Central Business District -CBD, Sydney

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    Inside the GPO / Westin Hotel

    by globetrott Updated Oct 28, 2014

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    Inside the GPO / Westin Hotel

    The Westin Hotel was built inside the building of the General Post Office / GPO and it is well worth it to take a look inside the giant hall in order to take a closer look at the great architecture of the building that was built at the end of the 19th century in the so-called Venecian Renaissance-style by the architect James Barnet.
    These halls are very wide and obviously the hotel-staff is used to tourists coming in just in order to take a look at the great architecture, so dont hesitate to get inside !
    There is also a nice cafe and Restaurant under the glassroof of the building.

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    General Post Office

    by globetrott Updated Oct 28, 2014

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    General Post Office

    The General Post Office / GPO is a very large building in the very centre of Sydney and it was built in the style of Venecian Renaissance with long arcades along the building. The General Post Office was built by the architect James Barnet on Martin Square between 1885 and 1887. You will see various great sculptures in the facade like coat of arms, but also kangurus, oistrich and many more symbols for Australia.
    Already in 1888 a part of the building was used by a Hotel and nowadays the building is mostly used by a luxury-hotel, the Westin Hotel and except for a large Mailbox I did not find any postoffice there, but the building obviously has kept the name of it.

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    Expensive - Bring Credit Card

    by fred98115 Written Jun 17, 2014

    Sydney is expensive. Breakfast, for example, was 35 Australian Dollars in the Swissotel. Later, we learned that the minimum wage is 18 dollars per hour, a reflection of the expenses associated with importing goods over long distances. That's the bad news for the tourist. The good news - photographers there are 'cityscapes' galore just itching to be shot. Bring zoom lens and leave the tripod at home.

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    Ten Pin Bowling in CBD

    by cybergenic Written Oct 18, 2007

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    A brand new ten pin bowling facility has just opened in Darling Harbour.
    It's called Kingpin.
    A great place to go before hitting the clubs.
    The emphasis is really about comfort and style.
    There are lots of bars and big comfy leather loungues.

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    Step 9: Walk through the CBD

    by Maximilian21 Written Mar 13, 2005

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    I then walk back towards the city , through the central business district towards the Botanical gardens again.
    The CBD is about as busy as any other in the world and also provides for some great shopping.

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    CBD

    by martin_nl Updated Nov 21, 2004

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    The Central Business District or CBD is a pretty big place in Sydney. You could also call this the city centre. In the north it borders Circular Quay, on the west the Bradly Highway and Sussex Street all the way to the Sydnety Central Railway Station and in the east Hyde Park and the Botanic Gardens. This is roughly taken of course. It's a great place to walk and there is so much to see and do, you'll never get bored. There are many restaurants, zillions of shops, parks, fountains, museums, the AMP tower and of course all the other sights.

    The area is very busy on business days at the typical hours around 9am, lunch time and 5pm. In the weekend it is almost deserted unless you walk in the shopping streets. CBD is a great place for cheap food, because you'll find food courts everywhere selling Asian, Italian, American and other food. At the end of the afternoon you can get discounts of 50%!!

    If you want to see some nights shots of the CBD take a look at my Sydney CBD by night travelogue.

    CBD on a rainy day

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    CBD

    by dragontml Updated Dec 8, 2003

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    the central business district (CBD) is filled with things to do and see. The city's underground railway makes it easy to get around, with shopping, restaurants, cafe's, lots of attractions and sightseeing.

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