Friday, 2 March 2012

ROYAL ARCADE, MELBOURNE

A delightful place in Melbourne is the Royal Arcade, which since 1869, has acted as a hub between Melbourne's, Bourke St Mall, Little Collins Street and Elizabeth Street; The Royal Arcade houses some of the most well-known and beautiful shops in Melbourne. One of the most striking features of the arcade is Gaunt's Clock which is flanked by two giant statues of the mythical figures of Gog and Magog. Since its implementation in 1892, the two mammoth statues have struck chimes at every hour, and can be heard resounding throughout the arcade. The clock and statues provide endless fascination for this young chap! 

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





8 comments:

  1. beautiful shots of the arcade...would be exciting to hear the clock!

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  2. The expression on th little boy's face is adorable! I'm glad you've included what he is looking at in this lovely arcade!

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  3. love the flooring of this area...so hypnotic if you stare at it for a long time. clean photos too.

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  4. superbe cette serie sur ce passage (il y en a de tres beau sur Paris, des anciens). j'aime bien les photos de la mere avec son enfant


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

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  5. Beautiful photographs.

    Regards and best wishes

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  6. Whhat a beautiful arcade

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  7. Great pictures of a beatyful arcade...;-D

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  8. Look at all those lines and patterns! People are almost incidental.

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