Heritage Fountain in Napier

This is the top half of the Heritage Fountain (Nga Puna Wai Whakapapa) in Napier.  Just in front of the main entrance to the Napier Visitor Centre it is at least 3  or 4 metres tall. At the bottom are a few metal cut of shapes depicting Gannets  and fish just above the water. It was the top of the fountain, pictured above,  that interested me the most. The star symbol points towards the position in the  southern hemisphere under the Southern Cross. With the jagged motif on the right  representing the Kawekas and Ruahines Ranges that adjoin Hawke’s Bay. Being made  of metal, the sun reflected very well on the surface. This meant the camera under  exposed the blue sky background making it appear almost black in places.

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