Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sydney - Opera drenched in lights during VividSydney

Vivid Sydney is a festival of light, music and ideas happening in Sydney from 23 May 2014. This  winter festival continues up to 9 June 2014. It is developed by Destination New South Wales(NSW) on behalf of NSW Government. I was told Vivid Sydney is a success story for Australia's tourism. Millions of people visit Sydney during this time. Sydney drenches in light and you never get tired walking around Sydney. Celebration fills day and night across the streets of Sydney. 
There are light shows at most of the important buildings. It creates fairy world keeping us mesmerized. Projections, light installations, building illuminations and much more from the world of light. Darling Harbor, Circular Quay and The Rocks  rocks !!
Building illumination, Sydney

Building illumination on museum of contemporary art, Sydney
I got to be there on  first day of Vivid Sydney. I went back to my childhood jumping in excitement with the wonder lighting world in front of me. I am so happy to be part of Vivid night.
Even ferries are decorated with LED lights. It changes colors from harbor to harbor. Harbor bridge changes its color. 
Harbor bridge during VividSydney. Look at ferries in different colors

Swans, dragons, ballet dancers are created in light and water. Best of all is Opera house. It shines in plethora of design, colors and light. Opera house looks like a bubbly teenager shedding its otherwise serious look. All the light shows are for free.
Opera during Vivid Sydney
I couldn’t attend any music programs. But I understand it features many performances from different genres. 

Ideas flow from architecture, design, fashion, music, lighting, film , performing arts and science.There are exhibitions, talks, discussions and shows. Some are ticketed and most of them are for free. I saw few exhibitions and art works in museum of contemporary art which was a world of imagination with no end. I will write about this later. For now, some more pictures of Opera on Vivid night.

 Pls share if you have seen similar toVivid Sydney

Other posts which may be of interest to you  
Sydney - Sunrise by Opera
Sydney beaches 
Sydney - 5 things to do in Sydney for free 


  1. By reading this article, I can make out that tourism so well developed in Australia. Karnataka is having many beautiful places. Tourism should become the priority of the Government.
    G B Harish

  2. Great pictures...loved the riot of colours

  3. Really nice. The one in 2015 was just ended and I missed it. too bad. Beautiful pictures!

  4. Hi Velysia, It's an amazing lightshow. Hope you will get to see 2016 Vividsydney.