I was finally successful dragging myself out to enjoy Vivid, an annual light festival in Sydney. Every time I planned to go, something always came up, such as bad weather or my indolence. Hence, I kept postponing my plan until yesterday. Living so close to the area, I tried hard not to take it for granted. To show my effort, I walked starting from Town Hall Station to Circular Quay. It took me about 20-25 minutes, which was not bad at all. But my choice to be there on Friday evening was not a good one. The area was crowded, in particular with family and kids. However, I could feel the excitement even more from curious kids running around, interacting with some exhibitions here and there.
The works from some architects and designers were on display. They were not meant to be stared at, but to be touched, waved, passed through, and sometimes pondered. Active participation is a must to really immerse ourselves in what were put in front of us.
Buildings were projected with lucrous lights, and the most prominent of all, of course, was the Opera House. Many did not miss the chance to take pictures with the lit up Opera House on the to. A friend told me that best shot could be obtained from Luna Park to get the overall picture of Vivid. I have never been to Luna Park, but I think her suggestion is worth a try.
The festival will end on June 10th, which is the Queen’s birthday public holiday. For those who are in Sydney, hurry and do not forget to bring your phone or camera to capture Vivid 2013. For others who are not here, there is always next year.