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night lights

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lit water

negates the darkness

then and now

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This beautiful fountain on Marine Parade in Napier New Zealand was donated by a local businessman Tom Parker. He provided the funds for it to be completed by Christmas 1936 as part of the re-developed park along the foreshore. Tom Parker believed the nightly display of this gushing multi-coloured lit fountain would  be a positive experience for the people of Napier as they recovered from the devastating 1931 earthquake. Jill and I visited the gardens and fountain each night we were in Napier and joined so many  locals and tourists especially children, who continue to enjoy Tom Parkers gift.

17 Responses to “night lights”

  1. Janice

    ‘Negates the darkness’ is a nice description and when I read on I understood it’s deeper meaning. The fountain is beautiful–I’ve never seen one like it.

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    • Denis1950

      Thanks for such reflective comments Janice, you got me re-thinking as well. Tom Parker saw a fountain like this in England and then attempted to describe and have it copied. I am not sure if the English one was lit though.

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