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.
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!
Photo © 2012 Carolyn Guytonbeck of Totally Wired.
Our reader Peter Pieruschka provided this… angular peek onto the irritation that is New Zealand’s contemporary architecture. When Peter is not kindly helping out here – thanks, Peter! :) – he increases the alarmingly sturdy number of German-run websites discussing aspects of New Zealand: www.nz2go.de. In his case much more constructive (and interesting) than us, but mostly written in ze german.
Google Maps Location (approx., feel free to hunt down the exact spot.)
Photo © 2012 Peter Pieruschka.
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!
Google Maps Location (well, reasonably close)
Tags: Architecture, Canterbury, Concrete, Monstrosities, Signs, South Island, Urban
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!
Let’s ignore the overwhelming Freudian and Hitch-cock-ian subtexts for a second, and let’s just enjoy this architectural tribute to Miles Davis. Another visual rollercoaster by the tremendous Wentao Yin.
Tags: Architecture, Bugs, Concrete, Monstrosities, Monuments, North Island, Palmerston North, Urban
“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…
Motella of the fittingly named blog “Motella” is looking behind the facades and under the guest beds of NZ tourism. He was so kind to send us some of his personal “Ugly New Zealand” shots.
Let’s start with this adorable portrait of Ahuriri, “Napier’s vibrant seaside village” with “a contemporary edge”, where “you’ll discover a unique mix of places where you can buy artwork, indulge in some beauty therapy, buy ingredients for an Italian feast, post a letter and consult a lawyer, an accountant or other professional services now based in Ahuriri.” Gasp! What a mix indeed!! Book it!!!
Photo © 2011 Motella.
Waiting for Wanganui’s Durie Hill elevator and tunnel, in this case. Totally not fitting our silly criteria, since it is by no means a lame shot. Witness how we surrender to great photography!
… in this case: for the bus from Thames to Auckland. Lovely shot!