With the continued rain fall, my plans to head west were seeming less exciting…but the forecast for the next few days was sunny (and also windy as hell, it turns out) on the east coast, so I changed my plans and headed east to Napier.
Napier is well known as a very art deco town. In 1931, most of the city was destroyed by a massive earthquake, which also killed 256 people. The reconstruction after the earthquake utilized the architectural style of that period, which makes the city feel a little bit like it’s frozen in time.
And of course they play up the theme with tours around town in these old school cars
They’ve also got some gardens in town…
…and the non-art deco district…
Next stop is Wellington, which should bring my time on the north island to an end.
Very cool thanks for taking us along!
Love the art deco. Very unique in today’s cookie cutter architecture designs.