The Beauty of God. Or Not.
7:09 pm, 20 April 2012
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A charming example of what Kiwis are truly good at: staying relaxed – or chillaxed, if you prefer – and keeping things in perspective. If you ask me: the Agnostics present the slightly more convincing pitch here.

Ashburton Sign of God - www.weltwunderer.de

Organized Agnostics in NZ, Auckland - Rosemary Dukelow

Photos © 2012 Jenny M of the splendiferous german travel blog http://www.weltwunderer.de/ (top) and Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0) 2012 Rosemary Dukelow.
Original here.



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 Beauty of Petone’s Parks
10:08 pm, 19 March 2012
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Petone Park - Emily Walker

Another wonderful shot by the dazzling Emily Walker, also responsible for this timeless gem.

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Photo Creative Commons (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic) 2012 Emily Walker. Original 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 Best of Ugly New Zealand – North Island

People, I’m slowly running a bit low on new material. That means…

1. Time for our gazillions millions thousands quite a few dunno, maybe a couple dozen? three friends to send new material, puh-leese!

2. Time for cheap reruns of lukewarm oldies: let’s start with a lovingly complied collection of the “Best of Ugly New Zealand Edition North Island (BOUNZENI)”. Sounds a bit like a hungarian car brand, if you ask me.

Keep calm, Dunners, I’ll follow up with the “Best of the South” these days.



The Beauty of Parachuting
8:00 am, 04 February 2012
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Hollyford River - Michael Dawes

Another quiet masterpiece by the eagle-eyed Michael Dawes. More of the same strange estate here.

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Photo Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic 2011 Michael Dawes. Original here.



The Beauty of Rebuses
12:11 pm, 03 February 2012
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Apple Sign 1989 - Travelling Light

“Apple – T – rain bow – trees – kiwi mansion”? I don’t get this rebus… anyway, classic 1989 NZ vintage awesomeness by the always overachieving Travelling Light.

Photo © 2011 travelling-light. Original here.



The Beauty of Stalking
11:58 am, 03 February 2012
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Admittedly, I was a bit lazy recently. At least here. But now I’m back. Let’s kick off Ugly New Zealand’s reanimation with this oddly specific park…

Owen Stalker Park, Woodend, Canterbury - Jane Vial

A wonderful contribution by the attentive Jane Vial. Just leaves the question where to stalk all the other people…

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Photo © 2012 Jane Vial.

 



The Beauty of Directions (1)
9:54 pm, 31 December 2011
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Hollyford River - Michael Dawes

Happy New Year! This way? That way? Stuff left on the clothes line? It stays complicated.

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Photo Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic 2011 Michael Dawes. Original here.



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.


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