Vivid Festival in Sydney – Crazy Light Central!
Destination NSW sent me to Sydney to check out the Vivid Festival - which is a celebration using lots of bright high powered lights and projectors around the Circular Quay and Sydney Harbour area over a couple of weeks in late May/early June.
Vivid is a Festival of Lights which has been going on for a few years, and it seems to be a magnet for anyone who likes watching bright things in the sky: so this is perfect for kids who seem to be hypnotised by the many flashes that go on throughout the night. But, it’s really an event for everyone.
Maybe the lights are just a series of subliminal messages that say ‘Come To Sydney, Come to Australia and pump some more money into the economy!’ Well, that’s what the conspiracy theorists might think!
Judging by the amount of people there, these lights are a big drawcard, even though the weather wasn’t the greatest. Actually, it’s a pretty simply concept that seems to work.
Anyway, I lugged my camera and video recorder around to capture what went on, and here is the result.
Here is a short video which captures all of that bizarre colour and movement:
The images of Sydney blasted away into places that experience northern hemisphere winters are usually of sun, sand and surf, but summer only happens for one quarter for the year! Vivid is an example of ‘Sydney In Winter’.
Anyway, this is something to think about seeing if you’re visiting Sydney during the cooler months.
As part of the trip, I took a heap of photos that will be featured by @sydney_sider so follow them and say hello. I’ve got some great politically incorrect pics which I’ll send out over the coming months, so stay tuned!