When night falls the deco-age Tom Parker fountain in Napier, New Zealand, glows in a multitude of colours. And it’s been doing it since 1936.
You can imagine how this would have seemed in the 1930s, when a few minutes watching the pastel glows, with all their redolence of fantasy Hollywood on the other side of the Pacific, helped distract from the often grim world of inter-war New Zealand. An inspiring thought.
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