The Beauty of Frog Rock

13/10/2011 at 10:42 pm

Frog Rock - alstewartnz

Prog frog around the clock! Frog Rock, Weka Pass Railway. We are getting dangerously close to postcard beauty here. Must find uglier stuff, must find uglier stuff…

Google Maps Location (approximately)

Photo © 2011 Alastair Stewart. 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 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!

Google Maps Location

Photo © 2011 Fred Meng. Original here.

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.

Google Maps Location

Photo © 2011 Wentao Yin. Original here and here.

The Beauty of… Timaru?

29/09/2011 at 10:34 pm

Timaru - Natalie Price

The truth about Timaru!

Captured by the wonderful Natalie Price, who was kind – and brave – enough to let me publish this masterpiece. Thanks a lot!

Please let me re-emphasise that most of the photos presented on this blog aren’t indicative for the photographic abilities of their authors ;)

Google Maps Location (well, somewhere there)

Photo © 2011 Natalie Price. Original here.

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.

Google Maps Location (sorta)

Photo © 2011 Shannon Stevenson. Original here.

The Beauty of Blue Blenheim

26/09/2011 at 11:26 am

Blenheim - Travelling Light

Bicycling by baby boy blue Blenheim…

Google Maps Location (approximately, can anybody spot the exact location?)

Photo © 2011 Travelling Light. Original here.

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 Corrugated Handrails

13/09/2011 at 8:36 am

Corrugated - Tran's World Productions

What a gem! Note the corresponding car in the background, too.

(I’ve boosted the exposure a tad bit for your viewing pleasure. The original photo complies even better with our code of photographic conduct.)

Photo 2011 Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic Tran’s World Productions. Original here.

The Beauty of Wai-O-Tapu

12/09/2011 at 1:39 pm

Champagne pool detail - Channone Arif

Champagne pool detail, Wai-O-Tapu.

But wait, there’s more! When in the “Thermal Wonderland” Wai-O-Tapu, don’t miss “the opportunity to visit what is locally known as the Mud Pool. It now represents one of the best opportunities to experience the unique character and sounds of erupting mud in New Zealand…”

In case that was what you were looking for.

You were looking for masterfully crafted promo vids? No prob, go here, here and here.

Photo Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) 2011 Channone Arif. Original here.