More Palmerston North Power!

20/03/2012 at 10:21 am

Not that we would have ignored Palmerston North so far, and especially the fearless Wentao Yin helped us survey the whole height, width and depth of the concretist manifesto the rest of the world calls Bizarro Park North, but that is The Square to the proud Palmerstonians. North.

But wait. There’s more!

Square, Palmerston North - Wentao Yin

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Photo © 2012 Wentao Yin. Original here and 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 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 Four Square

02/11/2011 at 10:27 am

Faggs "4 Square" store delivery van, Horopito - Ken Lankshear

Recently we talked about Kiwi nutrients, let’s highlight another facet of New Zealand’s shopping culture now. This limelight moment goes to food retailer Four Square and its (really) wonderful logo design… including the famous – and slightly creepy – “Cheeky Charlie”. Thanks for the great photo to Ken Lankshear!

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Photo © 2011 Ken Lankshear. 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.

The Beauty of Fishy Obelisks

04/09/2011 at 10:51 am

Fishy obelisk

An anonymous reader sent us this shot of yet another shocking piece of public art, this time in Kaiapoi. It even withstood the might of the irritated earth gods:

“A large faultline ruptured only metres from this creation and failed to move this monster! Perhaps it even caused it?”

Photo © 2011 Anonymous

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!

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Photo © 2011 Grant Dommen. Original here.

The Beauty of Twizel

16/08/2011 at 11:38 am

Twizel Village Centre - Paul Roper-Gee

The plot thickens: suspicious resemblances between Twizel’s vivacious village center, masterly captured by the one and only Paul Roper-Gee, and this piece of evidence.

Conspiracy experts might also enjoy the fairly spooky triple-exposure effect.

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Photo © 2011 Paul Roper-Gee. Original here.

The Beauty of The Beech

08/08/2011 at 8:15 am

Next Stop: Beach - Emily Walker

Life’s a beech. This photo, on the contrary, is greet!
Thanks to the breethtaking Emily Walker.

Miniature railway proudly powered by the The Hutt Valley Model Engineering Society, Marine Parade, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand. Every Sunday from 1—4 pm, weather permitting (uh-oh…).

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Photo Creative Commons (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic) 2011 Emily Walker. Original here.