Since this is my 1,000th post, I would like to share one of my favourite events, the Vivid Sydney.
Vivid Sydney is Sydney's 3-week celebration of light, music and ideas. It is a way to promote art and encourage people to come out and enjoy the sights and sounds of Sydney during winter time. Every year, more and more people come to see Vivid Sydney. Even tourists visit the city just to see this.
Vivid Sydney has become a tradition for us. Since 2009, we've been coming to see this event so we can enjoy the city at night and revel in art. This year, we went twice. We had a bit of disappointment with the Lighting of the Sails (Sydney Opera House) because we found it a bit "un-vivid" and boring. However, the light projections on Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Customs House and Argyle Street Tunnel were stunning. There were over 50 interactive and immersive light art sculptures all around Circular Quay and The Rocks area which we enjoyed too.
The light projections on Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA).
The light projections on Customs House.
Light installations in Circular Quay and The Rocks.
This light installation lights up in some areas when you place your hands on a platform.
This reminds me of an onion.
This one's a friend from the sea.
A giant Tic Tac Toe.
Hop Skotch, anyone?
I'm fascinated with lights. I remember when I travelled to Dubai and arrived at one o'clock in the morning, I looked out the window and saw sooooo many lights from above (Me: OMG! Ang daming ilaw!!! I want to live here!). I thought it was such a great welcome. That's why I love Vivid Sydney--it's about lights! I'm grateful that the Husband took photos of how much I enjoyed this show.
The Enough Ropelight (by Brian Thomson) installation above me.
Gelato on a winter's night, anyone? Australia is ice cream country. Other than our passion for coffee and good food, we love our ice cream so much, the city is surrounded by ice cream shops. People wait patiently just to grab a cone or two of ice cream even on a cold night.
I had to get on this platform (which I think was for kids) so I could get the attention of the staff. That's what you call determination.
The last leg of our Vivid Sydney adventure was at Argyle Street. This one's called Light Breezers, a playful light show of colour and fabric.
It changed colours every few minutes.
The prettiest light installation was at the tunnel in Argyle Street. This one's called Argyle in Bloom. I call this my Spring in Winter.
Vivid Sydney 2009 - Sydney Opera House in a Spectacle of Colours
Vivid Sydney 2010 - Lighting of the Sails of the Opera House, Macquarie Visions
Vivid Sydney 2011 - Lights Up, Sydney!