Well, it’s time to head 320 km (199 miles) down to the Capital City of New Zealand, Wellington, in the far south of North Island, in order to catch the 10:35am ferry crossing to Piction, South Island, the following morning, Mon-08-Jan
But first we take a quick unguided tour of Napier and its iconic Art Deco buildings in particular. The cause of the 1930s Art Deco building boom in the town was all down to a huge earthquake that occurred in 1931. The following regenerating construction programme adopted the Art Deco style of that particular period.
Enthusiasts from all over the world flock to this Art Deco ‘mecca’, almost as a pilgrimage, in order to admire the multitude of pastel-coloured buildings …
From Around the World - from Dec '06 -to- Apr '07