New Plymouth (Part 2)

A local graffiti artist brightens up a dark alley.

New Plymouth used to have a proper mall when I was a child. They ripped it up so the city council could get a few extra car parks in. The mall had this fountain which now sits as a lonely unused flower bed on top of Marsland Hill.

Also on Marsland Hill stands this monument to the imperial forces who died during the Land Wars. It used to have the statue of a man on it but this was destroyed by activists.

The Kibby Carillon.

For Part 1 check here.


3 Comments on "New Plymouth (Part 2)"

  1. Tim says:

    I noticed you’ve *d your reference to NP’s mall – but there appears to be no subsequent reference to the mall? What’s the * all about?

    • JJW says:

      Whoops. I originally had Part 1 and Part 2 as one mega post. But it was mighty long and I thought I would break it up over two. I rewrote one half but not the other. Thanks for picking that up, Tim!

  2. Rick Wood says:

    I don’t know if you are aware of the fact that the fountain mentioned above sat up on Marsland Hill for many a long year before it was moved to the mall – not without some voices of dissent from locals. So returning it to it’s home was seen as a good thing by many.