Thursday, 29 August 2019

The strand arcade and The Marble Bar

This is the oldest cash regiester I think I have ever seen and very fancy it was to.
And a wooden lady I would love for my garden but maybe she wouldn't last too long in the wet .

Stairs to secret places
The strand arcade a very pretty place

We had afternoon tea in the QBE but had had a big lunch in the Strand Arcade so not to hungry so cutting the cakes in half and only had one serving, that was plenty.
I'm not sure why I took this photo .
This is The Marble Bar hard to take photos it is very dark no one there but us and a another couple I think they had just opened .
Wonderful paintings and lots of marble

This one is very a bit on the wonky side
 this is the front door and my mate taking a picture
We now have trams in the main street of downtown Sydney no cars anymore a few blokes wondering around trying to look important.
This guy was doing something,  the tramway has taken a long time to do and is well over budget, the tramway is now finished and now they are testing it for 3 months our state premier went on a ride the other day but it is not open to the public till christmas time why it requires so much testing I have no idea.
This was my ex work place  no longer a front door in the street all blocked off
And cranes in the front yard so maybe they are doing something with it as I know it was only rented when I worked there.


  1. Hari Om
    What a lovely outing you and B had... I am trying to place where the Strand is - somewhere down Pitt St??? Looks good. YAM xx

  2. Hello, the arcade is beautiful. Looks like a fun outing. Great photos. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

  3. The Strand Arcade is lovely, and you have reminded me just how long it has been since I have seen it.
    You are right about that very ornate cash register. It must have cost a pretty penny back in its day.

  4. The Strand is beautiful and while I have walked through, clearly next time I should explore it more.

  5. There are two arcades in Cleveland, Ohio, through and through from one street to another. Haven't been in one for fifty years.

  6. I like your Strand Arcade, it reminds me very much of our Adelaide Arcade with its antique look.

  7. The Strand and QBE are absolutely beautiful and to me are sanctuaries from all the hustle and bustle of the city.

  8. The QBE site was going to be developed but thankfully was saved from demolition by green bans in the 70s.

  9. The arcade does look beautiful.
    Looks like you had a fun outing.
    Thanks for sharing all of your photographs.

    All the best Jan

    PS Happy September wishes

  10. Arcade is magnificent dear Merle

    i loved the marble painting and all other images ,very interesting :)
    your ex workplace looks great