QVB...The Queen...Got 2 Featured Works

Kornrawiee

Bangkok, Thailand

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Elegance, she is…

Since first opening in 1898, the QVB has had a mercurial history. Designed by George McRae, it replaced the original Sydney Markets and was named to honour the monarch’s Diamond Jubilee. Elaborate Romanesque architecture was chosen for the grand building, which housed a concert hall, coffee shops, showrooms, warehouses and a wide variety of tradespeople.

Over many decades, the concert hall became the city library, offices proliferated and many tenants moved in.

Drastic Art Deco ‘remodelling’ occurred during the 1930s to accommodate the main occupant – Sydney City Council. From 1959 to 1971, the QVB faced near-demolition.

A massive restoration project was given the green light and, in 1982, Ipoh Garden was awarded the restoration project and a 99-year lease. The fully restored Queen Victoria Building reopened her doors to Sydneysiders and visitors alike in 1986. A major refurbishment in 2009 restored her even further.

Today the QVB stands in all her glory, testimony to the original vision for the building and the superb craftsmanship of the artisans who put it all back together again.

I have captured her today in the afternoon by Nikon D90.
Edited by Aperture version 3.2 on Mac Pro

Sydney NSW Australia

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1. http://www.redbubble.com/groups/which-way/featu... March 9, 2012 Thank you:)

2. http://www.redbubble.com/groups/sydneys-guide-t... March 2012 Thank you:)

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