Finally! The Beauty of Sheep

01/08/2011 at 1:31 pm

Sheep - Weltwunderer

The sun may always shine on T.V. (still a great song, by the way), but not on these Oamaru sheep. Meeeeh! Another startling contribution by the phenomenal, yet surreptitious Jenny M. of the german New Zealand travel blog Ta, Jenny!

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Photo © 2011 Jenny M.

Blenheim’s Beauty, Part II: Happy Beavers

31/07/2011 at 8:08 pm

Beavers - RK

Nom-nom! A tremendously complex shot by the mysterious RK. Note how RK chose a perspective avoiding face-to-face confrontrations with the little critters, thus preserving the full creature privacy. Also note the screws mounting the  statuette on the wodden pedestal. Ingenious!

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Photo © 2011 RK. Original here.

Special: Blenheim’s Beauty

31/07/2011 at 8:01 pm

Blenheim Taylor River Park Geysir - RK

Blenheim Taylor River Park - RK

Another day, another bridge-geysir combo! Today reporting from Blenheim, New Zealand’s centre for wine, bridge-geysir combos and beaver statuettes.

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Photo © 2011 RK. Original here and here.

The Beauty of Sudden Star Times Fame!

31/07/2011 at 1:37 pm

Sunday Star Times article preview

Hello and welcome to all the new visitors that found to us via the lovely Sunday Star Times article “New Zealand das beautiful?” by the fantabulous Grant Smithies.

Usually I am misunderstood, misinterpreted, misquoted and generally misanthropic. But Grant truly captured the idea and motivations behind this project. Thanks a lot for this… I really mean it!

Oh, and please don’t forget to send Grant Smithies (or me) photos for our collection! Our eternal gratitude and perhaps a couple of broken windows will be your rewards.

Polar Molar

22/07/2011 at 11:35 pm

Dunedin Molars - Carolyn Guytonbeck

You know, mocking Dunedin is nearly a bit too easy. As if the brave inhabitants of this small- to medium-size University town wouldn’t struggle enough already with their image as the last bathroom before the Antarctica (shush, Invercargill!), their silly dialect, and – since the demise of K.C.’s –, the lack of any classy night life joint.

Don’t get me started on the other past Dunedin oddities.

Then again, some entity must have signed the permission for the erection of these stone “molars” in Dunedin’s harbour. Somebody… – or should I say -thing? – thought that 6 roughly sculptured stone… thingies next to a quite magnificient harbour basin would enrich this place. And let me guess: thy name was city council, wasn’t it!

Well, poor senseless council thing: you erred. A little rule of thumb for the next times: tartar-shaped ropes are fairly reliable indicators for poorly developed artistic visions.

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Photo © 2011 a divine anonymous creature. Thanks, divine anonymous creature!

Facebook?!? Are you kidding me?

22/07/2011 at 9:14 pm


I know, I know… the hipsters are all on Google+ now. Anyway, for you oldtimers and slowly moving folks – also known as New Zealanders, har, har – here’s your link to top-notch social networking, 2008 style!

More Gore!

22/07/2011 at 8:20 pm

Welcome to Gore! - Vicki Milway

Gore’s infamous monster trout! I’d say let’s collect every picture available of this on the web and stitch them together to a Matrix bullet time sequence… – if only there were more shots from other vantage points…

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Photo © 2011 Vicki Milway. Original here.

The Beauty of Dunedin’s Student Flats

19/07/2011 at 10:58 pm

New Zealand old and new - BearZest

The same old struggle: the broadband internet is fairly fast, compared to the speeds in Kenia’s lesser developed areas, but the heat pump is only warming up the first half meter of the hallway and the outside of the toilet door. Bummer! More here.

Photo © 2011 Bear Zest. 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 Spiky Roofs

17/06/2011 at 6:49 am

New Zealand old and new 27 - BearZest

From Palmerston we bring you: THE MOTÖRHEAD OF ROOFS! And more.
Also don’t miss the whole spectacle in Pretend-o Motion™ on Google Maps: Google Maps Location.

Photo © 2011 Bear Zest. Original here.