There were lots of interesting buildings along Marine Parade.
i-SITE Visitor Centers, which is New Zealand's official visitor information network. I heard that 87% of visitors to New Zealand are likely to use an i-SITE. In this recent research, there were over 10 million visits to the i-SITE network. There is a lot of i-SITE information so you can see it even for quite small towns. It was true because I saw an i-SITE throughout all of New Zealand!
Emerson Street, the main place of Napier, had a lot of palm trees and fancy cafes. It was a nice street to go on a stroll. Lots of people relax in outdoor cafes on the street. So the town was sort of like a tropical island and there was a holiday atmosphere.
I heard that Napier is called the Art Deco Capital of the world. What is Art Deco? I've never heard of that word. I had just imagined a Western style design....
Mosaic monument. This must be part of the city's Art Deco.
I felt something defferent about it. Who drew eyebrows on the bird's face? His eyebrows made him look too realistic....
Sign of the sushi shop
This signborad stood out! The first line of the sign are Japanese charactors and it means "very". The second one is Japanese word written in Roman letters. It means "tiny". The last one is English, "SUSHI BAR". It is a mysterious use of a combination of language. It is beyond my imagination. Where does this idea come from...? For your information, the sushi was nice!