The Beauty of Petone’s Parks

19/03/2012 at 10:08 pm

Petone Park - Emily Walker

Another wonderful shot by the dazzling Emily Walker, also responsible for this timeless gem.

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Photo Creative Commons (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic) 2012 Emily Walker. Original here.

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 Best of Ugly New Zealand – North Island

20/02/2012 at 10:32 pm

People, I’m slowly running a bit low on new material. That means…

1. Time for our gazillions millions thousands quite a few dunno, maybe a couple dozen? three friends to send new material, puh-leese!

2. Time for cheap reruns of lukewarm oldies: let’s start with a lovingly complied collection of the “Best of Ugly New Zealand Edition North Island (BOUNZENI)”. Sounds a bit like a hungarian car brand, if you ask me.

Keep calm, Dunners, I’ll follow up with the “Best of the South” these days.

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.

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Photo © 2011 Shannon Stevenson. Original here.

The Beauty of Fences Special

22/08/2011 at 11:36 am

To the Wire - Neville10

Our avid (yet mysterious) reader Liz activated her research skills and discovered a bonanza of material about our – and more so New Zealand’s – fence obsession.

Let’s kick off the fence special with this misty, but geometrically inclining shot by Neville 10.

From hereon, I largely quote Liz’s report:

The urge to create fences and walls out of discarded items, not endemic to New Zealand but “practised with vigour”:

A… toilet fence?!?! Can I see some photos of that, please?

Photo Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0) 2011 Neville10. Original here.

The Beauty of The Beech

08/08/2011 at 8:15 am

Next Stop: Beach - Emily Walker

Life’s a beech. This photo, on the contrary, is greet!
Thanks to the breethtaking Emily Walker.

Miniature railway proudly powered by the The Hutt Valley Model Engineering Society, Marine Parade, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand. Every Sunday from 1—4 pm, weather permitting (uh-oh…).

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Photo Creative Commons (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic) 2011 Emily Walker. Original here.

The Beauty of Fountains… Returnz!

14/05/2011 at 6:26 pm

TELPortfolio - Carter Fountain

A fantastic addition to our collection of oddly cropped, dark and heavily zoomed-in fountains. I think fountains and monstrosities are clearly becoming my favorite tags. More fountain fun herehere and here.

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Photo © 2011 TEL Portfolio. 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.

Google Maps Location.

Photo © 2011 southspeed. Original here.