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PHOTOS: Sydney's spectacular festival of lights

May 30, 2014 08:25 IST

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Key spots in Sydney were all lit up in various colours and patterns as part of the VIVID light festival. The 18-day festival will see various spots lit up in galactic-inspired designs, surreal snakeskin and multi-coloured digital patterns.

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The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia bore a completely different look after it was illuminated in bright colours.

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Sydney Opera House is transformed by projections of butterfly wings as part of the festival. The lights attracted thousands of people and gave them a perfect photo opportunity.

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The Museum of Contemporary Art is bathe in pink lights. A large section of crowd stood with cameras and phones aloft as the art installation changed.

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The sails of Sydney Opera House boasts fluorescent floral displays.

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Like moths fluttering towards a ray of light, tens of thousands of sightseers wandered towards Customs House. The front of the building awash with swirling patterns overlaid with strings, which jump and change mood and colour, react to instruments played by visitors.

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A girl plays the piano keys that flit across the building façade.

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Compared to its normal look, the Sydney Harbour Bridge showed off different colours, sometimes glowing in hues of purple which reflected off the ocean.

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Martin Place, an area in the middle of city’s central business district, features prominently in Vivid Sydney. Spectators can see the MLC Center, one of architect Harry Seidler’s most iconic works, transformed into a tree.


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Residential and other business buildings were also transformed into work of arts as part of the festival, much to the delight of the locals and tourists alike.

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Art installations in the form of giant rabbits also appeared in the city as part of the festival celebrating the city’s lights, sounds and culture.


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