Party at the Art Deco Festival, Napier, New Zealand

Party at the Art Deco Festival, Napier, New Zealand

Description: Napier’s Art Deco weekend is the best New Zealand festival according to Lonely Planet. Indeed, it is the must, I have been there three times so far and look forward to the next one again.
Napier’s Art Deco origins go back to a devastating 7.8 (Richter scale) earthquake on 3 February 1931 that caused geographic upheaval and widespread damage throughout the Hawke's Bay region.
The style that predominated was art deco. It was not only popular at the time but provided strong reinforced concrete with decoration that would not fall off and injure people as had happened with the Edwardian-style pre-earthquake buildings.

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Keywords: Art Deco, people, architecture, New Zealand, Napier, festival

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