Napier was devastated by a huge earthquake in 1931, as a result of which most of the city had to be rebuilt. As Art Deco was popular at the time, there are many fine examples of this type of architecture throughout the city, as well as Spanish Mission -style buildings.
Aus dem Napier-Reiseführer
If you want Art Deco
Apart from today being Valentine’s Day, it was a day of wandering around Napier and doing their 2hr walking tour this afternoon. The 1931 earthquake with the ensuing fire flattened the town and gave them a chance to rebuild in the prevailing style of the day: Art Deco. As such, most of the central ...
Posted in Neil & Helen's Travels by neilthelr
New Zealand March 2 2013
a longer visit. The lake is so big!! On to Napier over the Ahimaniwa Ranges (where it does snow in winter) and down into the vineyards for our overnight stay on Hawkes Bay at Napier (famous for having many ...
Posted in New Zealand: Feb - Mar 2013 by suengarry