Harley James. Original here.

The Beauty of Young Ern

15/04/2011 at 8:02 am

Young Ern - Robyn Gallagher

“Hello, Earthlings! Me being alien life form entitled E.R.N! Prepare to be galvanised!”

Another mind-boggling contribution by the intrepid Robyn Gallagher. Thanks, Robyn!

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Photo © 2011 Robyn Gallagher. Original here.

The Beauty of Clippy’s Exile

14/04/2011 at 3:19 pm

A giant knot - Robyn Gallagher

Obscure secrets of the Microsoft Corporation, Part 14563: soon after the infamous MS Office help Clippy started drinking and, a bit later, to smoke crack with the Thesaurus, it was deported to a penal colony named New Zealand. There it fades away, deformed and deranged, in front of a ministry, cynically titled Department of Conservation. It’s a mad, mad world!

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Photo © 2011 Robyn Gallagher. Original here.

The Beauty of Hamilton’s Farmer Statues

06/04/2011 at 10:09 am

Hamilton Statue: Tribute to the Farming Pioneers - Yvonne (yjeva)

Speaking of local sculpturing… farming power from the streets of Hamilton.

Google Maps Location. Well, more or less… – can anybody provide the exact spot?

Photo © 2011 yjeva. Original here.

The Beauty of Rugby. Player Sculptures. Made of Concrete.

18/01/2011 at 3:00 pm

Rugby Player Sculpture - Sids1

From the New Zealand Field Guide to Creating Regional Art:

“Outdoor sculpture may feature buxome, ovoid images of nature and fertility and sex; or monumental images of men playing sport, or riding horses, or standing around looking angry. But take care if combining these two incongruous styles. They may spawn uncomfortable results.”

Guest comment by the one and only Alex Gilks.

Exact Google Maps Location in Kaitaia, anybody?

Photo Creative Commons (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic) 2010 Sids1. Original here.

The Beauty of Cromwell’s Monster Fruits

19/11/2010 at 12:02 am

Cromwell Fruit - Marilyn Moffat

Everybody who has ever traveled New Zealand’s South Island knows them: Cromwell’s crazy fruits. Still, you wouldn’t believe how hard it was to finally find in Marilyn Moffat a friendly traveller and photographer that allowed me to bring you this delicious Kiwi speciality. Thanks, Marilyn, also in the name of the worldwide Ugly New Zealand fanclub fanbase readers reader!

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Photo © 2010 Marilyn Moffat. 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 Corrugated Dogs!

27/06/2010 at 1:44 am

Corrugated Dog - 1YSL

We need a new category, and its name shall be “Montrosities”!

Photo © 2010 1 YSL. Original here.

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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 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.