It’s Christmas evening in Australia and the big day is over for another year. Here are a few photos taken around the Sydney CBD in the weeks leading up to Christmas. The Queen Victoria Building (QVB) which is a converted shopping mall had an enormous Christmas tree decorated in Swarovski crystal ornaments. Very beautiful and complemented so nicely with the stained glass dome above.
The building itself is designed in Romanesque Revival style and was finished in 1898. George McRae was the architect. The central dome where the Christmas tree was displayed in made of stained glass inside and a copper coated exterior.
Martin Place is famous for its large outdoor Christmas tree, although the decorations have been the same for a few years running now. Martin Place was opened just before the Queen Victoria Building. Martin Place houses many old corporate buildings mainly in Romanesque and Art-Deco style with the towering exception being the modernist MLC Centre at 228m high. Many of which will feature on this blog in the new year.
Seasons Greetings and all the best for 2011 to everyone who finds this blog post in their travels on the internet.