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17th Jan 2015 - Adventures in New Zealand
Art Deco Napier

Staying at the Albatross Motel last night and tonight - S120 per night - very reasonable. Review on TripAdvisor.

Seemed to mess around a bit this morning and then into Napier central city for a quick shopping expedition for M who decided he needed a long sleeve shirt to cover his sunburn from yesterday - the NZ sun on fair English skin wrecks havoc even with factor 50 sun cream. Fortunately the sunburn wasnt as bad as it could be. This was our first time shopping together as a couple for clothing for him - probably unlikely to be repeated as I found it a bit boring overall. I thought first shop lots of choice this is it but no - onto Katmandu and then back to first shop and then the trying on. However a nice cotton shirt purchased and did look good on him (see tommorrows photos).

A spot of lunch and then to the Art Deco Trust and Shop to commence our walking tour of Art Deco Napier. We opted for the afternoon tour $20 and approx 2 hours. Started with a short video about Napier's 1931 earthquake and the devastation that ensued and then the rebuild. Then out into the sun with a guide - very informative - and walked around being shown various art deco buildings and hearing a bit about their history. 2 hours was a good length of time. Worth doing if you have the time. Also appeared to be other options of private tours in classic cars etc.

Then went for a drive around the bays on the way back to the motel for a quick snack before heading back into the central city for the Summer Singing School final concert - our second reason for this trip. My niece having been here for two weeks at Singing School. It was great evening with some incredibly talented performers and managed to spy my niece several times on the stage.



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Art Deco Walking Tour

Art Deco Walking Tour

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Art Deco Walking Tour

Art Deco Walking Tour

Art Deco Walking Tour

Art Deco Walking Tour

Art Deco Walking Tour

Art Deco Walking Tour

Art Deco Walking Tour

Art Deco Walking Tour

Art Deco Walking Tour

Art Deco Walking Tour

Art Deco Walking Tour

Art Deco Walking Tour

Art Deco Walking Tour

Art Deco Walking Tour

Napier

Napier

Napier

Summer Singing School Concert

Summer Singing School Concert


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