Sunday, June 17, 2018
Elegant old Art Deco Building
This is one of Napier's most elegant buildings and will share a few photos, that I took on our weekend away
Formally it was The National Tobacco Company, also known as the Rothmans Building.
Napier's major tourist attraction is the town itself, which draws Art Deco and Architecture enthusiasts from around the world.
After the massive 1931 earthquake that destroyed much of Napier, most of the City had to be rebuilt.
Louis Hay was one of the Architects who transformed the face of Napier and built many of the buildings in the new Art Deco style.
No expense was spared, for this elaborate and fancy building that Hay designed and I love the soft pastel colours, large wooden carved doors, tendrils tipped with roses, and the sunburst features.
They certainly don't make buildings like this much anymore, and it is lovely to see old places like this still standing and we can admire the workmanship.
You have to go whole heartedly into anything
In order to achieve anything worth having
~ Frank Lloyd Wright
Do hope you are enjoying the weekend and wishing you a happy week ahead