I took a trip to Napier earlier in the year with the express purpose of wandering through the streets of this wonderful Art Deco city with my camera.
The weather was glorious – blue sky, not a cloud to be seen and VERY warm. I mean really face blisteringly warm.
I was up and out early and had a lovely (albeit sweaty) time snapping away, recording many of the city sights of this unique New Zealand place.
Turning down a street I happened to stumble across a gorgeous wee park with palm trees, flowers beds resplendent with blooms of many colours and a lily pond.
I managed to capture an image of the pond that I happen to love (I hope we are allowed to admit that we love our own pictures).
I feel it manages to conveys at least some of the magic of the park as well as the pond and the very peaceful feeling I had while there. It also gave me the chance to catch my breath and cool down a bit!
I took plenty of photos so I will share some more from my visit in the coming months.