Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A few more photos from our car camping trip in New Zealand. The first few are from an area called Craters of the Moon, which is full of steam vents and mud pools caused by geothermal activity. The remainder were shot in Napier, famous for its Art Deco buildings. Napier was flattened by an earthquake and rebuilt beginning in 1931.

Chris and Mike (from 'Chapter 2') being naughty

This whole area is active - especially since the geothermal plant down the road began to siphon off water, increasing the steam produced in this location.

Rani enjoys a steam bath

Napier store front

Classic cars and dress are part of Art Deco Days, which were slated to begin in a few days.

Another Art Deco commercial frontage

The Anglican cathedral. Built, like most of Napier, after an earthquake flattened the old town.

Lilies in the fountain at a park in Napier

Even the cathedral stained glass exhibits Art Deco motifs

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