Sydney Travel

RELIGION. I. in Sydney: St. Andrew’s Cathedral (Anglican), George Street; St. Mary’s Cathedral (Roman Catholic), College Street; St. Stephen’s (Presbyterian), Macquarie Street; Wesley Chapel (Methodist), Castlereagh Street; Central Baptist Church, George Street; First Church of Christ Scientist, Forbes and Liverpool Streets; the Great Synagogue, Elizabeth Street.

In Melbourne: St. Paul’s Cathedral (Church of England), Swanston and Flinders Streets; Baptist Church, Collins Street; Christian Science, St. Kilda, Kilda Road and Dorcas Street; Congregational, Latrobe Street; Jewish Synagogue, Toorak Road, South Yarra; Lutheran, 22 Parliament Place; Wesley Church (Methodist), 148 Lonsdale Street; Scots Church (Presbyterian), Collins and Russell Streets; St. Patrick’s Cathedral (Roman Catholic), East Melbourne.

RESTAURANTS: Luncheon and dinner hour are early by our standards. Some restaurants are licensed to sell hard liquor only until 10:00 p.m. So if you want to sit around all evening, pick your spot. Among the good places to eat in Sydney are the Caprice on the pier at Rose Bay; Pruniers and Pruniers After Nine, both at Double Bay; Romano’s and Prince’s, which have good food and smart clientele; the Nanking is in Chinatown and specializes in true Chinese foods. The Elizabethan Inn, also in King’s Cross, is just what it sounds like, a Tudorish sort of place which has an old English air about it; and the Cahill chain is reasonable and good.

In Melbourne, the best restaurants are Molina’s, Bourke and Spring Streets; Florentino (Italian), Bourke Street; Astoria (Continental), Collins Place; the Oxford Hotel, Swanston Street and the Ritz (Continental), Lonsdale Street. Hotel Australia, Claridge’s and Mario’s, dinner dancing nightly; Sunday night is well known at Mario’s, when both waiters and professional artists appear in the floor show; Italian and French specialties here. Maxim’s features international cuisine. Two medium-priced restaurants are the Russell Collins, corner of Russell and Collins Street, known for its floral decorations, and Droussou’s, 243 Lonsdale Street, a cozy little Continental restaurant.

Dinner dancing nightly at 10:30 at Menzies, the Australia, Chevron, Mario’s and Oriental, to 2 a.m. at Claridges, Blue Derby and the Troika; Friday and Saturday to 10:30 at Savoy Plaza, Federal and Scotts. v ,

SHOPS AND STORES: jn Sydney, House of Curzon on Pitt Street features latest fashions from overseas; the Continental Bag Imperial Arcade, specializes in made-to-order lizard and crocodile bags and shoes; House of Prouds for opals, for which they are famous. For woolens and blankets, shop at David Jones, Ltd., Elizabeth Street, well known as DJ.’s, which displays a fine array of both imported and local products and specializes in tweed clothing. Farmer and Co., George Street, caters to the well-dressed man. Grace Brothers of Broadway is one of the largest department stores.

Melbourne is well supplied with excellent shops and stores, the Myer Emporium being the biggest and most modern, which compares favorably with large American establishments. Georges, Collins Street, is a top woman’s specialty store and rates high by any standards. This store carries large stocks of imported and local goods. There are many other stores, including Buckley and Nunn, Hicks Atkinson. Henry Buck Pty. Ltd., a first-class man’s shop. In addition, there are lots of interesting, small shops in Melbourne’s numerous arcades. Goods are not expensive.

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