Vivid 2012 Sydney Climbing Girl Opera House

Girl climbing Sydney Opera House

For the last four years to boost tourism and people’s spirits at the start of winter, Sydney has conducted a lights extravaganza called Vivid. As in earlier shows (photos here and here), 2012 Vivid saw a variety of artists display light-based sculptures while several of Sydney’s most famed buildings including the Opera House, Museum of Contemporary Arts and Customs House were bathed in an everchanging and striking light show. While Customs House undoubtedly stole the show with a mesmerising video display (you’ll have a to wait a couple of days for that one), there was plenty on hand for all.

Crowds braved the chilly weather to see Vivid but over the next few days I’ll take you through a photographic journey. Part One highlights a few of the wandering performers, the climbing sequence on the Opera House and a handful of the light sculptures including a superb chandelier overhanging the waters near Circular Quay.

Vivid Sydney 2012 Chandelier and Harbour Bridge

Chanderlier hangs over the waters of Campbell Cove

Vivid Sydney 2012 Argyle Tunnel Sunflowers

Sunflowers and various blooms illuminate the convict-built Argyle Tunnel

Vivid Sydney 2012 Psychedelic Performers

Psychedelic Entertainers mix with the crowds at Vivid 2012

Vivid 2012 Sydney Opera House Wooden Blocks

Wooden Blocks grow out of the Sydney Opera House

Vivid Sydney 2012 Igloo

An Igloo? It wasn't that cold

Vivid 2012 Sydney Circular Quay Coloured Lights

Many buildings were bathed in an everchanging sea of greens, reds, blues and purples



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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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