Have I ever mentioned that there are flowers everywhere!
Here is the shell of what is left of the grand theatre or opera house that was styled after one in France. These grand staircases used to lead up to a beautiful stone building.
Here is the foundation of the building which, as with most everything in the eruption, was destroyed.
On our walk back, we discovered the coolest of juxtapositions…. the old front and gate with the very new metal and glass building. It’s a financial building so I think that there are some interesting branding messages being sent. Very neat.