The Beauty of Post Boxes in Auckland

26/10/2011 at 7:17 pm

Glendowie Auckland Postbox - Dom Yates

Reminds me of that news article about that elderly gentleman who mistook a rubbish bin for a post box over years, and wondered why nobody ever answered his letters. Like here, more a case of an unfortunate interface design than one of a particularly silly senior.

Photo © 2011 Dom Yates. Thanks!

The Beauty of Waiting II

17/10/2011 at 5:18 pm

Waiting for the Elevator - krapzapper

Waiting for Wanganui’s Durie Hill elevator and tunnel, in this case. Totally not fitting our silly criteria, since it is by no means a lame shot. Witness how we surrender to great photography!

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Photo © 2011 krapzapper. Original here.

The Beauty of Thames’ No-ness

13/10/2011 at 10:30 pm

No Dogs, Thames - Mercian

How about… wheel gymnastics?

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Photo © 2011 Mercian. Original here.

The Beauty of Waiting…

02/10/2011 at 8:18 pm

Waiting for the bus to Auckland - Fred Meng

… in this case: for the bus from Thames to Auckland. Lovely shot!

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Photo © 2011 Fred Meng. Original here.

The Beauty of Palmerston North

01/10/2011 at 9:39 am

Palmerston North Square 2 - Wentao Yin

Palmerston North Square 3 - Wentao Yin

Double feature! Finally! The Beauty of Palmerston North’s Square, this brutalist manifesto of concrete poetry.

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Photo © 2011 Wentao Yin. Original here and here.

Borg Mall 3 – The Tomb of Doom

14/09/2011 at 4:20 pm

Westfield - Rachel Tallon

I have a hunch that Rachel Tallon isn’t entirely happy with the Westfield mall shopping center in Lower Hutt:

“A monstrosity that suddenly appeared in my home town a few years ago. Shaped like a Borg ship, with as much character, this imposing monolithic structure stands as a windowless monument to consumerism. (…)
Dull grey boxes plonked on top of a stress-inducing carpark, this rectangular tomb of doom to your credit card is now the heart of my town.”

But hey, just a hunch. Don’t miss the other instalments of the series:

Photo © 2011 Rachel Tallon, Lower Hutt

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.

The Beauty of Drive-In Dry Cleaning

02/09/2011 at 11:32 pm

Whangarei - Travelling Light

Sadly, most drive-ins turn out to be mere drive-bys. I am still waiting for a version where I don’t have to leave the car at all. Same applies to supermarkets and gyms, by the way.

Another masterpiece by Travelling Light, and it most definitely won’t be the last.

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Photo © 2011 Travelling Light. Original here.

The Beauty of Hotels For Mules

28/08/2011 at 11:30 am

Peter Gow - Hotel Formule 1 b

Peter Gow - Hotel Formule 1 a

Lovely! Auckland’s first leaning hotel, solely for first mules! Whatever that might be.

Please note how our (well, or at least Grant Smithies’) reader Peter Gow added his own statement by craftily composing the surrounding traffic signs.

Photos © 2011 Peter Gow


The Beauty of Peg Legs

25/08/2011 at 9:06 pm

Peg Leg - Hilary

Our reader Hilary from Matarangi lived happily in her most beautiful corner of the entire universe. Until this gang of weekend intruders arrived at her favorite beach and got undressed…

No Google Maps coordinates of this one… stay off the Coromandel, city slickers!

Photo © 2011 Hilary from Matarangi… don’t dare to google it, 5th Avenue scum!

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