Saturday, 3 January 2015


This is Royal Arcade, which 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

This post is part of the Weekend Reflections meme,
and also part of the Weekly TopShot meme.


  1. This is a very classy looking area, especially with your strong photo.

  2. A slice of life in Melbourne, how resist ? I won't...


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