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
), 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.
Chanderlier hangs over the waters of Campbell Cove
Sunflowers and various blooms illuminate the convict-built Argyle Tunnel
Psychedelic Entertainers mix with the crowds at Vivid 2012
Wooden Blocks grow out of the Sydney Opera House
An Igloo? It wasn't that cold
Many buildings were bathed in an everchanging sea of greens, reds, blues and purples