The Art Deco City


1931–a major earthquake destroys Napier, NZ.  The town is rebuilt in the Art Deco Style of the day.

2017–the Weinbergers fall in love with this Art Deco city and are adopted by a group of Kiwis.


Flying from Christchurch to Napier we were shocked to find that we didnt have to go through security.  I could have taken an orange!!



And get this. . .every year there is an Art Deco Festival with events like a Gatsby Picnic, a 250 car parade of vintage cars, a Prohibition Party which is held in a “secret” location but may be raided (!), a high tea.  Everyone dresses in costumes of the day.  Oh, my heart be still!!

More on the “Kiwi Kidnapping” later.


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