Sydney goes Vivid for winter

Vivid Sydney, a festival of light, music and ideas, started in 2009 and has become the city’s largest winter festival. Originally it centred around Circular Quay, Customs House, The Rocks and the Sydney Opera House in particular. The event has grown each year and now includes Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge and this year for the first time, Martin Place.

Circular Quay

The crowds can be pretty huge later in the week and weekends, so I first ventured out between 9pm and 11pm on a Tuesday night, there was still a lot of people around. I concentrated on the Circular Quay area including installations at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Customs House and the Opera House.

The following week I tried a Thursday night and started in Martin Place with the intention of also heading off to Darling Harbour. Unfortunately the first major rainfall in weeks thwarted those plans. However the great thing about rain and light is that you get fantastic reflections on wet surfaces.

Blue Dome

As the festival runs for two weeks I ran out of time to get to Darling Harbour and The Rocks, but there’s always next year! You can see all of the images from this years Vivid Sydney festival on Flickr.

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