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    Posted by Casey D'Souza June 2, 2014 - 474 views - 0 comments - 0 likes - #music  #family  #sydney  #harbour bridge  #opera house  #Free  #vivid  #light  #colour  #ideas 

    Vivid is an annual festival that takes over the city of Sydney with light, music, ideas and creativity. Every year, there are bigger and better installations, brighter colours and new and innovative ideas. This year’s story underpins the "birth of architecture and civilization through to the pinnacle of human and technological achievement."



    Sydney’s iconic landmarks, the Opera House and Harbour Bridge become main attractions during Vivid. The sails of the infamous Opera House are bestowed with colours, patterns and designs constantly changing to the beats of amazing music pumping through the speakers situated all over Circular Quay. The Harbour Bridge also lit up in some amazing colours, and those who were participating in the Bridge climb wore lit up vests, and contributed to the light show, ensuring the coathanger looked good from all angles! Even the ferries and boats in the harbour were lit up in shades of pink, blue and green.



    The Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay also features an array of designs and patterns, as do various other installations around the area including the giant lily pond, the ‘Strictly Sydney’ dance floor, the Hi Ray, the cellular tessellation igloo and the Kaleido wall. Circular Quay is full of fun with the interactive installations and bright colours encouraging everyone to participate.



    This year, for the first time, Vivid also made its way to Martin Place, transforming the surrounding buildings with light, designs and animations. A liquid light display was the highlight of one end of the street, featuring hashtags on twitter and words used to describe the enlightening event! At the opther end of the street, an interactive installation allowed visitor's faces to be projected on a giant 3D colourful sculpture of a head. Gelato Messina, made an appearance at Vivid at the digital forest, with four flavours created especially for the event, as did other food stalls along Martin Place.



    The spectacular of lights continued at Darling Harbour, with the Aquatique laser light show and the projections on the roof of the Maritime Museum. Other attractions include the interactive ‘Dance with Me’ installation at Customs House, where visitors are encouraged to dance to control the patterns, music and lights projected onto buildings and the giant 3D inflatable bunnies!



    Concerts and performances at the Opera House as well as talks by artists, authors and marketing directors are also held in Sydney as a part of Vivid. The light shows are on every night from 6pm onwards until the 9th of June and if you are travelling to the city, it is best to use public transport to avoid traffic congestion. 


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