MONDAY IN MELBOURNE
Royal Arcade, St Pauls Cathedral, a beautiful florist shop in Flinders Lane and Mountain Hellebore (name given on the tag) for sale outside the florist shop.
In 1868, a major competition was held for the design of the Royal Arcade. The winning entry was by Mr Charles Webb, a 19th Century architect from Suffolk, England. His successful design was in the Italianate style, drawing on influential French and English models.
Construction of the Royal Arcade began in June of 1869 and was completed by May, 1870.
Melbourne is of course blessed with several of Charles Webb’s buildings including Melbourne Grammar School, Tasma Terrace, South Melbourne Town Hall, The Church of Christ, Banks and Co. Warehouse, and the renowned Windsor Hotel.
(I've backblipped Sunday and now Monday)