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The Queen's Glass


When we were in Sydney, Australia, last year, we visited the QVB,
the Queen Victoria Building!

Can you imagine seeing this as you walk down the stairs from one level to the next!


The Queen's Glass


When we were in Sydney, Australia, last year, we visited the QVB,
the Queen Victoria Building!

Can you imagine seeing this as you walk down the stairs from one level to the next!


comments (50)

  • beth
  • United States
  • 13 May 2009, 00:38
Beautiful symmetry! Lovely!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Beth. Sometimes all you can do with an image is make it symmetrical!
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 13 May 2009, 00:46
Ahhhhh! What a wonderful assault to the senses. Perfectly cropped. I love it Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks you, dear and sweet Maria!
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 13 May 2009, 02:14
a beautiful structure and excellent use of these exquisite colors!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Liang. It sure smacks you in the face when you see it!
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 13 May 2009, 02:48
Wow... I wonder how you were able to capture this so perfectly.
This is really postcard perfect!
Ginnie Hart: It's almost point and shoot, Sidney! grin It was just there begging to be photographed.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • 13 May 2009, 02:50
It has a dizzying affect. I can't imagine walking on steps and trying to stare at it. You filled the frame so perfectly with it.
Ginnie Hart: Can you imagine working there??!! Thanks, Sherri. This is the post where I almost titled it "Through the Looking Glass." smile
  • Ian
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 May 2009, 02:50
Man, if I walked by that, I would probably dissolve like a vampire. smile Bloomin' impressive!
Ginnie Hart: Aha! So THAT'S what vampires do! grin Thanks, Ian.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 13 May 2009, 03:11
truly awesome, ginnie! you've captured this perfectly! the balance, symmetry, colors, clarity.. everything looks really awesome! great work! grin
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rian. It was a real beauty.
Beautiful symmetry and colours. Quite the image...love it!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, BC. It was bigger than life!
  • Bob
  • United States
  • 13 May 2009, 04:50
Why wasn't this posted sooner...it is stunning!
Ginnie Hart: If you saw how many images I have in my archives, Bob, you'd know why! smile Thanks. BTW, did your camera arrive yesterday????
  • Picturit
  • Netherlands
  • 13 May 2009, 05:18
Ik moet wel lachen om de reacties.....deze heb je inderdaad 'tot het laatst' bewaard.
The symmetry IS fabulous, I keep looking at the stained glass, an amazing piece of art, I think Mary will love this one too.
Both you and the artist did an outstanding job.
De kleuren zijn prachtig.
IHVJ
Ginnie Hart: HA! I think you have seen how many images I have in my archives, MLMA. Sometimes they just fall between the cracks. And then when I get on an Australia kick again, I find them. smile Ontzettend bedankt.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 13 May 2009, 05:31
Fantastic, I must visit Sydney on my next hols.
Ginnie Hart: I hope you give yourself at least a week, Aussie!
Yes but didnt have a camera with mesad Great shot.
Ginnie Hart: I bet you felt naked, Nigel! smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 13 May 2009, 08:00
The glass is spectacular and perfectly cropped
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tony.
Amazing perspective - it's quite deceptive as first of all you get the impression that you are looking at it straight on! It does look like a peacock's tail.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: I would have been halfway down to get it straight on, Ingrid, so you're very right. I think I stood at the top of the stairs before starting down when I captured this.
Superbly captured Ginnie. A wonderful perspective!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard. Merci.
Superb picture Ginnie...It is a wonderful Victorian building and I make no secret of the fact that I love Victorian buildings!
Ginnie Hart: A lot of us like Victorian buildings, Bill, so you're in good company!
awesome shot... great symmetry
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 13 May 2009, 11:30
Impressive
Ginnie Hart: It really was, Vintage! Thanks.
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 May 2009, 12:53
love the composition on this Ginnie, very very attractive image. mal
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
I love the detail and the color.
Ginnie Hart: It really was stunning, Christopher. Thank you.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 13 May 2009, 14:57
Perfectly framed and very very beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: It was a sight to behold, Frida. Thank you.
no, I cannot imagine it! How fascinating all the details are!
Ginnie Hart: It really was beautiful, OSB! Thanks.
stunning. A difficult customer a piece of stained glass.
Ginnie Hart: I wonder if she's ever seen it up close and personal like this? smile Thanks, Darren.
Super composition. Caroline is right. It does look like a peacock.
Ginnie Hart: Now I'll never look at this again without seeing a peacock, Michael. grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 May 2009, 17:07
This are the modern cathedrals of consumption, I can only agree with all the comments: an amazing photo, wonderfully balanced and framed, of an impressive building! It must be a pleasure to go shopping there- at least with the eyes a nd the nose!
Ginnie Hart: We didn't buy one thing, Philine...but had to visit just to see the opulence! It all was quite amazing! Danke!
  • Magnus
  • Norway
  • 13 May 2009, 18:07
you have managed to capture all the colors in the windows, beautiful and i like the symmetry
Ginnie Hart: It was a fun shot, Magnus. Thanks.
Magnificent shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Janet!
As soon as I saw this Ginnie, I said this is a Wow image. Truly amazing intricate design and details that you captured with absolute sharpness and clarity. What a fascinating building with such beautiful stained glass. Breathtaking photo!
Ginnie Hart: You are too kind, John. You would have had a heyday there!
Goodness I can't imagine that something like this actually exists ...wow! richard
Ginnie Hart: I know, Richard...especially in a "department" store!
Beautiful stained glass Ginnie and I really like how you've framed it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bernie.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 May 2009, 00:24
Your image has about the same stunning power as the actual window, Ginnie...brilliant work!
Ginnie Hart: Flattery will get you 'about' anywhere, Ray, but thank you anyway! smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 14 May 2009, 01:50
WOW! This is absolutely gorgeous. PERFECT..in every which way!!!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Marcie. Thank you.
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 14 May 2009, 06:54
OMG its so ornate! Its beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: I can't imagine this in a department store, Brian, can you??!
  • rags
  • United States
  • 14 May 2009, 07:17
Amazing looking place.
Ginnie Hart: It was, it is, Kanyi!
symétrie parfaite... pureté des formes et de la lumière
Ginnie Hart: I guess that's why we love stained glass, O-P. Thanks.
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 14 May 2009, 09:37
I know this building, as I walked it a lot as a young polcieman in Sydney (so many years ago).

