Art Deco in Napier

Reported by Noah  Mum said we were going to visit a town that had rebuilt itself into something special after a massive earthquake in 1931. We came to Napier and saw that the whole town was built in the style of Art Deco. Art Deco flourished between 1920 and 1930 in lots of cities including San Francisco and London. This style of art includes sunbursts, zig-zags and geometric shapes. Here it also includes Maori motifs. Today we went around town photographing lots of things to do with Art Deco. Here are some.

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Mum and son round-the-world travellers.
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One Response to Art Deco in Napier

  1. Mia says:

    Hello! I must say we’ve missed you guys today, the hostel seems that little bit emptier and I never got to win back my crown on the air hockey table! On a note to do with your Art Deco project the Archies Bunker building was built shortly after the earthquake and fires in 1931 and was originally The Automobile Association building, so many a time we have groups of people looking at us as we are number 34 in the Art Deco booklet! Well it’s been great listening to your stories and reading about your travels and I look forward to reading about your onward adventures!

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