Sydney Transforms the City with Light, Music, and Ideas

fantastic hundreds and thousands | camera Sony NEX-7 – Ooh my. Hello Sydney. Travel is life. And if you miss travel, you miss life. From travel, I learned so much about the earth, culture, people, music, architect, etc.

“After a few short years Vivid Sydney is now the Southern Hemisphere’s largest festival of light, music, and ideas and a globally renowned celebration of creativity and innovation.” NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner said.

The 5th annual Vivid Sydney has officially opened with Sydney’s iconic Opera House illuminated in a stunning 3D-mapped visual feast of colour, movement, and world-class lighting artistry by Australian creative innovators The Spinifex Group.

museum of contemporary art australia light | camera Sony NEX-7

sydney harbour bridge | camera Sony NEX-7

The largest light, music and ideas festival in the Southern Hemisphere, Vivid Sydney features lighting installations around the harbour foreshore, live music performances at Sydney Opera House, and over 120 creative industry events.

This year Vivid Light has tripled the harbour foreshore area devoted to lighting installations, with one-third from international artists including from the USA, Germany, Italy, Greece, Korea, Poland, Brazil, New Zealand, etc.

In a world first, Sydney’s famous Harbour Bridge will come alive with an interactive programmable lighting installation on the bridge’s western face, controlled by the public from an interactive touch screen, through a collaboration with Intel and with Sydney’s 32 Hundred Lighting.

fantastic fireworks at Aquatique Show International | camera Sony NEX-7

Aquatique Show International | camera Sony NEX-7

And in another world first, Vivid Sydney also now extends to the popular Darling Harbour, with spectacular water fountains, water screen projection performances and dazzling light and water shows, by France’s legendary Aquatique Show International.

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fantastic sydney lights | camera Sony NEX-7

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Vivid Sydney runs until 10th June 2013 and is expected to attract more than 550,000 people.

Like I said,  I can honestly say I haven’t been bored in NSW Australia. Let’s rediscover Sydney.

A big thank you to Garuda Indonesia and Destination NSW. The Vivid Sydney program is available at

Ooh Sydney, you stole my heart. It was FANTASTIC!!!

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