Sydney Opera House, vivid exhibit

Vivid Sydney

We caught one of the final nights of Vivid Sydney over the weekend. It’s hard to put it into words. It’s kinda like the city gets taken over by a colorful light show after the sun goes down. Well, there’s slightly more to it—like music performances and creative talks and whatnot.

sydney, vivid lights, vivid sydney

The first exhibit we hit projected a laser show above our heads into the night sky.

vivid, button

And it had a row of buttons that made you feel like you were doing something, but we couldn’t figure out a rhyme or reason behind them.

smartphone faces, vivid

Then there was this smartphone exhibit with moving pictures mixed with print. Cool and kinda creepy.

vivid exhibit, smartphone exhibit

silent disco, vivid

Who doesn’t love a good silent disco?

ferris wheel, vivid, sydney lights

We made our way to the ferris wheel that lit up the sky from a mile away.

vivid, ferris wheel

Tim and Nicola went up for a ride while I took in the scenery. You could spin your pod around using the red pole inside. At one point I saw one going so fast it made me feel sick, even though my feet were firmly planted on the ground. Can you guess who the culprits were?

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While they were up in the air getting dizzy, a light & water show took over Darling Harbour that made my jaw drop.

nighttime, sydney, lights, vivid

These photos might look blurry but that’s the way it works because the lights are projected onto mist, all accompanied by loud thumping music.

sting rays, vivid

We walked through an underwater exhibit in Barangaroo. They had stingrays hanging from above and you felt like you were walking through the ocean.

barangaroo, vivid exhibit, vivid sydney

Even though it was just regular old night air. I kept moving my hands in front of me to see if they could pick up any light. I’m sure I looked like a crazy person, but I didn’t care.

scuba divers, vivid

We waved at a scuba diver who posed for pictures with fellow art goers.

darling harbour, fireworks

And then another light show happened by the Magicians of the Mist! This one came with fireworks for the sky and fireballs that shot out of the water. Next year’s goal: watch from one of those yachts.

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Patti Broyles Harper
June 22, 2017 at 3:48 pm

OH WOW – is this every year? Travel fund is growing fast! Queasy reading about the spinning cage – lord have mercy!

June 22, 2017 at 4:31 pm

Yes, every year! 🙂

June 22, 2017 at 8:46 pm

So cool! I can’t believe we were there a year ago! Looks like you are having fun Down Unda! Cheers!

June 23, 2017 at 6:21 am

Love your posts!

June 23, 2017 at 7:38 am

Abby, come back next year! 😉

June 23, 2017 at 7:38 am

Thanks, Rita. Love your support.

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