Sound Shell in Napier

Arriving in the seaside city of Napier on a Sunday afternoon, I wasn’t surprised to find a concert in progress. Walking along the Marine Parade to the sound a rock music in the distance. After a few minutes this was the scene that greeted me. It was a free concert in the Sound Shell just next to the beach. This stage was built in 1931 after an earthquake levelled the city. As with much of the architecture of that time, it is in a contemporary Art Deco style.

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