A highlight of the Central Business District (CBD( is the Queen Victoria Building (QVB). It’s one of those Victorian iron and glass structures that followed the first world’s fair at crystal palace. It was an architecture style that was used in railway stations and markets around the world. Here in Sydney this Victorian arcade is not made up of funky little shops but upscale boutiques. We enjoyed a cappuccino and scones. We ate overlooking a beautiful astrolabe, both different and similar from the one on the Amsterdam. It chimed on the hour.
Also in the CBD are the town hall and cathedral.
The CBD also hosts the wonderful State Theater, a beautifully restored theater. The lobby is open to all. To get inside you need to pay to see a show. We didn’t have time, although I was tempted.