Napier is a beautiful city located on Hawkes Bay on the east coast of North Island, New Zealand. The city centre was destroyed by an earthquake in 1931 but later rebuilt in Art Deco style, current at that time. This […]
Napier is a beautiful city located on Hawkes Bay on the east coast of North Island, New Zealand. The city centre was destroyed by an earthquake in 1931 but later rebuilt in Art Deco style, current at that time.
This is a part of Napier known as the Six Sisters and is one of the few remaining examples of what the original City centre architecture looked like.
The Hawkes Bay Earthquake of 1931 killed 256 people. The city centre was mostly levelled but approximately 4,000 hectares of land, formerly below sea level, were raised up and are now part of the city.
This is Napier today.
Most of the Art Deco buildings survived the renewal programmes of the 1960s, 70s and 80s and in 2007 Napier was nominated as a World Heritage Site, later denied in 2011. Although most of the shop fronts and fascias are modern, the upper floors of the buildings which are largely unaltered. I therefore mainly photographed the upper parts of the facades. The full collection is in the slider gallery below.
Street Art, Chemainus, Vancouver Island.
Chemainus is a community in the Chemainus Valley on the east coast of southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Founded as an unincorporated logging town in 1858, Chemainus is now famous for its 39 outdoor murals. <a class="q ruhjFe NJLBac fl" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemainus" data-ved="2ahUKEwiR5pHFssfdAhWnL8AKHeV3CH0QmhMwE3oECAoQEg">Wikipedia</a>
Running Wild Photography Exhibition
I believe that it is important to document and learn from failures as well as projects that went well. I was supposed to be part of the Running Wild Photography Exhibition currently open at Dunster but my concept and its execution didn't pass muster and, having left it too late to change tack, I had to withdraw. Here is the story.
"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not." Georgia O'Keeffe