The Best of Ugly New Zealand – South Island
8:24 pm, 24 February 2012
, Corrugated Steel
, End of World
, 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.
The Beauty of White Island
Another guest post by the titillating Alex Gilks:
No, not the a snapshot of a Hutt Valley industrial estate – this is White Island, the site of NZ’s first full-scale World War II bombed buildings diorama. Weta Workshops
tested many natural pigments before settling on the exact hue for mustard gas residue.
Google Maps Location.
Photo Creative Commons (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic) 2010 vtveen. Original here.
More of Invercargill’s Beauty
This one is not only incredibly great, it would be also a strong candidate for Martin Parr’s book “Boring Postcards”. Well, or at least for its swedish web predecessor, Retroglobe. Well, or at least for the pale rip-off of them both… – us.
Google Maps Location.
The Beauty of Kiwi Forests
One of these ubiquitous stinky kelp forests, next to that stinky unique petrified forest in Curio Bay, Southland. As a rule of thumb: the more horizontal, the more it is a kiwi forest. Some very weird form of tall poppy syndrome?
Google Maps Location (well, as close as Google went).
Update: totally unfair… kelp is super beautiful: Wikipedia – Kelp.
The Beauty of BBQ
Happy new year! We celebrated with a couple of rockets, a pint of kerosine and these magnesium torches… be careful with the matches… no, really, they are… ARGH!!
Update: Google Maps Location
The Beauty of Broken Dreams
A new contributor to ‘Ugly New Zealand’: welcome to Bekdawg and her exquisite photos of New Zealand’s flip side! Can there be a better photo to kiss 2009 goodbye?
Photo © 2009 Bekdawg.
The Beauty of the End of the World
A little bit of friendly advice how one can survive the end of the world, if this is what one is concerned about. Saner people can also investigate possibilities to survive pathetic imagery and the absence of logic.
Photo © 2009 Scott Savage.