Sydney Vivid Light Walk

The Sydney Vivid Light Walk is a number of trails around the city that visit the various attractions. Sydney Vivid runs for two weeks in May and June, and starts after dark.

Sydney Vivid Harbour Bridge

I walked up George Street, which was closed to traffic and converted to a huge pedestrian walkway. It was needed as literally thousands of people were out last night to watch the shows.

My first stop was Martin Place which was completely packed. There were a few interactive light displays, including some hovering drones with colourful leds and some light drums, but the main feature of the area was the food stalls.

There were about a dozen different stands, offering some interesting foods including a fusion stand that mixed Korean, Vietnamese and Mexican foods into some amazing tasting tacos. There was also a large bar, but as there was not much to see I moved on after eating towards Circular Quay.

Sydney Vivid Customs House

The crowds got serious around Circular Quay station. I squeezed my way into a good spot in front of the Customs House and struggled to set up my tripod.

Out of all the light displays this year, I enjoyed the Customs House show the best. This year it was nature themed, with flowers, cockatoos, fish and even sharks displayed using the iconic building as a canvas. You can see a timelapse of the show in a video at the bottom of the page.

Sydney Vivid Light Walk

Next I walked along the harbour towards the Opera House, stoping to take a quick picture of this display.

Sydney Vivid Opera House

My last stop was the Opera House, which had a light show projected onto is large white sails. Last week I captured some pictures of the Opera House from the opposite side of the Harbour near the bridge. I think that was a better angle to see the show from, but it still looked pretty good from just above the the Opera Bar.

Sydney Vivid Light Walk Time-lapse

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