Old Post Office Mall transformed into magnificent in Australia

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In the heart of Melbourne, Australia, stands a magnificent Victorian building. This is the General Post Office, the post office has been transformed into a magnificent and luxurious mall. Suitable for shopping attractions.

The beautiful building is located on the corner of Bourke and Elizabeth

In the heart of Melbourne , Australia , stands a magnificent Victorian building . This is the General Post Office , the post office has been transformed into a magnificent and luxurious mall . Suitable for shopping attractions .

The beautiful building is located on the corner of Bourke and Elizabeth . Not hard to find these buildings in the Central Business District ( CBD ) City of Melbourne , State of Victoria , Australia . Neo - Rennaisance style still dominates the building .


In 1859 , this building was built as a post office , aka the General Post Office ( GPO ) . The building was originally only consisted of 2 floors . One architect was AE Johnson , who also designed the High Court in the City of Melbourne .

Immediately I saw the eyes of tourists definitely glued to the towering clock tower . The tower , including the third floor GPO , was added to the building in 1887 . This continued until the building was renovated in 1919 , including by the U.S. architect Walter Burley Griffin .

After so long a post office , the building was transformed into a shopping mall in 1993 . Outlets and shops began to open , the cafe began lined up outside and inside . The ceiling was renovated , although the inside of the building interior and not much has changed .

Now , GPO is one of the most sought after tourist mall in Melbourne . Actually located in the heart of the city , distance per kilometer in all directions Melbourne City starts here . Residents and tourists began to make GPO as a shopping location precisely since October 2004 .

Inside, tourists can still feel the ' post office ' . Shops that lined the hall was originally a sort mail and packages . Nuance Victoria still feels thick in here , make shopping more enjoyable agenda .

With a 3 -storey mall has a row of stores and posh boutiques . There are specialty stores women's clothing, men's , jewelry and accessories , as well as restaurants and cafes . Not a Melburnian who enjoy the afternoon while sipping coffee at the Federal Coffee Palace , or enjoy a variety of chocolates in Cacao Fine Chocolates .

In addition to shopping , GPO also has many restaurants for culinary tourists . In fact , there is a restaurant Ramen Ya for the traveler who wants to taste the ramen and Japanese cuisine .

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
3rd Sep 2013 (#)

Great story!

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