Festival of Lights Vivid Sydney Photo Essay

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!’ ūüėČ 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.

Vivid Sydney Australia

This looks like a Soviet Era ‘Go To Work’Film!

Sydney Pictures - At Nght

Where’s The City?

Sydney Opera House Vivid Festival

Yoga on the Sydney Opera House

Night Lights - Vivid Festival

The Australian Bureau of Statistics trying gain some attention..

Lighting Display - Vivid Festival

How To Hypnotise Your Kids

Festival of Lights

Am I Hallucinating?

Building Illumination

Let Me Take You Down, Because I’m Going To, Strawberry Fields..

Here is a short video which captures all of that bizarre colour and movement:

YouTube Preview Image

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!

 

About Anthony The Travel Tart

The Travel Tart writes about the funny, offbeat and weird aspects of world travel today. Travel wasn't meant to be taken too seriously! Check out ways to say hi below or sign up for his silly newsletter!

Other Silly Posts!

2 Comments

  1. June 17, 2012    

    Sweet photos. I heard about this but I never made it up from Cairns.

  2. October 18, 2012    

    The photos are beautiful. It must have been an amazing festival in Sydney.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Say Hi! Social Media Profiles!

The Travel Tart Blog Newsletter!

* indicates required

The Travel Tart Amazon Shop

Travel Products

Build a Better Travel Blog 125 x 125
195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2394 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2395 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2396 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2397 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2398 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2399 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2400 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2401 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2402 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2403 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2404 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2405 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2406 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2407 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2408 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2409 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2410 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2411 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2412 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2413 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2414 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2415 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2416 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2417 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2418 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2419 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2420 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2421 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2422 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2423 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2424 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2425 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2426 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2427 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2428 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2429 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2430 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2431 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2432 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2433 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2434 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2435 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2436 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2437 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2438 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2439 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2440 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2441 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2442 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2443 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2444 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2445 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2446 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2447 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2448 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2449 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2450 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2451 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2452 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2453 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2454 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2455 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2456 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2457 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2458 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2459 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2460 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2461 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2462 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2463 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2464 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2465 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2466 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2467 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2468 | cached | internal | 6252 | 0 | 8136:posts 2469 | cached | internal | 6252 | 0 | 8136:posts 2470 | cached | internal | 6252 | 0 | 8136:posts 2471 | cached | internal | | 0 | 8136:post_format_relationships 2472 | cached | internal | 6252 | 0 | 8136:posts 2473 | cached | internal | 1926 | 0 | 8136:post_meta 2474 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2475 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2476 | cached | internal | 6252 | 0 | 8136:posts 2477 | cached | internal | 589 | 0 | 8136:category_relationships 2478 | cached | internal | 6252 | 0 | 8136:posts 2479 | cached | internal | 1903 | 0 | 8136:post_tag_relationships 2480 | cached | internal | 6252 | 0 | 8136:posts 2481 | cached | internal | | 0 | 8136:post_format_relationships 2482 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2483 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2484 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2485 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options 2486 | cached | internal | 390 | 0 | notoptions:options 2487 | cached | internal | 195593 | 0 | alloptions:options -->