Saturday, June 26, 2010

Cathedral Arcade



Cathedral Arcade is a heritage shopping arcade in Melbourne, Victoria.


It forms a short, narrow laneway, connecting Swanston Street to Flinders Lane in the central business district of Melbourne. It is a T-shaped arcade, however one of the laneways terminates inside of the building.


The arcade is notable as it retains all of its original features. The arcade is fully covered by stained glass and leadlights, which forms a highly detailed arch leading to a central dome. The floors are decorated with ceramic tiles, and the shopfronts feature richly detailed wood panels.



The art deco arcade, which dates back to 1925 is part of the Nicholas Building designed by Harry Norris. The building itself, including the arcade is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.

10 comments:

paul said...

A stately old building and nice narrative. And your first shot is nothing short of stunning. Congratulations.

Ch√Ęteau-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Nice shots of the building and arcade in Art Deco style.
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Joy said...

Very beautiful. Then again, when I visited Australia in 1997, many of its buildings dedicated to shopping were deemed historical and all very pretty.

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Leif Hagen said...

A magnificent glass ceiling in that arcade! Grand!

Petrea said...

Very nice post. I love great architecture of all the ages.

Luis Gomez said...

Great shots!

EG Wow said...

The arcade is very attractive! I love seeing such beautiful architectural detail that are so well maintained.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

The roof is very beautiful

Marie-Noyale said...

I have seen much worse shopping malls!!!
Beautiful angle on the roof arcade.

Rockinon said...

I love the way you document your subject with a number of images, each strong enough to stand alone.

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