Blenheim’s Beauty, Part II: Happy Beavers

31/07/2011 at 8:08 pm

Beavers - RK

Nom-nom! A tremendously complex shot by the mysterious RK. Note how RK chose a perspective avoiding face-to-face confrontrations with the little critters, thus preserving the full creature privacy. Also note the screws mounting the  statuette on the wodden pedestal. Ingenious!

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Photo © 2011 RK. Original here.

Special: Blenheim’s Beauty

31/07/2011 at 8:01 pm

Blenheim Taylor River Park Geysir - RK

Blenheim Taylor River Park - RK

Another day, another bridge-geysir combo! Today reporting from Blenheim, New Zealand’s centre for wine, bridge-geysir combos and beaver statuettes.

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Photo © 2011 RK. Original here and here.

The Beauty of Lake Taupo

12/05/2011 at 3:59 pm

Jenny M - Lake Taupo

Jenny M. of the lovely german New Zealand Travel blog sends this wonderful shot of Lake Taupo. With some stuff in the foreground. I have no idea why anybody would consider this being ugly, given that the picture elements, composition, light and colours work beautifully together with the bacchanalia subtext (alcohol, shadow, plastic bag, the jungle)… – but hey, what do I know.

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Photo © 2011 Jenny M.

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 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.

Evil fountain strikes back!

17/11/2010 at 10:28 am

Possibly the ugliest fountain in the Southern hemisphere - Grant Dommen

Splish, splash… another spectacular entry for our little collection of truly evil fountains, ruling the surface of the southern hemisphere. Other strong candidates here and here.

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Photo © 2010 Grant Dommen. Original here.

The Beauty of Windy Fountains

17/07/2010 at 1:34 am

Fountain Timaru - Ralf

Wot, wot, wot!?! I didn’t post this cleverly placed fountain yet? Silly me. Here you go! On the upper area of this gem.

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The Beauty of Kiwi Playgrounds

11/07/2010 at 12:10 pm

Ettrick Playground - Gareth Bedford

A playground! Kiwi-style! Thanks to our contributor Gareth Bedford for this masterpiece. He writes: “I remember it was 1995 when I first saw this playground, the centre-piece of the Ettrick childrens entertainment complex, situated right next door to the takeaways shop. It seriously has changed little since then. Maybe faded a bit.”

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Photo © 2010 Gareth Bedford. Original here.

The Beauty of Oversized Kiwis

03/07/2010 at 6:55 am

Monster Kiwi - 1YSL

I promised you a firework, and here it is. Kaboom! Fizzle! Whoosh!

Photo © 2010 1 YSL. Original here.

More Beauty of Timaru

16/06/2010 at 12:01 pm

Back to Timaru - Ralf

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