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Old January 13th, 2011, 03:20 PM   #86
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Old January 13th, 2011, 03:22 PM   #87
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Is there nay story why is the whole town built in art deco?
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Old January 14th, 2011, 03:24 AM   #88
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Cheers mate - yeah there is a very sad story:

The 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake, also known as the Napier earthquake, occurred in New Zealand at 10:47 am on Tuesday February 3, 1931, killing 256 and devastating the Hawke's Bay region. Centred 15 km north of Napier, it lasted for two and a half minutes and measured about 7.8 on the Richter scale (7.9 on the moment magnitude scale). There were 525 aftershocks recorded in the following two weeks. The main shock could be felt in much of the lower half of the North Island. The town was rebuilt in the Art Deco and Spanish Mission styles that was very popular at the time.


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Cheers mate - yeah there is a very sad story:

The 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake, also known as the Napier earthquake, occurred in New Zealand at 10:47 am on Tuesday February 3, 1931, killing 256 and devastating the Hawke's Bay region. Centred 15 km north of Napier, it lasted for two and a half minutes and measured about 7.8 on the Richter scale (7.9 on the moment magnitude scale). There were 525 aftershocks recorded in the following two weeks. The main shock could be felt in much of the lower half of the North Island. The town was rebuilt in the Art Deco and Spanish Mission styles that was very popular at the time.


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The town is really unique
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Old January 14th, 2011, 09:24 PM   #91
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Old January 19th, 2011, 11:29 PM   #97
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Loving the candid shots and the detail shots. Great work
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Old January 20th, 2011, 01:22 AM   #98
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I hate flying, but if one day, I'd visit NZ, Hawke's Bay and surroundings are surely on my list. Great photos, SYDNEY.
BTW, those rails in Hawke's Bay, a little higher up, are they still used? Passenger rail to Napier doesn't exist anymore, if I'm correct.
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Old January 20th, 2011, 04:34 AM   #99
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Isn't it funny how a devastating earthquake in this particular case was a wonderful thing? Without the earthquake Napier wouldn't have had all those beautiful buildings
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Old January 20th, 2011, 03:39 PM   #100
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Thats what i wanted to say, it is really original because it needed to be rebuilt. Then again, earthquake, victims...
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