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June 1, 2016

Vivid '16

Last night, we braved the crowds and went to see Vivid Sydney. I think I've visited and posted about it for about 6 years now, so it's something of a tradition. For those of you who haven't heard of it, it's a yearly event where there are light installations around our city, concentrated around The Rocks and Circular Quay.



But first, food. Like I'd threatened to, I got an entire plate of polenta for myself at Fratelli Fresh. Probably not the best move, it's one of those things that's only really good if you can't get enough. Bit too much on its own.




Cathedral of Light in the Botanical Gardens.






This cool mirrored box/trailer which was really disorientating.




These had sensors and when people walk under, start to curl up. It was kind of creepy, reminded me too much of caterpillars/other crawlies.



Not part of the Vivid show, but this SOS is from the Sirius building - it's a historically significant public housing complex in The Rocks, it's been in the news these past few years because of the push to redevelop (and move everyone living there out in the process).


Because we don't go home satisfied until we've had dessert. Tiramisu and lemon meringue at The Rocks Cafe.

To be honest, Vivid this year isn't that great and it seems to be following a downward trend. I think now it's gotten so popular, there's more of a focus on installations that are "fun" or interactive in a basic way, but none of them are really that intriguing or make you want to take a second glance. It still makes for a good evening out though.

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