Today we are visiting Queen Victoria. Well, not quite, for that we would have to travel back in time. I’m visiting the Queen Victoria Building (QVB as it is fondly named) in CBD (Central Business District), Sydney.
And here she is presiding over her domain.
It’s an upscale mall. Most well-known international and the best local designers are here. I dare not enter any of the shops though. I am already having enough problems with the prices of regular things. Don’t want to think how high the prices in these stores are. Besides, I have a knack to pick out the most expensive item in any store I go into.
So I concentrate on the patterns and burst of colors as I go on the escalator.
Unfortunately I do not bring my good camera and capture these images on my small pocket one. I have a small purse and high heels on today for we are going to the theater to see Legally Blonde and maybe to the casino.
We drive to Darling Harbour, another busy, bustling shopping center that has a marina. It is a harbor after all.
The Star Casino is the only casino in Sydney right now and is where the Sydney Lyric Theater resides. We are a bit early so we walk around.
We walk around for about an hour before going into the theater. Though not exactly embraced very enthusiastically on Broadway it did have good reviews out of which I like Variety’s the best: “It may not be bulging with subtext or boast a score for the ages, but this pinksapoppin funhouse delivers exactly what it promises.” Click here to read a review of the Sydney ensemble of Legally Blonde. You come out smiling and that is good enough for me.
Of course, though I can’t hear the hypnotic song of the slot machines, I know they are there and they pull me in as mermaids seduce sailors with their songs. Hopefully it will not have the same end result on me. I am happy to report that although I did not win much I left the casino with a bit more money than I went in with. I may go on a supermarket spree tomorrow with it!