The Beauty of Hammers

07/08/2011 at 1:12 pm

Hammer - Kristina D.C. Hoeppner

Whenever european architects mess up so badly that more than a dozen people get injured or killed, they are exiled to New Zealand. Where they do stuff like this.

A big thanks to the bodacious Kristina D.C. Hoeppner for providing all these gems under a Creative Commons license! It feels good to act legally from time to time!

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Photo Creative Commons (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic) 2011 Kristina D.C. Hoeppner. Original here.

The Beauty of Memorials

02/08/2011 at 2:30 pm

Memorial to those lost at sea (Greymouth) - Gary Williams @ kovertuk

Kiwis seem to like are seemingly able to endure a lot when it comes to monuments. Every 50 metre there is some preposterious pile of rubble or twisted DIY-artwork with clumsily attached plaques well-meaning monument, reminding passer-bys of this or that. Those lost to the sea in this case, undeniably a serious and worthwile cause.

I still wonder if, given the number of ships that sank after contact with cliffs and the amount of witnesses permanently disposed with the help of rocks, a huge piece of stone is really the most sensitive way to convey this message? Perhaps the objective wasn’t tippy-toeing…

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Photo © 2011 Gary Williams @ kovertuk. Original here.

More Gore!

22/07/2011 at 8:20 pm

Welcome to Gore! - Vicki Milway

Gore’s infamous monster trout! I’d say let’s collect every picture available of this on the web and stitch them together to a Matrix bullet time sequence… – if only there were more shots from other vantage points…

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Photo © 2011 Vicki Milway. Original here.

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 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 “www.idioticallybeautifulnewzealandpictures.com” soon.

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Photo © 2011 Harley James. Original here.

The Beauty of Dacre

06/04/2011 at 9:37 am

020 Dacre - southspeed

The earthquake in Christchurch, Godzilla tap-dancing through the streets of Japan – not really the ideal backdrop for a blog specialised in the mockery of defenseless countries and peculiar humour.

Then again, what can you do. Besides donating. And turning off the TV, of course. Removing whole topics or even countries from satire, even the cheap and cheesy type produced here, is meaning well, but not helping in the end. I hope. Otherwise I’ll burn in hell for eternity.

That said, here we go. Again. Let’s start with this lovely shot of the weather conditions in Dacre. In many regions of the world, people would just put winter tires on their cars and get going. In New Zealand, people stay at home for days, take photos, the newspapers print “snow chaos” supplements and monuments by local – quote – artists – unquote – are erected throughout the next summer. And laughed about here.

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Photo © 2011 southspeed. Original here.

The Beauty of Fish ‘n’ Chips

21/02/2011 at 10:04 am

Lyttelton Fisheries - geoftheref

Another guest post by the electrifying Alex Gilks:

“Hey Trev, I reckon we shud do up the front of the shop ta look somethink like the sea. Yeah a bit underwatery. But I really wonnit to look contempehry too. Corrugaded iron would look real good with the fridges. And it’s kinda friendly too eh.”

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

The Beauty of Birkenhead Ferry Terminal

21/02/2011 at 9:38 am

Welcome to Birkenhead Ferry Terminal! - Jack Bowley (Javelin395)

OK, ladies and gentlemen, time to get busy again. Greetings from Birkenhead Ferry Terminal, the place where Bogie and Bergman didn’t kiss goodbye, presumably, but, according to new information provided by reader Mark Fitz, an overwhelming array of sexual activity of all sorts has been conducted. Who would have thought!

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Photo © 2011 Javelin395. Original here.

The Beauty of Junctions

15/01/2011 at 9:04 am

Junction, The Harley and the Austin - dcysurfer (Dave Young)

Haha, and you thought: “Oh, look at the cute Oldtimer.”

Sharing their economic prospects with the former Eastern Germany and North Korea, this is one of the most modern cars Kiwis have… on one of New Zealand’s most prestigious – note the absence of child-head sized gravel pieces – and widest streets, usually only used by Prime Minister John Key to fool the international press.

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Photo Creative Commons (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic) 2010 Dave Young.

More of Hardgore’s Beauty

04/12/2010 at 8:12 am

More Hardgore - Ralf

Our return to Gore, to cineasts also known as Splattertown and Slasherville. More from there very soon…

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