Saturday, 13 October 2012

Interesting Art Deco Napier

While we were in Hastings last week house and cat sitting we travelled to Napier to pick up a parcel for Richard from Mainfreight.  A Tow bar for the Mini!  People have asked why we bothered putting a towbar on my Nissan Note.  But boy has that paid for itself in the last few weeks.  Its work wont be finished until shifting day in a couple of weeks.

While in Napier we wandered around the central of the city and came across these very interesting views.  Nothing anywhere to explain their existence or what they commemorate but they certainly made for interesting viewing. Mostly knitted craft work attached to the palms in the main street.

Jenny made a comment and suggested I check good old google and this is what I found.






A Statue dressed in the style of the 1930’s in the art deco period.


A more conventional view from Napier looking out to Cape Kidnappers.


Jenny said...

This sort of "street art" has been around for a wee while. Knitters and crafters are trying to liven up their cities. Seems to have started in good old USA some years ago.

Do a Google search on "Knitting Street Art" for the full story.

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Jenny
Thanks for that never thought to ask you.