Tag: Napier


.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Tom Park Fountain, Napier, New Zealand, originally uploaded by blather. Download the high resolution version » Tom Park Fountain, Napier, New Zealand. Napier is New Zealand's Art Deco town - completely rebuilt in 1931 after an earthquake. Tom Parker owned a men's outfitters shop in Hastings Street and was a colourful town character who made many gifts to worthy causes and to the city. On one of his regular visits to Britain he was impressed by a modern, illuminated fountain at Bournemouth. On returning to Napier he donated £1,000 for a similar fountain which was built on an area previously occupied by a children's playground.


More Art Deco - Napier was levelled by an earthquake in 1931 - so all the buildings that sprung up were in the then fashionable Deco style. (this photograph is available via davewalshphoto.com)


High resolution version » It changes colour. No, really.


This is where I'm staying last night and tonight. With the masons! Get high resolution version »