Sunday, June 22, 2008

Queen Victoria Building.

We left Sydney Fish Market by tram, and headed for Darling Harbour. Oowh... by then my stomach was already totally full! I could hardly breathe and walk!:P

So from there, we walked to a few popular places and malls until we ended up at our hotel for our prayers and rest. We went on a night cruise on the Parramatta river!

Among the many malls, Queen Victoria Building (QVB) is still my favourite in Sydney. Owwh, I read on a board somewhere on the 3rd floor that the renovation and modernization they were carrying out on the building, some parts of the building will be painted in blue. What??? Blue?? err.... Btw, the coffee at QVB's JET Sydney cafe was really great! *kembung kopi

Image hosting by Imageshack.us Darling Harbour by the Cockle Bay.

Image hosting by Imageshack.us Sydney Tower. Both En Arip and I have gone up there during our previous trip, so we decided to not bother on this trip. *pic taken by Me.

Image hosting by Imageshack.us Sydney Tower. *pic taken by En. Arip.

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Image hosting by Imageshack.us I just love the tone of this pic; the brown and blue stripes of En Arip's shirt blended well with the surroundings..

Image hosting by Imageshack.us While En. Arip was taking this shot, another homeless man yelled out at me; " Smile!!! You're in Sydney!!" Oowhh I bumped into two friendly homlessmen in a single day... seem they were really proud of their city so much!

Image hosting by Imageshack.us The York Street side of the QVB...

Image hosting by Imageshack.us The front of the QVB, facing the Sydney Town Hall - the other fabulous building around...

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The grand matriach of British monarchy, Queen Victoria. If you think she looked rather sulky, that's because she went into depressed mode after her Albert died. Albert was her husband, not her dog huhu :P

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Image hosting by Imageshack.us Another En Arip's coffee rendezvous... But JET Cafe really knows how to pull a nice, slicky shot!

Image hosting by Imageshack.us Coffee again, Yummy

Image hosting by Imageshack.us Big yum!

Image hosting by Imageshack.us *errr kat pic ni br perasan bibir cawan tu mcm comot LOL

Image hosting by Imageshack.us Cup Cakes! Pastry for tea was from the QV Bar Cafe inside the building. Their cream puffs were the best in the world! Creamy and smooth... or simply "Orgasmic!", as En Arip puts it...

Image hosting by Imageshack.us Really luv the coffee they served here... luv the surroundings, too...

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The lovely Sydney Town Hall building in the back... I am amazed at how well they have preserved this building.

Image hosting by Imageshack.us The majestic Queen Victoria Building... We came back the next evening ;)

Image hosting by Imageshack.us En Arip filming the nice evening buzz...

Image hosting by Imageshack.us The interior. Noticed the "Ipoh Limited" on the clock? Yeah the last restoration in 1997 had been done by a Malaysian Company : Ipoh Garden Berhad, or IGB.

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Image hosting by Imageshack.us Little florist shop on the ground level...nice...

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Below is a short clip I've taken from En Arip's DVDcam. Take note of the Royal Automata Clock (turret clock)...




Following the hourly Westminster chimes, the clock displays a moving Royal Pageant, showing six famous events from the pages of British history, namely King Henry's reign, King John signing the Magna Carta, and the knighting of Sir Francis Drake...

20 Comments:

At 9:37 PM, Blogger zackzara said...

Wahh..indahnya bumi kangaroo!

ps: Angle di ambil sungguh mencabar tengkuk saya! LOL

 
At 9:59 PM, Blogger Malim said...

wow bump to bump! nice pic.... the centre dome of the QVB pun cantik jugak with a greenish and turquoise shade.... u lucky lah datang Sydney time cuaca elok.. my next trip kena buat skywalk and bridge walk...rugilah tak buat hari tu

 
At 9:05 AM, Blogger KaSiH said...

CANTIK2 SEMUANYA!!

 
At 9:34 AM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi Zara~ haha kalau tgk dah sakit tengkuk, yg mengambilnya aritu lagilah mcm nak patah tengkuk! haha

 
At 9:50 AM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi Malim, thnx! tulah nasib cuaca cun je masa i pegi.. i sengaja tak nak buat bridgewalk tu, supaya ada alasan nak dtg lagi he he

 
At 9:51 AM, Blogger wahdi said...

Thnx Kasih, mcm u jugak ;)

 
At 10:25 AM, Blogger Gingseng4desoul said...

Ahh haa kan? I never noticed the Ipoh Ltt label. Kan best, kalau I boleh terbang larik pi sana hari ni jugak??? Haaiiiihhh....

 
At 10:42 AM, Blogger Bernard said...

Wht's da name for the kopi u labeled "Big yum!"? Mocha ke? Terasa nk ke strbx esok...

I wished all heritage buildings in Malaysia could be as well maintained as the QVB...and the first place to start is Penang.

 
At 11:10 AM, Blogger Chen said...

hi wahdi! did u wear any batik while u were in australia?

 
At 11:43 AM, Blogger wahdi said...

Ginseng- hahaha u ada sayap meh mau terbang huhu

 
At 11:45 AM, Blogger wahdi said...

Benard - i forgot oledi the name ;)but definately sooo yummy!!
Btw, En Arip ordered for me, i'll ask him later ;)

 
At 11:49 AM, Blogger wahdi said...

Chen - huhu i don't have any 'baju batik" ever in my wardrobe! can pinjam ur ones meh next time?

 
At 12:59 PM, Blogger Rush Murad said...

those fantastic pics reminds me of my travel n 'cikcur' time in Sydney..... such a great place indeed!... QVB, errmmm i bought lot of silverware kat dalam kedai yg di ground/lower grd floor tuuu... murah gilerrr...

 
At 1:16 PM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi Rush, hahah Cikcur? Opsss yeah i've visited the shop and bought something , murah byk pilihan! ;)

 
At 10:49 PM, Blogger ubisetela said...

*1st time here*

OMG, your Sydney photos made me want to knock my head on my desk! I bought cheap tickets to Sydney, but have to let it burn coz I will not be able to go... and cheap tickets mean no change of date. T_T

was that big yum a Vienna or Affogato?

 
At 9:01 AM, Blogger wahdi said...

ubistela- hello there... welcome to my blog. nah i just luv photography so much!. ;)
owh u must visit Sydney next time!

That big yum was a Mocha :)

 
At 6:28 PM, Blogger Banyak Songeh said...

Makan hati okay tengok gegambar kat sini.

Jeles. Jeles. Jeles. Jeles. Jeles. Jeles x 1,000,000.

WAHDI!!! *cries*

 
At 10:16 AM, Blogger ezrazlin said...

wow satu2 nyer entry makan that i can say as i like it haha! cupcakes..!

wahdi..meh tapau post kat 5 ketul antar kat umah aku haha!

 
At 10:57 AM, Blogger wahdi said...

Hi Nad! hehehehe makan hati eh? ala jgn ler nanges meh i lap kan air mata huhuhu

 
At 10:58 AM, Blogger wahdi said...

Ezra - Alo bro hang punya cupcakes kasi wat besar size tu agak2 leh tak? aku try carrot cupcakes depa, perghh mantap ! ;)

 

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