Queen Victoria Building

Sydney QVB photos taken with Nikon D750

6th installment of Sydney, August 11, 2015
The Queen Victoria Building is an imposing edifice in Sydney. At one time it was a produce market which is why the floors are slanted to allow for washing. It was empty for a long time and the council had no funds to do anything with it. A Malaysian company invested in it and restored it for use as a shopping Mall. It is filled with lots of high end shops and has lovely places to eat. I thoroughly enjoyed window shopping. We stopped and ateĀ a fancy baked potato and coffee while sitting at the balcony overlooking the shoppers on the other floors. One of the main features is its magnificent clock. Outside is a stature of Queen Victoria and a rather kitsch fountain that has a talking dog asking for money for charity.
The QVB site gives information about the building and the stores http://www.qvb.com.au/about-qvb/history-of-qvb
Wikipedia has more information. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Victoria_Building
This page has some information about the arms on the stained glass window. http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/Heritage/research/heraldry/qvb.htm
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