I had a wonderful stay in the city this week, a bit of a get away, and treated myself to afternoon tea at the Hopetoun Tea Rooms in The Block Arcade, Melbourne. The tea rooms established in 1892 still have the original green florally wallpaper which is so inspiring I just wanted to get a sketch pad out, as I did not have one with me I settled instead for eating yummy cake.
dramatic green floral wallpaper 1892
and the new owners provide good service, all the more pleasant
The Block Arcade entrance
The Block Arcade Central flooring