Travel: Delightful Art Deco Bollards in Napier

Travel: Delightful Art Deco Bollards in Napier

Whereas in Australia bollards are being erected everywhere to protect against trucks driving through people on the street, in little old New Zealand, the bollard means something completely different and is used to great decorative affect in the town of Napier in New Zealand. These Art Deco bollards are dotted around all of the streets and their mosaics represent the aesthetic of this dreamy, nostalgic place which is delightfully stuck in the roaring 20s.

The bollards as they appear on the main street of Napier which is pedestrian friendly. Copyright Content Catrnip 2017
The bollards as they appear on the main street of Napier which is pedestrian friendly. Copyright Content Catrnip 2017

The only thing that’s missing from Napier are the characters from a Jack Vettriano painting

Jack Vettriano, the man in the navy jacket.
Jack Vettriano, the man in the navy jacket.

Published by Content Catnip

Content Catnip is a quirky internet wunderkammer written by an Intergalactic Space Māori named Content Catnip. Join me as I meander through the quirky and curious aspects of history, indigenous spirituality, the natural world, animals, art, storytelling, books, philosophy, travel, Māori culture and loads more.

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