Built in 1924, the Brisbane Arcade is the city's oldest surviving shopping arcade. In the 1920's most shopping was done in Fortitude Valley area because there was easy access by tram and train. Philanthropists James Mayne and his sister Mary Amelia built the arcade at a cost of 70,000 pounds. The arcade offered a new shopping experience. Today it still is a popular shopping place with some lovely specialist shops and cafe's. It has three levels.
The arcade is in the Queen St Mall, the main shopping precinct in Brisbane.
I liked all the different specialty shops.
A posh cafe is on the upper level. The ladies were having morning tea.
There were coffee shops on all levels. I had to keep steering The Other Half away from them. I loved the lead-light glass.