2nd in my 3-part Sydney post. In case you missed part 1, click for Sydney Icons.
The Rocks is a cool area of Sydney right by the harbour. It has cool cobblestone and funky restaurants tucked into laneways. On Saturdays, The Rocks hosts an outdoor market that, while mostly outside of my budget, was beautiful and fun to walk through nonetheless. There are dozens of stalls set up selling cool varieties of homemade jewellery and crafts. Around the next corner, the craft stalls turn to food and luxury street meats are served up to eager pedestrians. Alongside all of this is live music and great views of the harbour.
Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
The QVB is located on George St., one of Sydney’s biggest shopping areas. Some areas are pretty extravagent (hosting labels like Chanel & Louis Vuitton) while others are a bit more budget conscious. One part of this area is completely pedestrian friendly and shoppers take over running from big name brand retailers to tiny boutiques stuffed into laneways. The QVB is at the centre of it all. Apparently, it’s designed based on shopping hierarchy: the most expensive stores are on the top floor while the more discounted stores are at the bottom. So, I didn’t go beyond the first floor. But I did find a great deal on a new purse, really yummy sushi and a very cute German bakery!