Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Vivid Cruises

Explore Sydney at its ‘Vivid’ Best

It seems the sun never sets in the Harbour City! Sydney has something in store for every season, making sure that there is no dull time of the year to complain about! After such a resounding New Year’s Eve celebration, complete with fireworks, parades and many harbour events, you’d think the city is done with events. And, that’s when you hear about Vivid Sydney!

Vivid Sydney showcases Australia’s culture and heritage in an all new state-of-the-art-way. It’s a celebration of light, music and ideas. There are many installations that interact with the visitors making the experience memorable and interesting. This is probably why more than 2.3 million visitors are drawn to Sydney during the Vivid Sydney Lights Festival.

A visual extravaganza like no other, the artists use lights to convey thoughts and ideas to the visitors. The Sydney Opera House is a key partner in the visual element with its iconic sails acting as a canvas for projecting thematic light installations. Another major Vivid Sydney partner is the Harbour Lights exhibition where the Harbour Bridge is lit up brilliantly in colours of many hues. Many Vivid cruise vessels that operate Vivid dinner cruises on Sydney Harbour take part in the Harbour Lights exhibition, making it nothing short of a spectacle. Vivid Sydney is not just a visual statement, but also a showcase of technological prowess where creativity knows no bounds.

The whole city comes alive during the Vivid Sydney festival, though, a major display of installations and Vivid events happen in and around the harbour. So, the best views can be enjoyed from one of the many Vivid Sydneycruises on Sydney Harbour. You can get good Vivid cruise deals ranging from sightseeing cruises to dinner cruises giving you excellent value-for-money options, making a Vivid Harbour cruise your best bet for a complete Vivid experience!

Last year’s installations spread across the harbour conveying interesting messages were stunning to say the least. The Fountain, a light sculpture that showed the global birth rate as ‘human water droplets’ that shoot skyward, land on their feet to walk into the distance, was extremely thought-provoking. Heart of the City was an installation where the viewer is made to sit on a beanbag that glows red to the heartbeat of the person. It was a hugely popular installation mainly due to its immersive nature and interactivity with the visitors.

Musical cubes was another popular one where a computer program would calculate the music tune based on the placement of cubes on a table. ‘I Love You’ was a rather cheesy exhibit, but nonetheless an attractive one, where a heart is a giant love-o-meter that fills up depending on how vociferously you declare your love.

Vivid Sydney can be a modern version of many traditional displays of art and culture. The way it moulds in light which can be seen as art, music and ideas makes it a multi-faceted platform that is turning out to be one of global significance. It has evolved into a portal through which a large crowd can be influenced and exposed to new ideas and thoughts. Let’s see what Vivid Sydney 2017 has in store for us!

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