As part of Vivid 2011, various Sydney buildings were lit with a dazzling array of colour and imagery. The highlight was Sydney’s stately Customs House where the grand 19th century colonial building was given a 21st century electronic facelift. Eight projectors were carefully aligned with a fine precision to the various columns, and levels of the building to create a visual feast. To ensure perfect alignment, the projectors were held into place with ballast as the slightest move would have thrown the whole image out (see the setup in more detail)

The result was a ten minute visual degustation menu as Customs House sneezed, bulged, melted, vapourised, filled with water, crinkled, flamed, crumbled and was splattered with paint bombs (pictures below can be expanded by clicking on them). The clock wizzed around at break-neck speed like a Mad Hatter’s timepiece while the stately coat of arms irreverently glowed all colours of the rainbow.

More description of Vivid 2011 and the lighting of the Sydney Opera House is highlighted in an earlier article.




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My name is Mark and I’m a keen traveller. In fact, over the last 25 years, I’ve travelled to every continent and over 80 countries. This blog is about the most memorable destinations – the places I regard as the travel wonders of the world. I’m also a keen photographer, and have taken nearly all the photos you’ll see. During my travels, I’ve met some incredible people, seen inspiring places, viewed extraordinary wildlife and scenery and had some amazing experiences, and I’m writing these stories not only to entertain but primarily to inspire others to discover their own travel wonders.
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