A favourite place particularly during the hot summer days, the Mission Bay Art Deco Fountain, was given to all Aucklanders in 1950 by Mr and Mrs E.R Davis in memory of their son, Trevor. The Fountain sends jets of water as high as 12m and displays a spectacular light show at night.
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The 1st of March is a Theme Day for the Daily Photo Community: “Favourite Part of Town”
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The building wrapped in yellow is what remains of the historic Art Deco Jean Batten building by Architect John Mair.
The elevations along Shortland Street, Fort Street and J. Batten Place have been preserved
and are being incorporated into the facades of the new Bank of New Zealand tower.
A bit of history:
This government building was named after world famous first New Zealand woman pilot Jean Batten. In October 1936, at the end of her solo flight from England – the first ever direct flight from England to New Zealand completed – the Auckland City Council named a street Jean Batten Place in her honour. Batten was also the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia and back, and the first woman to pilot herself across the South Atlantic, and was one of the first New Zealanders to establish a reputation of international renown in any field. Following its completion in 1942, the new building was formally named after Jean Batten Place enshrining her name in its title and associating the structure with both modern New Zealand achievements and glamour. (excerpt from: Historic Places Trust)
Today is theme day: “The colour Yellow”
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