This post is part of a photographic series featuring how the city of Sydney has been impacted by the CoViD-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak. I wandered through an almost empty QVB in the heart of Sydney.
At the time of writing, Sydney has not yet subject to a population lockdown (unlike other countries and cities) but residents are strongly advised to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary.
This series of posts show just how quiet the streets of Sydney and suburbs have become.
According to Wikipedia, the Queen Victoria Building (QVB) is a heritage-listed late-nineteenth-century building designed by the architect George McRae. Completed in 1898, the Romanesque Revival building was used for a variety of purposes, initially as a marketplace. It went into a long period of decay in the 20th century but was lovingly restored in the mid 1980s by a. consortium led by a Malaysian company Ipoh Bhd. I remember prior to its restoration it was a shabby eyesore with the street level populated by discount stores (much like Central Station today which is also overdue for a restoration).
I took the photos using a Panasonic GX9 and the 7-14mm f4 wide-angle lens.
Chris Tham is a co-founder of Visual Voyager Pty Ltd, the Principal Voigtländer Ambassador for Mainline Photographics and a Workshop Instructor for Mainline Photo Academy.
She brings over 35 years of experience as a photographer to her role, starting with a Yashica rangefinder belonging to her dad, joining the Photography Club in school, and developing her own photos.
More recently, Chris has been taking photos during her travels, and as a result has experienced some of the most interesting places in the world.
Chris focuses on nature, street, and urban architecture subjects in her photography.