The Beauty of Lime and Concrete Factory Ruins

Old Lime and Cement Works, Warkworth, Auckland - Sids1

New Zealand: the place where concrete factory ruins look like churches, and churches like concrete factory ruins. Another masterpiece by the eagle-eyed Sids1, the genius behind classics like the pink sheep and the swollen rugby player statue, to name just a few.

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Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0) 2012 Sids1. Again, thank you very much!
Original here.

 



Looking Down the Barrel of a… Chimney
9:51 am, 20 April 2012
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Another instant classic by the unstoppable Carolyn Guytonbeck of Totally Wired. Today: the Speight’s brewery’s clever marketing tools. Part 1: the beer barrel chimney top. Great work, Carolyn, danke schön!

Speights Barrel Dunedin - Carolyn Guytonbeck

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Photo © 2012 Carolyn Guytonbeck of Totally Wired.



More Palmerston North Power!
10:21 am, 20 March 2012
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Not that we would have ignored Palmerston North so far, and especially the fearless Wentao Yin helped us survey the whole height, width and depth of the concretist manifesto the rest of the world calls Bizarro Park North, but that is The Square to the proud Palmerstonians. North.

But wait. There’s more!

Square, Palmerston North - Wentao Yin

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Photo © 2012 Wentao Yin. Original here and here.

 



The Best of Ugly New Zealand – South Island

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 Beauty of Cuba Street’s Back
9:13 pm, 20 February 2012
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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.



The Beauty of Casino Testicles
11:07 am, 21 December 2011
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Is there a better way to celebrate the festive spirit than to present the testicular decoration of Christchurch’s Casino? I don’t think so.

This post is a shameless regurgitation of a “The Worst of Perth” article. The Worst of Perth is our – far superior – brother in the crime of regional mockery. Visit them to find out more thrilling geological details!

Happy Christmas, and have a couple nice days, y’all!
See you next year!

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CHCH Casino 2 - TheWorstofPerth.com

CHCH Casino 1 - TheWorstofPerth.com

Casino in Christchurch - Tina Ivano

Photos © 2011 The Worst of Perth. Originals here.
Photo 2011 Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic Tina Ivano. Original here.



The Beauty of Te Manawa

Te Manawa Museum, Palmerston North 1 - Wentao Yin

“Mom, why has the woman spikes in her bum?” Another action-packed Palmerston thrill-ride by Wentao Yin. Also don’t miss the bugs crawling all over the building. The perfect theme park for a relaxed post party drug chillout…

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Photo © 2011 Wentao Yin. Original here.



The Beauty of Post Boxes in Auckland
7:17 pm, 26 October 2011
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Glendowie Auckland Postbox - Dom Yates

Reminds me of that news article about that elderly gentleman who mistook a rubbish bin for a post box over years, and wondered why nobody ever answered his letters. Like here, more a case of an unfortunate interface design than one of a particularly silly senior.

Photo © 2011 Dom Yates. Thanks!



The Beauty of UCOL
7:11 am, 18 October 2011
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UCOL, Palmerston North 2 - Wentao Yin

Speaking of cars… I don’t know what exactly they consume on these parties at the Universal College of Learning in Palmerston North. The automotive guys should perhaps consider reducing their doses a bit.

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Photo © 2011 Wentao Yin. Original here.

Bonus track: a promo video with all the goodies (forgotten info card, hall walking, page flipping, fake socialising / teaching, and bondage).



The Beauty of Palmerston North

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.

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Photo © 2011 Wentao Yin. Original here and here.


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