I was on my hands and knees cleaning the floor tiles in our laundry the other week and remembered a day Dh and I had in the city shortly after the New Year in 2010.
After we finshed our business we wandered around going nowhere in particular
and found ourselves in the Block Arcade
We have lots of these really quaint little shopping arcades in the city centre.
Built in the 1890s - supposedly so ladies could shop in comfort (and safety) away from the extremes of weather we tend to get in Melbourne.
Very hot in summer and quite cold in winter.
Here you will find lots of little coffee shops and and rather expensive boutique type shops
All very nice to look at - enter if you dare lol
Haighs Chocolates have a fabulous shop at one end of the Arcade
where they sell their very exclusive hand made chocolates
(just for the looking at in my case lol)
Look at the price of these Quondong filled choccies
$109.00 a kilo (2.2lbs)!!
Look at the beautiful tiled floor below
How would you like to be the nightime cleaner here
Imagine having to keep that floor shiny and clean
Block Arcade is a heritage shopping arcade in Melbourne Victoria.
Melbourne's Golden Mile heritage walk runs through the arcade
It forms a short, narrow laneway, connecting Collins Street to Little Collins Street in the central business district of Melbourne.
It is also connected to Elizabeth Street in the west, thus, forming a L-shaped arcade and connecting to Block Place through to the Royal Arcade
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