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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Vivid Festival in Sydney

This month, Sydney is lit up for the VIVID FESTIVAL. Last night the MATH and I met some friends at St Mary's Cathedral for the start of the light show and made our way down to the Rocks for dinner.
Vivid is a light show with a difference. Buildings are lit up with the story of Governor Lachlan Macquarie who was the 5th governor of NSW from 1810-1821.


He and his wife, Elizabeth, left a wonderful legacy of buildings through public works and social reforms for convicts. The walk down Macquarie street is spectacular.
These wonderful photographs are all taken by the MATH.




And you know what else was so wonderful, the number of families with children of all ages, rugged up and wandering happily through the city. 


The Opera House has a spectacular light show on it's sails every evening too. We had a brilliant view walking along the Cahill Expressway and a similarly breathtaking view from the Glenmore Hotel, where we had dinner.


Just to finish up, here are a few gratuitous photos of Sydney Harbour, lit up in it's usual 'light show', that you can see virtually any evening through the year.
thanks for taking a peek over the fence...

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the photos. I would love to have seen this display, but I'm just not going to get there.
    The most exciting thing that happened in Sydney when we lived there was the Opera House opening.

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  2. Great photos MATH. See all of you tomorrow afternoon.

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  3. Hi guys, Loved the photos Eugene and the commentary Hil.We cruised this lighting spectacular on the way to the Opera House on two wet evenings with the kids hanging out the back windows taking snaps.Fantastic!
    Did you know that the entire concept of light projections tying into the facade of historic buildings actually originated in France called the 'Son et Lumiere technique.'Macquarie Street has never looked so good.
    Thanks and best wishes,Therese Waddell

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Nice of you to take a peek over the fence. It's lovely to meet you. Do come in, have a cuppa and a chat. I will talk back...

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