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… Timaru?

29/09/2011 at 10:34 pm

Timaru - Natalie Price

The truth about Timaru!

Captured by the wonderful Natalie Price, who was kind – and brave – enough to let me publish this masterpiece. Thanks a lot!

Please let me re-emphasise that most of the photos presented on this blog aren’t indicative for the photographic abilities of their authors ;)

Google Maps Location (well, somewhere there)

Photo © 2011 Natalie Price. Original here.

The Beauty of Snow and Pink Limos in Timaru

29/09/2011 at 10:14 am

Limo in the Snow, Timaru - joh3

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare for fireworks of Uglynewzealandism over the next days and weeks! Kicked off by this superb shot by the fabulous Shannon Stevenson, accompanied by a mind-boggling guest post by Alex Gilks aka The Voice of the South:

When the blanket of sudden winter snow melts a bit, and gets all gritty and sullied around the edges with brown and grey tyre juice, that’s when the folks of Timaru do what they do best: load up in a big ol’ 1980s Ford LTD style stretched limo, and head out to the main to cruise the mush, like a dirty big pink shark, looking to raise some hell.

Google Maps Location (sorta)

Photo © 2011 Shannon Stevenson. Original here.

The Beauty of Phar Lap Pedestals

14/08/2011 at 1:14 pm

Timaru, Home of Phar Lap - Grant Dommen

After the tragic death of the Phar Lap, his fans and the racing fraternity ennobled the memory of the champion gelding by sending his arse back to Australia, keeping his bones in New Zealand, and exporting his shoes to the Philippines. A thoroughbred, a complete horsey, bossing the track and strutting proud and free in his domain: this image could not be complete without a statue of a frozen horse riding a goods lift up towards heaven. Travel well, wonder horse.

Another more-than-just-exquisite guest post by the valorous designer, teacher and author Alex Gilks, accompanying this magical shot by the sensational Grant Dommen.

Google Maps Location

Photo © 2011 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.

Google Maps Location.

More Beauty of Timaru

16/06/2010 at 12:01 pm

Back to Timaru - Ralf

Google Maps Location.

More Beauty of Timaru

09/02/2009 at 7:14 pm

Timaru Piazza - Ralf

More of the world-famous park architecture that made… Timaru… ehm… – there’s a signpost reading ‘Piazza’, too!

The Beauty of Timaru

26/01/2009 at 10:09 am

Steps Timaru - Ralf

Yeah! Hit me, Miami-Vice-style! Please also note the sign on the left-hand side.

The Beauty of Timaru

26/01/2009 at 9:57 am

Concrete Timaru - Ralf

Makes you wonder what the architect does today and if the council members had fun in that club that night…

The Beauty of Timaru

26/01/2009 at 9:49 am

Train Station Oamaru - Ralf

Again, this is a great photo and shouldn’t be here. Anyhow, the whole train station area feels like a Kaurismäki movie and somebody should shoot a movie there, the sooner the better. Close to one of my favourite cafés in NZ, the “Off the Rail Cafe”, which, despite its name, is an amazing place.