Monday, January 4, 2010

Queen Victoria Building

Joan woke this morning feeling quite well, but that soon changed and nausea came back. At the moment she is feeling reasonable and relaxing with a book. She is an avid reader and even when feeling sick, I see a smile on her face as she enjoys her book.

I subscribe to Shorpy and get a daily dose of historic photographs, mainly of the U.S., going back over 100 years. This morning one of the pics was of the Cleveland Arcade taken in 1901 and later in 1966. It is a magnificent building remarkably like the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney. I guess it was an architectural style of the 1890s.

The QV Building in Sydney town is on four levels and very upmarket indeed. Luckily saved from the wreckers ball in the early 1960s.

Here is a link to more photos and information about the QV Building

I recommend Shorpy to anyone slightly interested in the is absolutely free and as the header says 'Always Something Interesting'.

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