The entrance to the Block Arcade. Guided tours are available on some weekdays. I will join one when a day off co-incides with a tour. The woman who conducts the tours is very passionate and a wealth of information.
I think this is the roof of Block Arcade. What a clever use of pink.
Straight to your hips darlin'. Our friend in Japan took afternoon tea in the Hopetoun Tea Rooms during her last visit to Melbourne.
I am in Royal Arcade now.
Gog and Magog strike the time. See the video below.
The Manchester Unity building is one of my absolute favourite buildings in the city.Yes, it is nerdy, but I like riding in old lifts.
It can't really be a skylight, just an illuminated dome.
A lovely art deco clock in the building's extensive entrance hall. The time was wrong.
Low light was not good for taking photos and the distance made using the flash pointless. There were a lot of reliefs and and pictures, some of which looked somewhat homoerotic to me.
This is the old cage lift well, now used for pipes and ducts.
It was probably a serious mistake to not get there at twelve noon rather than 1pm. The video would have been much livelier. At about 20 seconds Magog strikes the gong. Given it was nearly two minutes past the hour when he struck the gong, you are doing well to not sit there staring at nothing for two minutes. I kept turning the recorder on and off.