Monday, 8 June 2009

Vividly Sydney


Vivid is a new festival of music, light and ideas which runs from 26 May to 14 June around the iconic foreshores of Sydney Cove. It encompasses Smart Lights, Creative Sydney, Luminous and Fire Water. These photographs cover the Smart Lights theme.


The festival drew massive crowds: the precinct was packed this evening as we wandered around. A new festival over a long weekend at the start of Winter is most welcome. Hopefully, this is a festival that learns as it goes along. It will be a massive event on the calendar once it is bedded down.

16 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

WOW - super cool photos! I've never seen the Sydney Opera House look like that! Fun snaps!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Magnificent! I wish I could see this in person. Simply stunning...

Buenos Aires Photo

Clueless in Boston said...

That looks great! The only pics I've ever seen of the Opera House are the usual postcard views. It must be wonderful to see it like that in person.

Hilda said...

That's so fun and fantastic! Actually, the entire festival sounds fantastic. I'm hoping you'll be able to catch the other events. 'Luminous' and 'Fire Water' sound intriguing! :)

Julie said...

I will see Luminous during the week but not sure about F&W. It sounds absolutely my sort of thing: but I am already booked for those three nights! Drats!!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Fantastic shots Julie. I have taken the opera house other times it has been dressed up with lights like that but they have never been satisfactory.

Joan Elizabeth said...

By the way, I read in the SMH about these events on the weekend and hoped you would capture some of it for us ... you haven't let me down :-)

Julie said...

Perish the thought!

brattcat said...

For everyone coming after me, take the time to enlarge these. They're breathtaking. Beautiful work, Julie.

Vogon Poet said...

This look like a jewel, wonderful.

Lois said...

What gorgeous pictures Julie!

AB said...

Vivid indeed!

Julie said...

Thank you, my friends. I will do my utmost to get the Fire and Water boat next weekend, too, although I expect the crowds to be crushing.,

J Bar said...

Awesome pictures Julie. Your camera captured them beautifully. I took a few snaps on the weekend but nothing turned out as brilliantly as yours. I hope to post some of them later in the week.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

B Squared said...

Beautiful! Must have been stunning to see in-person.

JM said...

This is just great!