The Beauty of Trees… well… one… half… something.

16/06/2011 at 12:16 pm

Einsamer Minibaum - Till Seidenspinner

Cowabunga, dudes and dudettes!

We are back with a bag full of new shots! On top this silent masterpiece by the unstoppable Till Seidenspinner!

Supposedly somewhere in Auckland, perhaps in the Bayview area? … – Robotic stalker brigade! Go and bring me that exact location! … (Please? With sugar on top and stuff? Pretty please?)

Our reader Neo solved the location mystery: it is in Pt Chevalier in Auckland.

Updated, thanks to Neo: Google Maps Location

Photo © 2011 Till Seidenspinner. 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.

Google Maps Location

Photo © 2011 TEL Portfolio. Original here.

The Beauty of War Memorials

14/05/2011 at 4:53 pm

Rangiora War Memorial - Harley James

Such a great shot! The light… – amazing! I am serious; slowly but safely we have published all the ugly New Zealand photos available in the world, and I can announce now: there were around 150 of them. The other 3.6 Infinitigazillion pictures of New Zealand are idiotically beautiful. Like, for example, the one above.

I hope you stay our friends when we will open our new project “” soon.

Google Maps Location

Photo © 2011 Harley James. Original here.

The Beauty of Lake Taupo

12/05/2011 at 3:59 pm

Jenny M - Lake Taupo

Jenny M. of the lovely german New Zealand Travel blog sends this wonderful shot of Lake Taupo. With some stuff in the foreground. I have no idea why anybody would consider this being ugly, given that the picture elements, composition, light and colours work beautifully together with the bacchanalia subtext (alcohol, shadow, plastic bag, the jungle)… – but hey, what do I know.

Google Maps Location

Photo © 2011 Jenny M.

The Beauty of Ponsonby Road

12/05/2011 at 3:36 pm

Ponsonby Road - Sids1

Ah, Auckland’s elegant Ponsonby Road, located in the prestigious… who am I fooling! The density of overpriced restaurants with incompetent staff is pretty top notch, admittedly.

Photo Creative Commons (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic) 2010 Sids1. Original here.

The Beauty of Young Ern

15/04/2011 at 8:02 am

Young Ern - Robyn Gallagher

“Hello, Earthlings! Me being alien life form entitled E.R.N! Prepare to be galvanised!”

Another mind-boggling contribution by the intrepid Robyn Gallagher. Thanks, Robyn!

Google Maps Location

Photo © 2011 Robyn Gallagher. Original here.

The Beauty of Clippy’s Exile

14/04/2011 at 3:19 pm

A giant knot - Robyn Gallagher

Obscure secrets of the Microsoft Corporation, Part 14563: soon after the infamous MS Office help Clippy started drinking and, a bit later, to smoke crack with the Thesaurus, it was deported to a penal colony named New Zealand. There it fades away, deformed and deranged, in front of a ministry, cynically titled Department of Conservation. It’s a mad, mad world!

Google Maps Location

Photo © 2011 Robyn Gallagher. Original here.

The Beauty of Hamilton’s Farmer Statues

06/04/2011 at 10:09 am

Hamilton Statue: Tribute to the Farming Pioneers - Yvonne (yjeva)

Speaking of local sculpturing… farming power from the streets of Hamilton.

Google Maps Location. Well, more or less… – can anybody provide the exact spot?

Photo © 2011 yjeva. 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.

The Beauty of Party Ice. Wait… what?!

22/02/2011 at 8:42 am

North Otago Party Ice - Tim Grubb

Tim Grubb, the mastermind behind the refreshingly intelligent blog “Tourism Trends”, sent us this somewhat bizarre shot, combining many all-time Kiwi favourites. Namely gravel, neon paint, gas-guzzling cars… – and don’t get me started on the driving skills. Thanks, Tim!

Photo © 2011 Tim Grubb.