In the heart of Sydney’s central business district (or “CBD”, as it is known here), lies this sensuous 19th century shopping centre. Queen Victoria Building’s interior design is wonderfully lush and romantic, just look at its lifts:
I had originally gone to buy ink for my fountain pen, but spent longer than expected looking at everything the place has to offer. From Aboriginal art galleries,
to a Viennese cafe, Klimt reproductions on the walls and Sacher torte included.
There’s also an abundance of jewelry shops – look at the size of the Australian baroque pearls of this necklace oh la la!
And believe it or not, there’s a shop that specialises in tin soldiers!
However, my biggest surprise came when I saw a Metropolitan Museum shop! With classic gifts and merchandising one would buy in New York, this shop was fully stocked.