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Since I was in charge of the bulk of the planning for our wedding, The Man agreed to take care of the honeymoon… bliss! I left it almost entirely up to him, but had one request: that Napier be on the itinerary. After an earthquake devastated the city in 1931, Napier was rebuilt in the style of the day: Art Deco. I am a big fan of early 20th century design, so it was a must-do for me.

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Some of the fabulous Art Deco architectural details.

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Original wooden homes that survived the earthquake.

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Next up: Hawke’s Bay


3 Responses

  • Jo

    Breathtaking.. and again with the gorgeous light fixtures.
    It looks like a movie set..
    But I confess I’ve often wondered at the sense of living in a house on a cliff in an earthquake zone..
    Nope.. not for me I don’t think.
    Jo xx

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