Dec 19, 2011

TSB Showplace, Devon St, New Plymouth

This is the New Plymouth Opera House. It's decorated as you imagine it to be with ornamental everything. A new part had been added to the adjacent building to add size and facilities. It was renamed the TSB Showplace. Since the Taranaki Savings Bank (TSB) likely sponsored the upgrade I am guessing that naming rights were part of the deal. (I've only lived here for a few years so I'm not sure.)
The building just past that is an Irish style pub named Peggy Gordon's. Most cities have at least one, with good reason. 
The town seemed bustling this week. It's probably the Christmas rush that has everyone buzzing but the nice sunny weather is coming back and that also helps get us outdoors.