Queen Victoria Building, Sydney
452-456 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Right now you can see the Queen Victoria Building - one of Sydney's most beautiful buildings and shopping centers in the world. It was built in 1898, designed by George MakReyya, but its current name structure received only in 1918. Prior to that, in this place since 1810 housed a grocery market Sydney. Building dimensions of 190 meters long and 30 meters wide, so it is completely occupies one quarter. The dominant design element of the Queen Victoria Building - the central dome, consisting of an inner glass dome and the outer copper. Beautiful stained glass windows, original staircase nineteenth century, one of the ten most beautiful staircases of the world, and the magnificent architecture designed in the same style throughout the building. The building has two pairs hours. Some were brought from England. Every hour they show scenes from royal life. Second clock - Big Australian Clock in 33 pictures tell the story of the colonists and the natives of Australia.. Before the building, near the entrance to the Royal Well Wishes co beloved dog sculpture of Queen and Queen Victoria statue itself. Queen Victoria Building, originally conceived as a shopping center, and later used for various purposes. Today the building serves its original role of the shopping center, which houses more than 190 shops..