Queen Victoria Building, Sydney
During this trip to Sydney, we didn’t had much free time for shopping. The main shopping street in town is George street and walking along George street you will pass Chinatown, Woolworths and a few shopping malls. Queen Victoria Building is one of them and it is touted as the most beautiful shopping complex in town!
” The Queen Victoria Building, now affectionately known as the QVB, was designed by George McRae and completed in 1898, replacing the original Sydney markets on the site. Built as a monument to the long reigning monarch, construction took place in dire times, as Sydney was in a severe recession. The elaborate Romanesque architecture was specially planned for the grand building so the Government could employ many out-of-work craftsmen – stonemasons, plasterers, and stained window artists – in a worthwhile project. Originally, a concert hall, coffee shops, offices, showrooms, warehouses and a wide variety of tradespeople, such as tailors, mercers, hairdressers and florists, were accommodated. “
The picture is slanted! Haha. My excellent photography skills!
We popped by Queen Victoria Building (QVB) and thought the building was beautifully preserved. Sorry for the lack of good picture to show how it looks like from the outside.But here are some pictures I grabbed off the net to give you an idea.
We didn’t had much time for shopping as it was turning dark and we were hunting for dinner. I did however popped in to this Chocolate store – Haigh’s Chocolates – to grab some yummy chocolates for my mum! Haigh’s is a premium chocolate stores found in 1915 and is based in Adelaide with stores in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. We saw that it is popular among tourists and locals alike! I bought some for my mum and they were amazing! Smooth chocolate and fresh crunchy Macadamia nuts.