You captured it well and brought back some nice memories. Well done and thanks Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: So glad for the nice memories, Brian. Sydney is such a great city! Thanks and you're welcome.
  • DrAW!
  • United States
  • 14 May 2009, 09:46
beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, thank you, thank you!
This is magnificent.
Ginnie Hart: You would be in awe of it, Chad. Thanks.
  • Red Pen
  • United States
  • 14 May 2009, 18:22
It's so colorful and detailed, and I really like the composition of the shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Red Pen. It's always good to see you! smile
This rates as one of the best ever images I have seen so far from you Ginnie, and what wonderful work by the craftsmen who made it.
Ginnie Hart: Oh my, Brian. It always amazes me what others think of as the "best." I'm deeply humbled. Thank you.
What a pleasure to the sight!
Ginnie Hart: It was a real privilege to see it, Albert!
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 14 May 2009, 22:35
Ginnie, brilliant .. amazing contrasts and lightning .. well done!!
Ginnie Hart: Danke, kind sir!
  • Andy
  • United States
  • 14 May 2009, 23:18
Wow incredible structure. Love the composition and colors in this shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Andy.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 May 2009, 00:37
Very crisp capture - these kind of windows can be so easily over/under exposed. Great work.
Ginnie Hart: I guess I was lucky that day, Louis. It probably was raining. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 16 May 2009, 22:03
...now I can, thanks to you! smile
Ginnie Hart: smile Any time, Lina. smile
Wonderful picture, you did so well with framing and composition !
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh, merci, Zeb! You're such a sweetheart.
Fantastic composition. Stunning shot.
Ginnie Hart: You are REALLY making my day, Ade. You have humbled me! Thank you.
  • sylvia
  • United States
  • 3 Jun 2009, 22:46
Gorgeous. Well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sylvia!
  • yvonne
  • United States
  • 10 Feb 2010, 13:47
Amazing color and workmanship in the stain glass. It must be so beautiful in real life
Ginnie Hart: It took my breath away when I started walking down the stairs, Yvonne. Thanks for backtracking. smile
  • Peter
  • United States
  • 15 Oct 2010, 07:31
Great perspective! I love stained glass, especially when joined with the architecture.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Peter. This place is famous in Sydney and you can see why!

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