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This building derives its name from the Meditarranean island that also inspired the broadly Spanish styling, the deep sea blue, and the shell motifs in the ‘faience’ (a type of tile) façade. Designed by architect Harry Norris, it was completed in 1930 as offices and showrooms, with multiple retail outlets along Centre Place, now one of Melbourne’s most vibrant lanes.

The Majorca Building has recently undergone a conversion to apartments above the ground level retail outlets. (curtesy of internet)
Australia
Nikon D90 18-105mm

Feature:
Everything Old is New Again group 17/04/11

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architecture, art deco, building, melbourne, lane

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  • Maggie Hegarty
    Maggie Hegartyover 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot Karen!

  • glad you like it, thanks Maggie :)

    – Karen E Camilleri

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “Everything Old is New Again!”

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Wow! this is great thanks so much =)

    – Karen E Camilleri

  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazeover 3 years ago

  • cheers karen

    – Karen E Camilleri

  • Carl Olsen
    Carl Olsenover 2 years ago


    Very nice shot Karen, and quite difficult I would think with the different light sources.

  • It was aproaching dusk as I remember, so am pleased with the result, thanks Carl :))

    – Karen E Camilleri

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 2 years ago

  • patcheah
    patcheahabout 2 years ago

    Superb capture! Congratulations on your sale at SITHOM exhibition!

  • Kanchan Mahon
    Kanchan Mahonover 1 year ago

    This is very evocative. I love the atmosphere.

  • Thank you so much Kanchan :-))

    – Karen E Camilleri

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