Malvern, Australia, a Melbourne suburb which was once the home to seven Victorian governors and now has become something of an artsy oasis for the country's intellectual set, is getting a new mikvah.

The Jewish ritual bath, which will be decorated with greenery and will boast a plush waiting room, has been designed with the goal of attracting more woman to the observance of family purity laws.

And partly in deference to its surroundings, right above the pool's entrance will hang a mural depicting a sunset, which happens to be right around the time women go to the mikvah. The mural, "Sunset," was created by the mother/daughter team of Sharon and Mina Shafer.

After the doors open next week, planners will hold a full-scale grand opening in mid-August.