2/26/15

art deco of Napier

After the 1931 earthquake in Napier, the town was rebuilt in the art deco style of the day. The Public Trust building (in the 2nd mosaic) was the only building that didn't fall and influenced the decision.


Hubby chose for us to tour the town in a 1938 Packard! It was all original and owned by a local company that allowed it to be used for the tours. Sue was an excellent driver and she had hats and boas for us to wear!



These are photos of the National Tobacco Company building. It has quite a history. Click here.

10 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

How thrilling Betty to tour this town in a 1938 Packard. I would have loved to do that. Great shot of Napier.

facile et beau - Gusta said...

What a lovely tour. The tabacco building is so interesting. Great shots.

ladyfi said...

Such pretty shots.

Nicola SeaThreePeeO Carpenter said...

Beautiful pictures, must be a truly beautiful place to visit.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Outstanding!!! YAM xx

alicesg said...

Beautiful town, great to tour in the vintage car. Have a great week ahead.

Linda W. said...

What a fun way to tour the town!

Amy Franks said...

I adore anything vintage or retro, I think Napier has to be one of those places I visit one day.

Alexa T said...

What an amazing tour, indeed! wonderful collage with the window and lots of aspects so lovely!

abrianna said...

That building is beautiful. I want to ride in that Packard with the hat and boa too. Such fun.