180 - 19th July 2006 - Napier Art Deco Walking Tour


The campsite in Napier


This is called a jumping pillow - it's like a huge trampoline for the kids


Napier suffered a huge earthquake in the 30s


It was rebuilt in the style of the time - Art Deco


Many of the facades remain


So Napier is one of the best examples of Art Deco in the world


So most of these captions will be 'Art Deco Building' or similar


This is the theatre


Inside the theater


Hildebrants


The public trust office


The little ring on the corner used to support the streetlights


Art Deco


More Art Deco


Tennyson Chambers


The Daily Telegraph building


Napier


Art Deco Designs


The old maritime building


Museum


Ice Cream Monster


We went on a self guided Art Deco walk


It took a long time and it was a bit rainy that day


More Art Deco


This fountain lights up with colour at night


Close up


This lawn was laid on top of the rubble from the old buildings that collapsed in the earthquake


Even the paving slabs are in Art Deco designs


Nice designs on the sea walk


Arches


Zig Zags


The old Oden building


More design


Art Deco galore


Loo Kees


More Art Deco


The main square


National Tobacco Company