Monday, April 12, 2010

Shop, Hastings

Shop, HastingsThis great little Art Deco shop is in Hastings on the north island of New Zealand.

Like nearby Napier, Hastings was devastated by an earthquake in 1931. A major rebuilding effort in the Hawke's Bay area meant that many buildings were constructed in Art Deco style.

I like the absence of signage on the front of the verandah that maight obscure the lovely detailing in on the shop facade. I took this picture in 1999 so I wonder how the shop has changed in that time.

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