New Plymouth is the largest town in the district of Taranaki. Usually, when we take a trip there, we just do what we went for and that's about it--well, maybe a side trip to KFC or Burger King while we're out. Anyway, the last trip we made ended in a walk around center city (downtown, for my Yankee friends).
Every town has a clock tower and New Plymouth is no different.
As we walked by, we looked inside hoping to be able to climb to the top, but it wasn't open. As we looked up through the windows, Hubby brought this stuffed owl to my attention. It's job is to keep the birds away.
There were some gorgeous artwork around the town. This ship was captured inside a receiving dock.
The lovely and tall tui below was quite an artsy piece.
And, this detailed elephant looked over us as we walked past.