The Stratford Glockenspiel is probably one of the most recognisable landmarks in Taranaki although it isn't often seen from this side - the side of the railway lines. Which, in some ways, is a shame as that's the side which gets sun-drenched in the morning light.
In keeping with Stratford's name sake somewhere near the River Avon, Stratford plays a little on the Shakespearian connection - hence the Tudor look and feel to the Glockenspiel. Three times a day (10am, 1pm and 3pm) figurines on the Glockenspiel reciet lines from Romeo and Juliet.
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Mark Sukhija is a travel and wine blogger, photographer, tourism researcher, hat-touting, white-shirt-wearing, New Zealand fantatic and eclipse chaser. Aside from at least annual visits to New Zealand, Mark has seen eclipses in South Australia (2002), Libya (2006), China (2009) and Queensland (2012). After twelve years in Switzerland, Mark moved back to London in 2012. You can follow Mark on Twitter or Facebook