Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Art Deco Napier 06 April 2009

From Wellington we drove northeast to Napier. This city was destroyed by a large earthquake and was rebuilt in the architecture of the day... Art Deco. Since the depression was on, it was easy to find the required workers. The form is actually described as "Mission Style Art Deco" and was influenced from Southern California. Every year there is a large celebration of the city heritage. People dress in period style, and bring out antique cars. Where we were staying a number of framed pictures can gives a picture of what happens. Here are a few pictures for your enjoyment...

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