weekend walks: vivid sydney

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And so another weekend is behind us! We chose an evening walk this week, especially with the weather being warm to say the least and with Vivid Sydney being on.

Vivid Sydney is a display of lights around the city (see the Vivid Sydney website for more info: http://www.vividsydney.com)

We would say the biggest drawcard is the light art on the Opera House. We could just stand there and watch it all night 🙂 But we didn’t,  we walked around the Rocks for about 2 hours, soaking up the atmosphere and taking photos (if we had thought to bring a tripod, the photo quality may have been better).

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Have a great week!!

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31 thoughts on “weekend walks: vivid sydney

    Jaspa said:
    June 1, 2014 at 1:01 am

    Stunning photos, Monkeys!

    mytravelmonkey said:
    May 31, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Such amazing photos. I love it around The Rocks and am very jealous the lights weren’t there when I lived in Sydney.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      May 31, 2014 at 6:41 pm

      Thanks – it was the first time we have been and its been running for a few years now. When did you live in Sydney?

    Alexandra Williams said:
    May 27, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Sydney is on my bucket list!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      May 27, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      Thank you 🙂 and we hope you do get here one day!!

    'CC' Richards, Daytripper Sippers said:
    May 27, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Simply stunnning! The cherry blossoms and the Opera House with butterflies are beautiful! We were hoping to get down to it, but can’t make it this year. So thanks for taking us there! CC

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      May 27, 2014 at 2:15 pm

      You are so welcome – It was our first year there so very glad to have been able to share it with our blog friends 🙂
      Maybe you can head on down next year!

    Just Another Nature Enthusiast said:
    May 27, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Very impressive!! More fun than fireworks.
    Must be an exciting job to create the art programs for the light sequences at the Opera House!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      May 27, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      Hi Jane,
      Hope you have been well!
      Yes, it would be a pretty exciting job to be involved with this 🙂

        Just Another Nature Enthusiast said:
        May 27, 2014 at 5:17 pm

        Yes, all is well here. We were camping on the coast for just shy of a week without cellphone or on-demand wifi.

        Actually, a great change! But now there are tons of photos to play with 😉

          wisemonkeysabroad responded:
          May 27, 2014 at 6:27 pm

          Wow – we would love to experience camping one day!! Can’t wait to see your photos 🙂 No wi-fi is a good way to disconnect 🙂

    Sha said:
    May 26, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Those lights are awesome!! Gosh, I wish I could have been there to watch it…to see it on the Opera House, pretty unique…haha:)

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      May 26, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      Absolutely a wonderful sight! We are so pleased that we got to witness it 🙂

    Louise said:
    May 26, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Awesome. The butterflies and musical instruments on the Opera House are nice new touches this year.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      May 26, 2014 at 9:38 pm

      Hi Louise! We were so happy that we decided to go last minute as it really was spectacular! Just watching the show and different transitions of light was so unique and enjoyable 🙂

    the eternal traveller said:
    May 26, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    I was in Sydney last year for Vivid and it was great. The atmosphere and community spirit was so infectious and the light shows were fantastic. I just said to my husband the other night when the festival was on the news that we should go to see it one year. I posted photos last year but I think yours are better. I could have done with a tripod too.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      May 26, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      Considering that it is autumn, the night felt like a spring night! It was just lovely to walk around with the ‘community spirit’ – definitely a good choice of words you used!
      Thank you so much for your compliment about our photos!
      Hope you had a great weekend!

        the eternal traveller said:
        May 26, 2014 at 10:03 pm

        I did, thanks, and the weather has been just as beautiful here as it was in Sydney. I would like it if Winter stayed like this…but that’s just wishful thinking.

    MiaMusings said:
    May 26, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Just so awesome these pictures are! Beautifully captured.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      May 26, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      Thanks Mia!!! It was quite a delightful thing to see! We are glad we were able to (kind of) catch the essence of what we saw 🙂
      Hope your weekend was awesome!

    y. prior said:
    May 26, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    thanks for hearing the photos from the evening walk – looks like an ART WALK to me – so nice. 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      May 26, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      Yes, you could call it an ART walk 🙂 It was really beautiful – we were in awe!! Thanks for the lovely comment. Hope you had a great weekend 🙂

    Shelley @Travel-Stained said:
    May 26, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    The lights on the Opera House are simply stunning. They do something similar on the Seoul Museum of Art here, and it always amazes me what they’re able to come up with, and how they can so totally transform something just with light!!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      May 26, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      Yeh, we were so transfixed! It is just so clever and creative!

    nepaliaustralian said:
    May 26, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Great photos.Planning to go there sometime this week 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      May 26, 2014 at 10:46 am

      Thank you!! It’s lovely – hope you enjoy it!! 😀

    Yuna said:
    May 26, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Oh my God, so beautiful. This is one reason why sometimes i don’t feel like to see the other travel photos in blog because something like this, something that i missed while i was there, and i feel like “ah, i have to back to that place to see something like this’, while i have to save my money for the other trips. 😀 😀

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      May 26, 2014 at 10:45 am

      Totally get what you are saying! We are the same! Sometimes we see things on other blogs and we realise we missed a gem! 🙂
      Hope you had a great weekend!

    kayrpea61 said:
    May 26, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Beautiful. Great captures. Must try to get in there myself.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      May 26, 2014 at 8:14 am

      Oh we hope you do! It’s a great thing to witness! Thanks for your lovely words 🙂

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