The Beauty of God. Or Not.

20/04/2012 at 7:09 pm

A charming example of what Kiwis are truly good at: staying relaxed – or chillaxed, if you prefer – and keeping things in perspective. If you ask me: the Agnostics present the slightly more convincing pitch here.

Ashburton Sign of God -

Organized Agnostics in NZ, Auckland - Rosemary Dukelow

Photos © 2012 Jenny M of the splendiferous german travel blog (top) and Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0) 2012 Rosemary Dukelow.
Original here.

The Beauty of Kiwi Nutrients

25/10/2011 at 11:31 am

New Zealand Shops - Bjørn Larsen

Bjørn Larsen provided us with this snapshot of a typical Kiwi shopping centre. I like how the shop fronts reflect the proportions of essential Kiwi nutrients: 20% pork chops and ground hooves, 30% fruit (Pineapple Lumps), and 50% booze.

Google Maps Location

Photo © 2011 Bjørn Larsen. Original here.

The Beauty of Thames’ No-ness

13/10/2011 at 10:30 pm

No Dogs, Thames - Mercian

How about… wheel gymnastics?

Google Maps Location

Photo © 2011 Mercian. 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 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.”

Google Maps Location.

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

The Beauty of Dead Squids

14/01/2011 at 4:02 pm

Giant Squid Display - zayzayem

Yikes! Seen at Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World, reviewed by “Google user” as “The most depressing place on Earth“. Intriguing!

Google Maps Location.

Photo Creative Commons (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic) 2010 Michael Zimmer. Original here.

More Beauty of the Wild Wild West. Coast.

02/12/2010 at 9:31 am

Haast Franz Josef - Jack Barry

Photo © 2010 Jack Barry. Original here.

Can anybody spot the exact location?

Monster Prawn!

17/07/2010 at 2:21 am

Monster Prawn - nntr4

Monster Prawn2 - nntr4

Whoooooosh… Ka-shizzle! Sha-boom! Oooooohhh! Aaaahhh! The Monstrosities fireworks arrive at their apex with these spectacular shots by the amazing – yet mysterious – nntr4. So ugly, it is even in Australia, cough, cough!

Google Maps Location.

Photo © 2010 nntr4.

Dear readers of Stephen Braunias’ column,…

23/04/2010 at 3:54 pm

… before you feel all too compelled to light a torch, sharpen your pitch forks, or to fill Speights stubbies with fuel from the rather silly contraptions you keep rotting in your sheds, please be advised that this blog is actually some sort of twisted love letter to New Zealand. Just saying. A bit more here.

That said: enjoy this little blog, and good to have you here! Frickin’ about time!

Nugget Point Sign - Ralf

The Beauty of Poo

21/01/2010 at 1:42 pm

Sheep Pooomarama - Karschti

Sheep Poo in Omarama… Sheep Poo-orama… Sheep Panorooma… another fine contribution by Karschti.

Photo © 2009 Karsten Grillitsch.