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    QVB

    by martin_nl Updated Nov 4, 2004

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    The QVB

    The Queen Victoria Building, or QVB as referred to by the locals, takes up an entire city block and is completely filled with about 190 shops. All sorts of shops like clothing, jewellery, shoes, art, hairdresser etc. are presented. There are also loads of places where you can have a classy - read expensive - sandwich. However the lower ground level of the QVB is connected to the Myer department store and there you will find a superb foodcourt with cheap food of all sorts.

    When you visit the QVB make sure you go to the top level where you can find Peter Lik's Gallery. You'll be amazed by his photography. Prices are quite steep, but if you want to have a souvenir like this, this is the best place to go.

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    Queen Victoria Building

    by seagoingJLW Written Aug 27, 2003

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    Queen Victoria Building

    Visit the Queen Victoria Building with its upscale mall in this 1898 Byzantine building. It replaced the original Sydney Markets, then became a concert hall. Eventually it became the City Library.

    It was remodelled in the 1930s and used for varied purposes. In 1984 it was completely refurbished as a shopping center with more than 200 shops.

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    Queen Victoria Building

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Aug 25, 2003

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    Queen Victoria Building..

    This outstanding building occupies an entire city block. It was built in 1898 to replace the original Sydney Markets.
    Later, it accommodated a concert hall, which eventually became the City Library.
    In 1984 it was completely refurbished as a shopping centre, with more than 200 shops.
    The renovations were done by the Malaysian company Ipoh Garden Berhad.
    The turn of the century charm of this building was successfully retained.

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    The Queen Victoria Building

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 5, 2003

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    The Queen Victoria Building often called the QVB. It’s a great example of what foresight can do. The ornate sandstone building is topped with three large copper-clad domes and was built originally as a produce market. The market was moved to The Haymarket (Paddy's Market) in Chinatown (Hay Street) and around 1930, the QVB was turned into offices. It eventually fell into disrepair and stood empty for several years facing demolition because of the prime land it sat on.

    A Malaysian company gutted the building and tuned the interior into the interior into four above-ground floors and a basement of boutiques and restaurants. A fabulous building to visit.

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    Queen Victoria Statue

    by Canadienne Updated Mar 31, 2003

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    Queen Victoria Statue

    While you're admiring the Queen Victoria Building, you'll notice this statue at one end (Southern, I think). The statue originally stood in front of the Irish Parliament, but was removed in 1947. . .it disappeared and was eventually located in a small Irish town in the early 80's.

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    Queen Victoria Building

    by Canadienne Updated Mar 31, 2003

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    Queen Victoria Building, Sydney

    Today, the QVB is a mall ~ filled with fairly upscale shops and boutiques. I don't recommend it for that reason, but for the beautiful exterior architecture. There are over 20 copper domes topping the building. . .a peek inside is worthwhile as well, as the glass-sectioned ceiling lets in light.

    The building takes up a full city block and it was originally a produce market. A great deal of money was spent on saving the building in the early 1980s and it re-opened as a shopping centre later in that decade.

    Sydney's outdoors are so beautiful ~ be careful not to get sucked into shopping. . .a quick detour through the building is all that is necessary.

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    Queen Victoria Building (QVB) - interior

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Queen Victoria Building "the most beautiful shopping centre in the world". Known as the QVB, this is a ritzy and expensive place to shop, but an absolutely beautiful building inside and out. Houses over 200 specialty stores.

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    Go window shopping (or spend...

    by jrs1234 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Go window shopping (or spend money if you wish) in the Queen Victoria Building (near the Town Hall). It's amazing inside, and it's pretty neat outside too... Next door to it (and linked by an underground walkway) is Town Hall Station, a very handy place to catch your train if you're heading to the suburbs.

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    Visit the Queen Victoria...

    by KiwiDi Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Visit the Queen Victoria Building (or 'QVB' as its known to Sydneysiders). It is a 1890's emporium with stained glass windows, mosaic tiled floors, sweeping staircases, iron-wrought balconies and grand central dome. There are over 200 stores inside, mostly boutique shops... but it is just gorgeous to have a stroll around and admire the architecture. At Xmas there is a huge Xmas tree that pokes up through 4 floors!

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    Queen Victoria Building...

    by schmoopy Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Queen Victoria Building Shopping
    Awesome place to shop, especially if you are made of money. If you are like me, you probably can't afford too much of what is offered at the Queen Vic, but the building is so beautiful, it is a must see. Also fun to make the Versace shop keepers nervous!

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    the Queen Victroia Building

    by margaretvn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    the Queen Victroia Building

    Visit the shopping centre in the Queen Victroia Building. The beautiful old building has been well converted into a shopping centre. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas when we were there - the huge christmas tree was breathtaking.
    Queen Victoria Building. It is an ornate Romanesque building, which started life as a produce market. It was completed in 1898 and is dominated by a central copper dome and a glass roof which lets in a flood of natural light. The market closed after World War 1 and the building fell into disuse and was threatened with demolition. It opened again in 1986, after restoration, as a shopping gallery. There is a wishing well which incorporates a stone from Blarney castle, a sculpture of Islay, Queen Victoria’s dog and a statue of the Queen herself. The Royal clock in the QVB was designed in 1982 by N. Glasser and features part of Balmoral Castle above the four dials of Big Ben. Every hour a fanfare is played with a parade showing scenes from the lives of various English monarchs.

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    Queen Victoria Building Clock

    by kielorla Written May 13, 2004

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    Clock

    When you are inside the building, dont miss the clock hanging on the ceiling. This is a very beautiful clock, go to the second floor, you will have a better view of this magnificient clock

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    Queen Victoria Building

    by kielorla Written May 13, 2004
    Queen Victoria Building

    This building was built 1810, since then it has become a significant building in Sydney.

    For more insight history of this building, please go to the below website.

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    Statue of Queen Victoria

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Aug 23, 2003

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    Statue of Queen Victoria..

    The Statue of Queen Victoria is located at the front of the Q.V. Building. It is a lovely memorial to the Monarch.

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    Stained Glass Windows

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Aug 23, 2003

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    Stained Glass Arches..

    Beautiful Stained Glass Arches adorne the Queen Victoria Building, adding that something special to a spectacular piece of historical architecture.

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