Queen Victoria Building by Maggie Hegarty

1874 views @ 19/11/13.
Featured in the We Just Take Pictures group 10/10/10.
Featured in the Alphabet Soup group 30/10/11.
Top Ten in the “Inside Historic Places” challenge in the Weekly Themes group, November 2014.
Featured in the Weekly Themes group, November, 2014.

The Queen Victoria Building in George Street, Sydney was completed in 1898, survived a demolition order in the 1950s, and was refurbished under the guidance of the Heritage Council in 1984. It is now a very expensive shopping centre.

I always wanted to be an architect, but instead did several art degrees, taught in schools and universities around the world and retired a few years ago from the University of Melbourne where I was Head of Photography. My photographs are of things that interest me. My real love was medium format, black and white photography, but I have come to love my digital camera and the power of colour.

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  • Karen E Camilleri
    Karen E Camilleriover 4 years ago
    love the colour & textures, fabulous shot!
  • Thank you Karen ♥

    – Maggie Hegarty

  • lucin
    lucinover 4 years ago

    I love such shots of people from above. This is a gorgeous one! Thank heaven this place was saved! Thanks for sharing it.

  • Thanks Lucin, glad that you enjoyed it!

    – Maggie Hegarty

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your work has been featured in the group “We just take pictures!” – the group we named in honour of our members, who just happen to take pretty good pictures!

    Your work was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of artistic work we are looking for in this group.

    Thanks for keeping the quality so high and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent work to this group.

  • Thank you very much for the feature Graham, much appreciated.

    – Maggie Hegarty

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 4 years ago

    wow magnificent!

  • Thank you for the lovely comment LisaBeth.

    – Maggie Hegarty

  • John Linton
    John Lintonover 4 years ago

    Wonder…full. I’ve been there (twice) and was unable to capture a shot as great as this one.

  • Thank you, it was handheld and shot on film, so I was pleased with the result.

    – Maggie Hegarty

  • Naomi Duff
    Naomi Duffover 4 years ago

    This is great

  • Many thanks :-))

    – Maggie Hegarty

  • EvalineMerlin
    EvalineMerlinover 4 years ago

    Beautiful view and capture!

  • Thank you so much Evaline!

    – Maggie Hegarty

  • Judith Hayes
    Judith Hayesabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you very much for the banner Judith!

    – Maggie Hegarty

  • Bevlea Ross
    Bevlea Rossover 3 years ago

    Don’t forget to enter the best of “Q” challenge Here

    Entries close in four days, and then voting will run for three days.

    Lovely image, well done!
    From your hosts of Alphabet Soup Bevlea Ross and Melissa

  • WOW! Thank you so much for featuring this image bevlea.

    – Maggie Hegarty

  • Emilie Trammell
    Emilie Trammellover 3 years ago

  • Thank you for the banner Emilie.

    – Maggie Hegarty

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