The Queen Victoria Building. York Street, Sydney

A long building made of sandstone stretches into the distance, topped with copper domes that have aged to green. The ground floor is all windows beneath a light and graceful awning. Above this are many ornate arched facades rising two storeys, bisected by horizontal stone bands that separate the lower, tall, rectangular windows from the shorter arched windows above. The wall continues above these with bands of high and low relief, rising to a separate tier supporting the towers topped by copper domes. Tall, modern buildings rise in the background against a bright blue sky.