|Art deco in Napier|
Today a bit of a look at a whole city with such a unique concentration of 1930s Art Deco architecture that, along with South Beach Miami, it is considered to be one the best-preserved Art Deco towns in the world. And, luckily for us, one of the most photographed in New Zealand. That city is Napier.
|Napier, New Zealand|
|Winery, Hawkes Bay|
|The former Napier Fire Station building has under gone a makeover by Architect, Guy Natusch. |
The Art Deco Trust is currently the tenant
The rebuilding period after the 1931 earthquake coincided with the Art Deco era (thank you Frank Lloyd Wright) when little "mainstreet" development was being undertaken elsewhere because of the great depression. Art Deco was new and fresh and trendy, and featured in the Hollywood movies of the time. It was also considered cheap, as the designs were reasonably simple and efficient.
|Looking the part during the art deco festival|
|The Napier Marine Parade|
|Rothmans tobacco building, Napier|
|Picnic art deco style at Napier|
Have you been to Napier?
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