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 - www.weltwunderer.de

Organized Agnostics in NZ, Auckland - Rosemary Dukelow

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

Looking Down the Barrel of a… Chimney

20/04/2012 at 9:51 am

Another instant classic by the unstoppable Carolyn Guytonbeck of Totally Wired. Today: the Speight’s brewery’s clever marketing tools. Part 1: the beer barrel chimney top. Great work, Carolyn, danke schön!

Speights Barrel Dunedin - Carolyn Guytonbeck

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Photo © 2012 Carolyn Guytonbeck of Totally Wired.

The Beauty of Milford Houses

19/03/2012 at 9:50 pm

House in Milford, Auckland - Peter Pieruschka (www.nz2go.de)

Our reader Peter Pieruschka provided this… angular peek onto the irritation that is New Zealand’s contemporary architecture. When Peter is not kindly helping out here – thanks, Peter! :) – he increases the alarmingly sturdy number of German-run websites discussing aspects of New Zealand: www.nz2go.de. In his case much more constructive (and interesting) than us, but mostly written in ze german.

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Photo © 2012 Peter Pieruschka.

The Beauty of Cuba Street’s Back

20/02/2012 at 9:13 pm

Back of Cuba St - Caroline Glass

News from our reader Caroline Glass: still Wellington, but this time the fenced back of Cuba Street.

Caroline’s concrete symphony for 3 bicyclists can be found here. Thanks again, Caroline!

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Photo © 2012 Caroline Glass.

The Beauty of Casino Testicles

21/12/2011 at 11:07 am

Is there a better way to celebrate the festive spirit than to present the testicular decoration of Christchurch’s Casino? I don’t think so.

This post is a shameless regurgitation of a “The Worst of Perth” article. The Worst of Perth is our – far superior – brother in the crime of regional mockery. Visit them to find out more thrilling geological details!

Happy Christmas, and have a couple nice days, y’all!
See you next year!

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CHCH Casino 2 - TheWorstofPerth.com

CHCH Casino 1 - TheWorstofPerth.com

Casino in Christchurch - Tina Ivano

Photos © 2011 The Worst of Perth. Originals here.
Photo 2011 Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic Tina Ivano. Original here.

The Beauty of the Birds

19/12/2011 at 4:13 pm

UCOL, Palmerston North 1 - Wentao Yin

Let’s ignore the overwhelming Freudian and Hitch-cock-ian subtexts for a second, and let’s just enjoy this architectural tribute to Miles Davis. Another visual rollercoaster by the tremendous Wentao Yin.

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Photo © 2011 Wentao Yin. Original here.

 

The Beauty of Te Manawa

26/11/2011 at 3:10 pm

Te Manawa Museum, Palmerston North 1 - Wentao Yin

“Mom, why has the woman spikes in her bum?” Another action-packed Palmerston thrill-ride by Wentao Yin. Also don’t miss the bugs crawling all over the building. The perfect theme park for a relaxed post party drug chillout…

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Photo © 2011 Wentao Yin. Original here.

The Beauty of Ahuriri

01/11/2011 at 10:36 pm

Ahuriri - Motella

Motella of the fittingly named blog “Motella” is looking behind the facades and under the guest beds of NZ tourism. He was so kind to send us some of his personal “Ugly New Zealand” shots.

Let’s start with this adorable portrait of Ahuriri“Napier’s vibrant seaside village” with “a contemporary edge”, where “you’ll discover a unique mix of places where you can buy artwork, indulge in some beauty therapy, buy ingredients for an Italian feast, post a letter and consult a lawyer, an accountant or other professional services now based in Ahuriri.” Gasp! What a mix indeed!! Book it!!!

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Photo © 2011 Motella.

The Beauty of Waiting II

17/10/2011 at 5:18 pm

Waiting for the Elevator - krapzapper

Waiting for Wanganui’s Durie Hill elevator and tunnel, in this case. Totally not fitting our silly criteria, since it is by no means a lame shot. Witness how we surrender to great photography!

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Photo © 2011 krapzapper. Original here.

The Beauty of Waiting…

02/10/2011 at 8:18 pm

Waiting for the bus to Auckland - Fred Meng

… in this case: for the bus from Thames to Auckland. Lovely shot!

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Photo © 2011 Fred Meng. Original here.