Art Deco weekend is overwhelming in it's sights and sounds. Whereas you can wander around the streets any other day and your brain is trained to block out the normal (attire) during Art Deco it simply can't. Everything is an assault on your senses. Working with that we find it helps to choose just one or two events to focus on. This year it was the Born to Move dance encore (for the girls) and the Automobilia parade.
The former gave a top notch hour-long dance performance, and the later boasted over 250 cars this year.
The parade was definitely too long to really captivate and hold one's attention and unfortunately inconsiderate public stood right in front of where our family had been waiting in the blazing sun for 45 minutes for it to begin. Disappointing.
The dance encore however combined story, music, theatre and dance - one of my favourite being the Gershwin's 'Blah, blah, blah" below. The infatuation between the couple was palpable and had me wishing I was their age falling in love again.
[These images were taken from about 50m away from the stage unfortunately so not as crisp as I would have wanted but good enough without a telephoto lense.]
BLAH, BLAH, BLAH"
A couple of the multitude of Art Deco buildings that can be seen any day in Napier if you only look up; and a couple of fly-over shots.