Sydney, hilly town on the coast of the Tasman Sea is indeed stunning. Not only the vast forest stretches and the sea is crystal clear, a variety of interesting festival is often held throughout the season. This time, the annual festival Vivid Sydney is back to warm autumn. Come, have fun under the gleaming Sydney!
Vivid Sydney is the time for the artists, animators, as well as local and international musicians transform Sydney into a giant canvas of light with a spectacular musical accompaniment. Held for the fourth time, this festival takes place starting on May 25 to June 11 2012. As Sydneysiders – the nickname for residents of Sydney – and the other tourists, I did not want to miss watching one of the festive openings of the world’s best festival.
Around five-thirty in the afternoon, the sky was dark. I joined thousands of others in the West Circular Quay, not far from the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA). In addition to the Harbor Bridge, this location is the ideal point to watch the light projected on the screen or the roof of the Opera House. Rows tripod seen along the docks, ready to capture this spectacular moment. Everyone looked excited to no longer ignore the cold wind blowing in from Antarctica.
Things begin promptly at 6 pm. originally adorned the roof of the Opera House looks beautiful cloud forms. Were having fun, enjoy, all of a sudden I was startled by a woman who is desperate to climb the highest roof of the Opera House! Soon after a man climbed onto the roof next door, too, to accompany the woman to do a variety of acrobatic moves. From the right and left me sound exciting fascination and repeated camera shots.
Surprises do not stop there, the visitor returned an uproar when the Opera House slowly disappeared, vanished into the foundations of the earth. This attraction was actually alive, momentarily forgotten that all is mere play of light. Continue to operate a variety of amazing animation, showing the designer’s skill. Opera House looks stunning under the light 3-D!
Not only the ornate Opera House, had the surrounding buildings also taken part. Call it the MCA, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Customs House and the surrounding skyscrapers. MCA is an ornamental animation building one of the most festive. Displaying various types of animations ranging from abstract to cartoon-like Charlie Chaplin riding a bike. Graffiti art is also seen displayed on the walls of another building next to it.
Festival can be enjoyed from 6 pm to midnight consists of 63 points of light scattered from the Opera House, Circular Quay, The Rocks to Walsh Bay. This festival is very interactive, not just watching the guests invited to get involved but jazz.
In the Walsh Bay area for example, there is a funny, light sculpture. Sculpture that will light colors with beautiful music if the person in front of him lift his hands up and start dancing.
No doubt the visitors took turns yelling at the front of this board, ranging from a kid with a squeaky voice to an old man with a baritone voice. Not bad for channeling stress, when else can shout in the middle of the city without worrying mistaken for crazy?
Under the glitter of the night, I moved from West Circular Quay to The Rocks. Interval of ten minutes later I was melting with visitors crowded night food bazaar. Bazaar is held every weekend, stretching about a hundred yards, from the side of Guilin Belgian Chocolate Cafe up at the Lowenbrau Keller. The cold night air warmed by fragrant aroma once the meat and spices and sweet cakes and fruits that smells in the air. Yummy…
Tents that provide a wide selection of food from Asia, Europe to the Middle East crowded invaded. The sidewalk was like a standing party site, packed with visitors with Styrofoam plate’s guitar in hand and a musician from one corner. Although progress outside of the room and without a heater, the location of this bazaar is the warmest place I’ve been to during this autumn.
I visited it was not possible without a stop at The Rocks Guilin. This cozy brown cafe which is the right choice to relax before resuming light walking. Hmmm, sip delicious piece of chocolate that melts in the cup … Truffles, pralines and chocolate cakes are so tempting Belgium through the glass storefront. Where resistance? Special, buy a box of chocolates here means to contribute to the preservation program seahorses and their ecosystems.
After a pretty full and warm, my light went walking around The Rocks. In the old town, I was fascinated by the Argyle Street tunnel that has been transformed into a forest of flowers, ranging from sunflowers, daisies to roses!
Light walking this evening closed with a stop at The Argyle, a favorite hangout place Sydneysiders. These bars must be visited not only because the place is spacious and luxurious with a red carpet that was held across the gate to the inner courtyard. This bar must be visited because it is one point of light is a special Vivid Sydney. On the ceiling of the main entrance of the visible light sculpture shaped swarm of birds in flight. These birds are made of 24 gold-plated steel. Ripper!
Sydney dominated tonight colorful and cheerful faces. Sydney is charming…