Art deco brilliance by Robyn Lakeman

Detail of the front door of The Tobacco Co. in Napier

Napier in New Zealand is known as the art deco town. It was devastated by an earthquake in 1931 and what the quake didn’t destroy the fire that raged through the town afterwards did. They rebuilt the town in 2 years during the Depression, a remarkable feat. Being the 1930s it was done in the Art Deco style which they have preserved and still remains today. It’s a wonderful town. Loved it!

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Have been into photography since the late 60s but more so since joining online communities 7 years ago and learning so much more about my craft. I consider myself an artist and photographer.

As I’m retired I have been spending a lot of time travelling the world, the Antarctic this year being one of the most amazing places I have visited. I also own, a photographic comping site.

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  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroover 6 years ago

    lovely detail

  • Larry Varley
    Larry Varleyover 6 years ago

    Well spotted Robyn, great texture and detail

  • wwyz
    wwyzover 6 years ago

    Beautiful! I’d love to see the whole building………….or the town, for that matter.

  • Leanna, Philip Johnson has set up an Art Deco group
    I have a pic of the whole of this door on the second line here. Thanks for the comments Leanna, Heloisa and Larry

    – Robyn Lakeman

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaover 6 years ago

    gotta love deco… so well shot Robyn!

  • Joshua Westendorf
    Joshua Westendorfover 6 years ago

    Fantastic photo. love this. Great eye for this shot.

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldover 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot and detail !

  • Cordelia
    Cordeliaover 6 years ago

    Napier is a gorgeous place and you have captured it beautifully.

  • kazcook1972
    kazcook1972over 6 years ago

    Fantastic detail and lovely colour!

  • DesImages
    DesImagesover 6 years ago

    Beautifully captured detail!

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 6 years ago

    Fabulous detail, Robyn!

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