13 May 2016
We decided to do some souvenir shopping Saturday and went by train to the Queen Victoria Building in downtown Sydney, which Ilene really wanted to see. On the left you the exterior. It is a large older building that has been restored and turned into an upscale shopping mall. Vaughn and Christie had first mentioned it to us over a year ago when they visited. When you exit the train at Town Hall, you come right up into the mall.
We looked in several of the shops but things were a bit too pricey for our liking. We did buy one greeting card. It was fun to see the building though. The top floor has several restaurants and seating is along the railing with the nice view down into the mall. We saw some meals served on beautiful patterned china. The stained glass windows are stunning.
This beautiful dome is in the centre of the mall. The spiral staircase at left is going up to the dome.
This amazing clock is one of features in the mall. It includes the day of the month, the day of the week, and the month of the year and more.
On the left you can see that we were there Saturday, 14 May. In the picture on the right you can see the skylights on the top floor.
We were looking for some simple souvenirs since we had yet to buy any. We went on out and walked down George Street stopping in the Apple Store. We soon came to some specialty souvenir shops and got a boomerang and a tie with aboriginal designs and some other typical stuff. Here we are ready to get back on the train at Martin Place. We walked there because the train goes straight to Mortdale with no need to change train lines. It was another beautiful day.