Open House Melbourne 2012 has just wrapped up for the weekend. There were 100 buildings open to the public around the city, I managed to get around to 6 of those… the queues were a killer! But worth it, as I loved every building I saw. Today I’m giving you a peek at The Block Arcade. This building is dripping in beauty, from the structure to the shops that inhabit it. The longest standing resident is the Hopetoun Tea Rooms, serving high tea daily. Looking at their cake selection explains why there is always a queue to get in. The building was constructed during 1892 -1893.