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Question: How bold do I go with the front entrance?
Go with the retro flow - 2 (20%)
Get a little creative - 1 (10%)
Use a touch of imagination - 1 (10%)
Give full artistic licence - 6 (60%)
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Author Topic: Hurricane Has Inhabited another Home with a History  (Read 8877 times)
Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #75 on: August 30, 2020, 05:10:19 am »


 Mr Wilhelm. There is a massive housing shortage in New Zealand right now. Resourse and other consents are a major obstacle to building. It creates delays and prohibitive costs. Subdivision homes are pressed out of a mould and put together with staple guns by cabinet makers and labourers. " Brick" homes  popular in the urban tracts, are no more than thin cladding hanging off a timber frame. Most weather board is modular plastic or thin stucco . Government homes are of an even lower standard.   New builds are a disgrace. I used to watch wooden houses being built by real carpenters , as a small child.  There is none of the old craftsmanship . No pride in their work
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« Reply #76 on: August 30, 2020, 05:12:51 am »

Ms Annie, Naiper looks bloody great, what with the cars & buildings to boot!

Lets hope that developers/architects will never be allowed to get their filthy mitts on the area.

 That is the fancy stuff for the tourists. Those homes will be mostly heritage listed and fairly safe from the wrecking ball. The out skirts of town will no doubt soon be built up with   homes made out of ticky tacky .

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« Reply #77 on: August 30, 2020, 08:18:50 am »

Aren't there towns in NZ (North Island I think) that were wiped out by earthquakes/volcanos around the time of Art Deco, so it was the style that was popular when they rebuilt?

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« Reply #78 on: September 05, 2020, 03:37:55 am »

Aren't there towns in NZ (North Island I think) that were wiped out by earthquakes/volcanos around the time of Art Deco, so it was the style that was popular when they rebuilt?

Sorontar

 Yes Sorontar . No major volcanic action for several hundred years , only a handful of minor localised eruptions.  We do have massive volcanic fields that have created most of the North Island  a few millennia ago. It joined the dots , NZ used to be many small  islands. Auckland alone has approx 55 volcanic hills . Suburbs are all MT this MT. The Taranaki here has one big volcano.

 NZ is  A.K.A.  " the Shakey Isles " . We have earthquakes everyday somewhere . Some parts it's daily. There are massive and small faul tines  running up the country.  Occasionally we have high magnitude ones . The Christchurch quakes of a few years ago
{2016 ?} did much damage . Particularly the 7.1 quake. The city is bring rebuilt in bland 2020  construction.

 The  notorious "Napier quake "  though precipitated the famous Deco rebuild the East coast has a reputation for.  Civic buildings, houses , industrial premises . I've never been, my late dad loved the place on his frequent business trips there .

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1931_Hawke's_Bay_earthquake

https://www.napier.govt.nz/napier/about/history/napier-earthquake-1931/

https://teara.govt.nz/en/historic-earthquakes/page-8

https://theculturetrip.com/pacific/new-zealand/articles/architecture-art-deco-and-earthquakes-in-napier/












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« Reply #79 on: September 05, 2020, 08:39:27 am »

By any chance were any of Phryne Fisher's mysteries filmed on location?  Grin. I haven't seen much of the series, but you have to find Art Déco locations...
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« Reply #80 on: September 06, 2020, 07:55:24 am »

Most of the Miss Fisher's series were filmed here in Melbourne. That is where Kerry Greenwood, the original author and creator of the character, lives and she played a limited role in the series (she and her long-term partner David "Daffyd" Greagg can be seen in the movie at a table in the ball/party).

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« Reply #81 on: October 04, 2020, 03:14:25 pm »

Most of the Miss Fisher's series were filmed here in Melbourne. That is where Kerry Greenwood, the original author and creator of the character, lives and she played a limited role in the series (she and her long-term partner David "Daffyd" Greagg can be seen in the movie at a table in the ball/party).

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 It was an excellent series. Australian tv and films  have a knack of capturing  an era and a place. It's like dropping in  on the he story .  One can almost smell the sweat and dirt of the period dramas
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« Reply #82 on: October 09, 2020, 01:27:12 am »

{unidentified neighbour cat}

I was thinking of a Cycad or two for the front garden (but, they don't seem to be native  Sad ). What do you think of planting native cacti/succulents instead?

BTB you seem to have a nice local kitty.  Grin
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« Reply #83 on: October 12, 2020, 08:37:00 am »

{unidentified neighbour cat}

I was thinking of a Cycad or two for the front garden (but, they don't seem to be native  Sad ). What do you think of planting native cacti/succulents instead?

BTB you seem to have a nice local kitty.  Grin

 A few Cycad  would be fabulous out front there . Alas I'm working with a limited budget and and the cabbage tree seedlings are  sowing themselves wildly in the garden . So I'm working with what I've got {3 dozen or so}. Not visible in the photo are a pair of  stealthily  acquired grey agave runners  amoung the stones  and a row of 3 gifted  nikau palm seedlings  along side  the path  with  ornamental grasses .

I'm having to make do with poor man's cycads and cabbage tree palms  in my Oasis. Not a camel in sight ... Just a wandering  neighborhood miniature pony ... 
 
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