ROYAL ARCADE, MELBOURNE – LOCKDOWN – PART 2

The day before Lockdown (112 days) ended in Melbourne.    This is the main northern end of the Royal Arcade where it opens on to the pedestrian-only shopping area and main department stores of Bourke Street.

Hairdressers and the 5km close-to-home limit had been lifted the week before, hence me being in the city for a haircut.   Only a minute to take the shot before the lone figure moved on and my appointment were due.

I was surprised at the number of people around on this day compared to the empty ghost-town like images on the TV news some weeks before, but I suppose there were people living in city apartments who had ventured outdoors for a walk.

Melbourne city pre-COVID below.

ROYAL ARCADE, MELBOURNE – LOCKDOWN – PART 1

The Royal Arcade, Melbourne, the day before Lockdown (112 days) ended 28th October 2020.

Hairdressers and the 5km from home restrictions ended the week before, hence me being in the city centre for a haircut.   I was surprised to see a few people around, but only had a couple of minutes to take a photo before they moved on…….. and I was due for my appointment.

MELBOURNE’S OLD GPO (General Post Office)

Melbourne’s old GPO exterior facade and colonnade houses a couple of coffee shops and is one of the city’s most photographed buildings.

Normally I convert my architectural and street photography images to B & W, but on this occasion, I prefer the original colour version.

The brilliant Autumn sunlight was distracting at the end of the space, so I was quite glad when some figures blocked the light.