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June 8, 2015

Vivid '15

The Vivid Sydney light festival is a firm yearly tradition for me now. Luckily, my rural placement ended just before the last weekend of Vivid, so after 8 hours of driving back down here on Friday, I jumped straight on the train into the city (knowing full well that it was going to be horrendously crowded).


Customs House, which was a cute narrative-ish projection this year (with very Harry Potter sounding soundtrack).




The, MCA which I always find hard to photograph nicely.


I liked how they worked with the details of the facade.




Tunnel with animal scenes being projected and narration by David Attenborough.


This was an awesome tent thing with a mirrored ceiling and projections on the walls.



I wasn't really into the Opera House this year. I like it when they integrate the sails more.


This was inside a shipping container, with mirrored walls and lights that changed colours.




This was fancy, the light sticks made up different words which you could make out as you walked around it.

Am I glad to be back in Sydney! Not to knock the town where I was - everyone there was lovely and it was a great experience - but I'm a city girl at heart. It's the energy of a big city that recharges me. I need a place with lights and crowds and tall buildings and noisy traffic and diversity, where I can be anonymous and yet not feel lonely. I'm never going to complain about this city again, I swear!

33 comments:

  1. Again, I really love this light show festival c:
    I've been follow it yearly now on bloggers who
    blogs about it! And they really have cool themes
    each year ^__^ Xx

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  2. wow i have been reading your blog for like a loooonng time and it's always your posts about vivid that constantly stays in my head! i reallllly wanna see it atleast once! :D

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  3. Wow, that's so beautiful! I believe we have an annual light show in NYC as well, though I've never been to it. If I ever go to Sydney, I'll be sure to go around this time so I can experience this as well!

    becky | star violet

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  4. That is stunning, Sydney looks amazing! I know that feeling of wanting to be anonymous but not lonely which you only experience in cities. Glad you're enjoying being back!

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  5. Absolutely love your shots of Vivid! :D Now time to hunt for your previous posts of it hehe >u< ♡

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  6. I saw something like this in my Philosophy class-just on video. I personal thought it looked so cool and your pictures look even cooler :) I hope you had a great time-it's nice to have fun traditions like this!
    Olivia | Her Name Was Celebration

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  7. That looks very cool!
    I think I'd love the David Attenborough commentary :3

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  8. Wow, this looks incredible! I'm dying to go back to Sydney soon, I was born there and have always felt a strong emotional attachment to the city - something I realised when I visited again in 2012. I love the atmosphere, the people, and this looks like the cherry on the cake. Simply beautiful.

    With love ♥︎ » Paris by Friday

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  9. beautiful! i remember your previous post about this festival! :)

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  10. love all the pics! the last pic looks so cool. is this a yearly event in sydney? i really need to put it in my to-do list!

    xx http://tanaditya.co.vu

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  11. Oh wow, this light festival is so cool! Beautiful photos!

    http://ourruins.com

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  12. Wow how I wish I can go to Sydney someday! Your photos are beautiful!

    www.itsjaninella.com

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  13. Woah, the installations in the Rocks look so cool! I would've loved to see it for myself, but sadly I didn't have time to explore around there. Welcome back, by the way! I can totally relate, the country is nice but I don't think I'd ever be able to live there haha

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  14. I went to Vivid last year and was super dissapointed because i expected better, so this year I didn't even bother going and just watched the light show at Darling Harbour. After reading this post I'm not regretting because the shipping container looks pretty awesome >_< I also heard the lights at USYD were pretty good!

    xx
    www.beautifyinglifee.blogspot.com

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  15. Ahhh, Vivid! Always digging your coverage of it, and I think I'm repeating myself year after year. Lovely artwork. One did feel a bit Yayoi Kusama-esque. I love the colours!

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    1. Also, congrats for finishing!! x

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  16. Oh wow - amazing pictures! xx

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  17. Wow this is incredible! I've really never seen anything like this before and I can see why you've been going to the past 8 years!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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  18. Oh my goodness - I've never heard of this before but it looks incredible. What amazing pictures! Definitely going on my bucket list for when I get to Sydney :)

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  19. So many lights going on. Blooming love night time photography but never really do any, this is well cool.

    Buckets & Spades

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  20. I remember reading about this event last year. Looks amazing!

    LUXESSED

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  21. It looks wonderful, I really hope I can make it to next year's Vivid!

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  22. great post! Sydney looks like a great city!

    www.bstylevoyage.blogspot.com

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  23. How beautiful
    My friend sent me loads of jealous inducing pictures from this x

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  24. Night photography is pretty difficult but these turned out great!

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  25. Ahh! I've always wanted to go to Vivid but I've never been in Sydney at the right time!

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  26. These are some trippy photos, haha. But it sure looks like such a great time. It must'be been insane trying to take pictures with all the lights!

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  27. Those are some awesome photos!! I can't even imagine how long it takes for everyone to set up lights for this festival and all the thought that goes behind it. I plan to move to New Zealand at the end of the year so hopefully I get a chance to visit Sydney when this festival is around :) x

    Tee | www.rotten-one.com

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  28. Your pictures are amazing! Looks like you had a fun night :)

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  29. These photos are really amazing. I remember your festival of lights photos from past years :) Really hope to see them in person one day.

    Rae | LFB

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  30. OMG I would have loved to have seen this. I think Hiro would have liked to even more though. He is in Sydney very soon and I know he will be a bit gutted to have missed it.

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  31. looks amazing and a whole lot of fun.

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