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 – 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 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.

Borg Mall 3 – The Tomb of Doom

14/09/2011 at 4:20 pm

Westfield - Rachel Tallon

I have a hunch that Rachel Tallon isn’t entirely happy with the Westfield mall shopping center in Lower Hutt:

“A monstrosity that suddenly appeared in my home town a few years ago. Shaped like a Borg ship, with as much character, this imposing monolithic structure stands as a windowless monument to consumerism. (…)
Dull grey boxes plonked on top of a stress-inducing carpark, this rectangular tomb of doom to your credit card is now the heart of my town.”

But hey, just a hunch. Don’t miss the other instalments of the series:

Photo © 2011 Rachel Tallon, Lower Hutt

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 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 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 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.

The Beauty of Cinemas

22/06/2011 at 8:35 am

Roxy cinema being built - Mike Riversdale

Today just a simple photo out of a driving parked car. Depicting the Roxy Cinema in Wellington. I really love this kind of photos, they have this mechanical pseudo-objectivsm of Google Street Views.

Jon Rafman has a wonderful essay and a project page about this topic, although he tends to prefer the more spectacular or „meaningful“ motives and leaves out more mundane candidates… – the stuff that feeds this little project here.

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Photo © 2011 Mike Riversdale. 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.