11/13/13

napier-art deco rebuild

In 1931, Napier, in Hawke's Bay, was hit with a 7.8 earthquake that flattened the city. It was rebuilt in the style of 1920's art deco. Each year, on the third weekend in February, they celebrate with Art Deco Weekend, where you can join one of the many walking tours of the city.


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11 comments:

Norma Ruttan said...

what magnificent representatives of art-deco! that is my favorite style in buildings and furniture.

Roger Owen Green said...

I LIKE it!

magiceye said...

Wonderfully captured!!

MastHoliday said...

Spectacular building!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Betty. pity about the earthquake but lovely to see what they have built to replace it. I have been to Napier once

Dotti said...

This looks like a wonderful place to visit ... and to take photos of!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a cool and brave thing that was for the city to come together and make something special out of the ruins. I would love to take that walking tour (or even just take pictures on any old day) I love this style!

Leslie: said...

Beauty out of the ruins! Amazing...

Leslie
abcw team

Nova said...

WOW outside Miami the largest collection of Art Deco buildings. Must be interesting to see them all, and thanks for showing a little part.

I like it.

Greetings

jeannettestgermain said...

I would go to Thorpe's coffee house -it looks cozy inside, and the front is very inviting!

amarnaik.com said...

beautifully captured