Ugly

UGLY GODS | UGLY BUILDINGS

Sick of all the grandiose churches and cathedrals or idyllic beaches on your travels? Well, you’ve come to the right place! This is the anti-tourist page, where we celebrate everything that is ugly around the world. Whether it be a ghastly building, a slimy animal, or a legend that personifies what it is to be physically ugly, this is the place.

Seeing what is ugly, and learning why it is ugly is a special thing to do in a destination. You learn and feel more in tune with the people and history. You can better appreciate the beautiful things and life, or better yet, you can see beauty in the ugliest of things.

Ugly gods:

Shhh! You do not want to wake this one up! Sopona, the Yorùbá god of smallpox and infectious disease… 

He whanau a Punga koe, for you are a child of a god – but don’t let it get to you head. Punga, your forefather is the god of ugliness…

 

Ugly buildings:

Not a tombs of the pharaoh, nor pathways to the gods, this is Tirana, and the pyramid is a symbol of Albanian communism…

If you had a major telecommunications company, what quiky headquarters should you build?

What do you get when you mix a box of matches with a napkin? The ugliest government building in the world…

When one of the finest architectural achievements of the Teutonic Order was destroyed, this monstrosity took its place…

 
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