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 Spiky Roofs

17/06/2011 at 6:49 am

New Zealand old and new 27 - BearZest

From Palmerston we bring you: THE MOTÖRHEAD OF ROOFS! And more.
Also don’t miss the whole spectacle in Pretend-o Motion™ on Google Maps: Google Maps Location.

Photo © 2011 Bear Zest. 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 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!

Google Maps Location.

Photo © 2010 Marilyn Moffat. Original here.

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.

The Beauty of Dunedin

01/04/2009 at 9:43 am

Dunedin Stadium - Ralf

Dunedin South - Ralf

Dunedin City - Ralf

Today, without further ado, three breathtakingly beautiful shots of Dunedin, also known as the last pit stop before… Invercargill. Touching once again the question if someone’s beauty may be somebody else’s uglyness.

The Beauty of Otago

27/01/2009 at 8:53 am

Neighbour with Digger Otago - John Ransley

The friendly people of Totally Wired, Sharon Guytonbeck and John Ransley, sent us a stunning example of what happens when a neighbour with landscaping ambitions gets ahold of a 30-ton digger. Our second – more or less – authentic landscape photo! More on that topic in the post above…

Photo © 2009 by John Ransley