Melbourne has the most beautiful, diverse and interesting arcades and laneways.
They are home to exclusive boutiques, busy cafes, art galleries, shops specialising in silks, lambswool and leather all housed in these historic precincts that make Melbourne such a vibrant city.
Block Arcade is one of my favourites with its spectacular ceilings and floors.
And Royal Arcade featuring Gog and Magog, two grotesque figures that gave me nightmares as a child.
What about Post Office Lane, a narrow little hideaway for this ‘hole in the wall’ cafe.
Melbourne was my home town until 1982. I loved the city then – and I loved rediscovering it today.
PS: Qantas have produced a definitive guide to Melbourne’s Laneways and Arcades that you can find Here