The grand dome of the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney, Australia is pretty amazing all the time, but the star on top of the huge christmas tree here made it look even better.

I was going to save this one for later, but thought I should put it up while the christmas spirit is packed away in cardboard boxes for another year.

Australiana Challenges, Jan 2011.


australia, sydney, queen victoria building, architecture, old buildings, dome

Country born & bred but now located in Sydney, Australia.

I’m fascinated by the beauty of nature & in particular Australian native flowers & landscapes. I also love colour & anything unusual.
The Blue Mountains are my favourite spot at the moment.

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  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 3 years ago

    What a wonderful capture Michael. I agree, the dome (and the star) is very impressive. Love the colours in this!!

  • Thanks Sharon. There are heaps of great views in this historic gem of a building. Some of them really test your photographic ability.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture Michael. Everything works together perfectly.

  • Thanks Mike. I love the architecture of that place. They sure don’t make them like that anymore.

    – Michael Matthews

  • michellerena
    michellerenaover 3 years ago

    Wow, great capture Michael

  • Thanks Michelle.

    – Michael Matthews

  • TonyCrehan
    TonyCrehanover 3 years ago

    A greta capture Michael and very topical with the Christmas Tree Star. Tony

  • Thanks Tony.

    – Michael Matthews

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Lovely, Michael!

  • Thanks David. The rest of the building is pretty amazing as well.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Wonderful architecture, great star and an impressive image of the combination!

  • Thanks for the compliment Trish.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsover 3 years ago

    an awesome shot Michael, I love the colouring in this… well done!

  • Thanks Mark. I can’t believe I’ve been through here & not looked up through the dome before.

    – Michael Matthews

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture Michael

  • Thanks Kathy.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnover 3 years ago

    A great ‘Interiors’ photo Michael.

  • Thanks heaps for the feature Mike.

    – Michael Matthews

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