These houses however are known as the Six Sisters and were built in 1897 by a sea faring man who had six daughters and wanted them out of his house! !!! So to do that he built them each a house. They are currently a coffee house, 2 B&B's and the others house businesses
We went on a tour of Napier and stopped at the top of the hill behind the city and this was the view over the Port. The area to the left all came up out of the sea during the earthquake and so solved a problem for the people of Napier as they didnt have anywhere for their town to expand to before the earthquake. It is one of the worst disasters in NZ, as 256 people lost their lives and thousands were injured.
I had a walk around after the tour and took many photos of buildings,there are Art deco styles, some Art Nouveau and Spanish Mission,
My favourite, a combination of Art deco and Art Nouveau.
Buildings built on the corner had to have angled corners at the front, the two men in charge of the rebuilding said the pace of life was getting faster, more cars were on the road and people in cars had to be able to see around the corners.
Art Deco and Spanish Mission style along side each other.
Pretty fancy top of the building for the Kiwi man cave!! Lol!!
Great door way.
Lots of lovely lead light around the town centre
There is a lot of this street art all over Napier, encouraged by the council, all the art done last year had to have a sea theme, a new series is starting this week.
We had a great day out and about, Eve found an antique shop with loads of postcards so she was very happy.
Imhave managed to get a little sewing done
And some more stars
Last night all I could manage was glueing fabric to the paper, pretty exciting stuff!!!
Ok that is enough for today, more to come tomorrow.