The Beauty of Palmerston North

01/10/2011 at 9:39 am

Palmerston North Square 2 - Wentao Yin

Palmerston North Square 3 - Wentao Yin

Double feature! Finally! The Beauty of Palmerston North’s Square, this brutalist manifesto of concrete poetry.

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Photo © 2011 Wentao Yin. Original here and here.

The Beauty of Blue Blenheim

26/09/2011 at 11:26 am

Blenheim - Travelling Light

Bicycling by baby boy blue Blenheim…

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Photo © 2011 Travelling Light. Original here.

The Beauty of Drive-In Dry Cleaning

02/09/2011 at 11:32 pm

Whangarei - Travelling Light

Sadly, most drive-ins turn out to be mere drive-bys. I am still waiting for a version where I don’t have to leave the car at all. Same applies to supermarkets and gyms, by the way.

Another masterpiece by Travelling Light, and it most definitely won’t be the last.

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Photo © 2011 Travelling Light. Original here.

The Beauty of Wellington’s Backs

18/08/2011 at 9:11 am

Boulcott St from Bridge - Caroline Glass

Our reader Caroline Glass contributed this visual symphony of 3 bicycles, an unspecified number of cars and heaps of concrete. Thanksalotta, Caroline! Another victim member of our steadily growing “Nest-besmircher Network”.

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Photo © 2011 Caroline Glass.

The Beauty of Twizel

16/08/2011 at 11:38 am

Twizel Village Centre - Paul Roper-Gee

The plot thickens: suspicious resemblances between Twizel’s vivacious village center, masterly captured by the one and only Paul Roper-Gee, and this piece of evidence.

Conspiracy experts might also enjoy the fairly spooky triple-exposure effect.

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Photo © 2011 Paul Roper-Gee. Original here.

The Beauty of Fence Messages

10/08/2011 at 9:32 pm

Fence art 1 - Kristina D.C. Hoeppner

“Somebody used a fence and some pieces of cloth to “write” the sentence “It will all be OK” on a fence in Wellington.”

Fence art 2 - Kristina D.C. Hoeppner

“Now it was changed to “You are doing OK”. What will come next?”

Another masterpiece from the sensational Kristina D.C. Hoeppner. This time starring the typeface “Fence Sans Serif“ and documenting a message from a higher entidy.

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

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.

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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More Beauty of Nelson

22/11/2010 at 9:01 am

Ugliest clocktower ever!! Seriously! Centerpiece of Nelson! - jenniferever27

As Entourage’s Ari Gold would put it: Boom! I just can’t get enough of this jewel, Nelson’s famous centerpiece of concrete creativity. Here in an exciting shot by jenniferever27.

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Photo © 2010 jenniferever27. Original here.

The Beauty of Nelson

20/11/2010 at 5:50 am

Nelson Central Post Office Building - Murray Neill

On his very elegant website, Murray Neill offers an antidote to us: it could be also described as “Beautiful New Zealand.com”.

The photo above is from a cool series of aerial shots, taken with a kite. But even all this talent and technical equipment can’t turn Nelson’s infamous Central Post Office / City Council building into a beauty queen. Good for us! :)

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Photo © 2010 Murray Neill. Original here.