Art Deco Napier

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April 11th 2007
Published: April 11th 2007
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A nice clear day, so we bought the leaflet and followed the Art Deco walking trail. Napier was virtually destroyed by an earthquake and following fire in 1931. The authorities showed amazing foresight and had the town rebuilt according to the then fashionable Art Deco style, The result is a town which looks good - especially if you look up above ground level (unfortunately modern signage desecrates the former glory). After the walk we headed to the beach for a stroll. We went to the town centre in search of ice cream (and a haircut for Jen). We went for a short drive late afternoon to see the Art Deco classic ‘Tobacco Factory’.

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The beach at NapierThe beach at Napier
The beach at Napier

If I'm looking unhappy it's because I'm in need of an ice cream.

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