“An arch consists of two weaknesses which, leaning one against the other, make a strength.” – Leonardo da Vinci

This is a building in Melbourne CBD which is the former General Post Office of Victoria, known as the GPO. It is now a shopping centre and before pandemic was a bustling area with cafes, shops and buskers on its doorsteps. I have taken photos of this location at different times with different lighting at different occasions, which I have previously posted for Christmas in July Square Perspective and you can click here to see it.

Now I am posting this for Becky’s PastSquares and for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge CFFC – Arches

This s the square version…

And this is the original one. which do you prefer?


  1. BeckyB says:

    what a building, so glad it has found an alternative life

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, the building looks grand and it is right in the middle of the CBD… so lucky they found a new lease of life.

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  2. Beautiful, wonderful that it is in use. I prefer the 2nd photo

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks, I do too, Aletta! It got more space around it.

  3. restlessjo says:

    Difficult one! It works well as a square but I think I like the original best.

    1. Teresa says:

      Yeah same. It is not easy to find photos that look good in squares.

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  4. picpholio says:

    Impressive gallery

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks 🙏🏻

  5. bushboy says:

    Fabulous photo Teresa 🙂 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks B! ❤️

  6. eklastic says:

    Wow! Stunning arches!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks my dear ❤️

  7. The photo and the quote from Leonardo are great!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Rebecca. Happy you stopped by.

  8. pattimoed says:

    Beautiful architecture shot, Teresa. I think I like the cropped one better. It really highlights the series of arches.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Patti. I guess it is the focal point of the challenge, right! Happy that you stopped by. ❤️

  9. lolaWi says:

    impressive arches! love the Christmas scene! 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      Yay…love that one the best too !

  10. Cee Neuner says:

    Teresa, this is a perfect photo for this week. Would work for any vanishing point to. It’s a stunning photo. 😀 😀

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Cee. Love this place.

  11. Beautiful! I love the 2nd one 😊

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for commenting Lisa 💛

  12. Alison says:

    I love this building, lovely photos

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks 🙏🏻

  13. Cee Neuner says:

    Congratulations! I featured this post on CFFC this week.
    I sure hope your week is wonderful!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much for the feature Cee! Greatly appreciated! ❤️❤️❤️

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