Saturday, 28 April 2012

LUNCH IN THE ROYAL ARCADE

Royal Arcade is a heritage shopping arcade in the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria. Originally constructed in 1869, the arcade connects Little Collins Street to the Bourke Street Mall, with a perpendicular passage running to Elizabeth Street in the west. It also connects to the smaller Hub Arcade near the Little Collins Street end.

Originally designed by Charles Webb, the arcade features a high glass roof and windowed stores. At the south end, the arcade features effigies of mythical figures Gog and Magog and a clock which chimes each hour. The arcade was restored between 2002-04 which resulted in additional natural light and consistency of the shopfronts. It is a significant Victorian era arcade, listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. In addition, Melbourne's Golden Mile heritage walk runs through the arcade.

This post is part of the Challenge Walk in the Streets meme.







8 comments:

  1. Wonderful to see... many thanks for sharing.

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  2. Great captures of this wonderful old arcade Nick ... I walked through here on my last visit to Melbourne while staying in Little Collins St.

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  3. Wonderful place! Wonderful pictures, too. :)

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  4. A marvellous arcade is this - nicely captured Nick. I've only been through it a couple of times, but hadn't noticed Gog & Magog; I'll be sure to look out for them on my next visit! Many thanks for sharing. Happy weekend.

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  5. I love arcades, and this is a magnificent one! Especially love Gog and Magog!

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  6. I'd gladly explore this area... looks like a beautiful place.

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  7. Cela me fait penser a tous ces passages dans Paris. C'est tres beau , une bonne idee et une autre maniere de voir "Walk in the street"

    Merci d'avoir participer au challenge "Walk In The Street Photography"

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  8. Really nice arcade and great shots!

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