This is the 1st image in a small set of the “The Block Arcade” which is located in Melbourne Australia and is one of many arcade / laneways that enhance the city.. .
Built between 1891 – 1893 in runs between Collins and Little Collins Sts and is just one of the most popular shopping & photographed area’s within the city.
.I hope I do it justice….. Click here here if you want to read about this location.
Click on image to enlarge…

Taken with a Panasonic Lumix FZ30 with a touch of HDR.

I live at Riddells Creek in the Macedon Ranges of Victoria, and have been involved in Horticulture all my life.
I play Blues Harmonica and Bodhran’ in my spare time, as well as getting involved with Genealogy and Medieval History,
I have also been acting for 40 years and was lucky to be cast as a judge in the movie “Stricly Ballroon”…
But my camera is my passion.

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  • owlspook
    owlspookover 3 years ago

    so this is a little short street/lane of buildings where they put a roof over the lane? or is it a building shaped like a street? …it’re ally beautiful!

  • It’s actually the ground floor of a complex of buildings in the CBD of Melbourne. Not a laneway. But you can walk through it from one street to another by cutting off a city corner.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • owlspook
    owlspookover 3 years ago

    fantastic! nowadays here in the US all the boring all look alike shopping malls (ugh)(lol) … nothing of beauty such as this is (big smile)

  • I did experience some beautiful arcades when I was in Boston. ( 2009 )

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • billyboy
    billyboyover 3 years ago

    Love the tonal range in this Larry… awesome colors, and cool detail of that amazing ceiling.
    Nice work!

  • Thanks Billy for recipricating.
    And thanks for your appreciation.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • owlspook
    owlspookover 3 years ago

    ah perhaps .. haven’t seen them … when I lived in Boston it wasn’t the nicest parts of it (long ago) … maybe though I’m being too harsh lol regardless Melbourne sounds like a vibrant lovely city (big smile)

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 3 years ago

    What a fabulous building and image!! ;-))

  • Thanks Steph.
    I’m just appreciating my home town and some of what I have always taken for granted.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Rae Tucker
    Rae Tuckerover 3 years ago

    Wonderful image – I love the symmetry.

  • Thanks Rae.
    I hope you enjoy the rest in this series as symmetry is what I look for.
    I just love lines and angles.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 3 years ago

    VERY effective!!! Love it.

  • The doorway leads out into Collins Street and I just love the photographic possibilities all the way along Collins Streel.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicover 3 years ago

    nice!! i have a shot of this too,,,, i was there in 2006!

  • Well I hope to be in Canada in 2013.
    So I look forward to that.
    I’m glad you can appreciate this location and have memories of it.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

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