my favorite building in Melbourne - ANZ ‘Gothic Bank’, 287 Collins Street - this building has a richly ornate interior, finely worked masonry and meticulous detail - considered the finest secular Gothic Revival building in Australia
Block Arcade, Collins Street – Mark Strizic , 1967 Still looks much the same. Arcades (& lanes) are wonderful in Melbourne city and help make the city different to the other capitals in Australia. The Hopetoun tea rooms are still in operation.
The Rialto is a Venetian style building which opened in 1891. Originally a commercial building, it had space for 300 offices and 14 warehouses. The gothic towers, balconettes and arched windows were inspired by the palazzos of Venice. Early occupants were the Melbourne wool exchange and Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works
60's MELBOURNE NEWSSTAND Flinders Street Station Melbourne 1969. (PHOTO DETAIL) I love the woman in the big hair selling papers, & cigarettes are openly displayed, you just don't see that anymore. And The Queen on the Women's Weekly cover & the Girlie mags all pinned up. Great photo. From the fabulous book MELBOURNE by Angus O'Callaghan by Ben Albrecht 2015. (visit minkshmink on pinterest)