Finally! The Beauty of Sheep

01/08/2011 at 1:31 pm

Sheep - Weltwunderer

The sun may always shine on T.V. (still a great song, by the way), but not on these Oamaru sheep. Meeeeh! Another startling contribution by the phenomenal, yet surreptitious Jenny M. of the german New Zealand travel blog weltwunderer.de. Ta, Jenny!

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Photo © 2011 Jenny M.

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.

Polar Molar

22/07/2011 at 11:35 pm

Dunedin Molars - Carolyn Guytonbeck

You know, mocking Dunedin is nearly a bit too easy. As if the brave inhabitants of this small- to medium-size University town wouldn’t struggle enough already with their image as the last bathroom before the Antarctica (shush, Invercargill!), their silly dialect, and – since the demise of K.C.’s –, the lack of any classy night life joint.

Don’t get me started on the other past Dunedin oddities.

Then again, some entity must have signed the permission for the erection of these stone “molars” in Dunedin’s harbour. Somebody… – or should I say -thing? – thought that 6 roughly sculptured stone… thingies next to a quite magnificient harbour basin would enrich this place. And let me guess: thy name was city council, wasn’t it!

Well, poor senseless council thing: you erred. A little rule of thumb for the next times: tartar-shaped ropes are fairly reliable indicators for poorly developed artistic visions.

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Photo © 2011 a divine anonymous creature. Thanks, divine anonymous creature!

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 Dunedin’s Student Flats

19/07/2011 at 10:58 pm

New Zealand old and new - BearZest

The same old struggle: the broadband internet is fairly fast, compared to the speeds in Kenia’s lesser developed areas, but the heat pump is only warming up the first half meter of the hallway and the outside of the toilet door. Bummer! More here.

Photo © 2011 Bear Zest. 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 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 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.