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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Sydneyland lights up - incidental Vivid



Anyone who's followed me for a year knows how much I LOVE Vivid. The opening weekend I was fully booked with trips to the Sydney Writers Festival and a gig by Sampha, both of which allowed me to see the offering of VIVID when our taxi couldn't make it to the Opera House, so we walked thought the city (and arriving early for dinner in Martin Place).



For those out of town, VIVID is a light festival (with music and art too) that lights up our beautiful city for three weeks. If planning a winter visit, VIVID is the time to do it.




It's very hard not to love living in this city when the beauty and fun abounds, and is free for all to enjoy. I was loving life, just walking to my destination. What have you loved this week?

I leave you with Sampha - while not the official version, I loved the drumming at the start of the song. It delighted the audience and I'm still smiling at the memory of it.

Linking with #WeeklyPostcard

32 comments:

  1. Hello from way up North, almost Canada. Your night time photos are great. I found your blog though Perth Daily photo.
    If you fine the time stop in for a cup of coffee

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  2. Great and well captured illumination.
    Greetings from Germany

    By the way: posts with music you can link up every Monday at Tom's "Photo Tunes"
    http://backroadstraveller.blogspot.de/2017/05/memorial-day.html

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  3. Hi Lydia, love your shots of Vivid. I was lucky enough to be there for last year's show, it was an amazing experience!

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  4. ...what a wild light show, thanks.

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  5. Wow! I imagine it was so much better in person, but the photos are quite impressive!!

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  6. Wow! Very beautiful. I went there two times.

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  7. Great. I just took a photo of the SydneyLand sign yesterday.

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  8. That's really a WOW! Teresa from NanaHood.com

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  9. Oh wow, I can see why you like VIVID. All those lights are amazing!

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  10. The lights beautifully highlight the lovely building designs and the scenic waterways.

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  11. What an amazing festival. This is right up my street definitely on my bucket list. Thank you for linking up to #PointShoot 📸

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  12. Oh I do miss Sydney. It's such a beautiful city and your photos of Vivid show it off in all its glory :) #TeamLovinLife

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  13. It's a spectacular display isn't it!

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  14. I love all the lights and colours

    Mollyx

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  15. I loved my visit into the city to see the Vivid lights last weekend too!So magical and stunning!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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  16. Oh yes I would love to see this one year. Maybe in 2018! #TeamLovinLife

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  17. I accidentally ended up holidaying in Sydney one year during Vivid. It was a great accident :)

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  18. We went on opening night! It was very cool, I've never been in the country at the same time as Vivid before so now that we live here I was definitely not going to miss out. We went early but it did get a bit crazy, so we're going back midweek to see more. What were your favourite pieces?

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    1. We literally walked across the Cahill and down to the Opera House - was meant to go back last night but didn't. So far I've probably enjoyed Barangaroo the most, and Darling Harbour is quite good this year too. Off to Chatswood tonight.

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    2. Oh we went to Chatswood last night! My favourite was at the train station. Anyway I won't spoil it. Enjoy!

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  19. Ahhhh Vivid! This time last year I was there. It's fabulous to see! :-) #TeamLovinLife

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  20. I would have loved to have been at Vivid. We were in Sydney in February and enjoyed parts of the Chinese New Year festival. Happy travels. I am joining you today over on Communal Global.

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  21. Aaaah Vivid. Having moved to Queensland I'll miss it this year - but lovely to see it in your photos. #TeamLovinLife

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  22. I haven't been to Vivid still thinking about going to visit! Maybe the zoo?

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  23. I got my first peek at Vivid on Tuesday night from the southern pylon of the Harbour Bridge. I plan to take another peek at the Darling Harbour end of things this Saturday night. #teamlovinlife

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  24. I love art festivals, but never heard about Vivid. Well, I haven't been to Australia either, so no wonder I don't know about it. I'd love to see it though. Thanks for joining me for #TheWeeklyPostcard

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  25. Wow, it looks like an incredible experience.

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  26. How exciting, we have light festival here to in December to January 1st to ring in the new year.

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  27. Those are indeed vivid colors! I love all the purple. So fun, with all those lights!

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