For someone who’s easily attracted to everything shiny, Himawari style, it was a no brainer to go and see the Vivid Sydney. It has been kinda like a pilgrimage, a glittery pilgrimage if I may, ever since I heard from Jik last year. And when we saw a group to deal for a Vivid Sydney cruise, we didn’t think twice. It was ON! We booked the ticket to Sydney and flew over the long weekend. Though this time, we didn’t stay in BFF’s place, instead we were AirBnB-ed a surfer’s den at Bondi Beach.
In my mind it would be similar the Dubai Dhow Cruise I took with Mama Geek last year. Romantic lighting, dining tables, glass, windows and waiters waiting on us. In reality, our Vivid Sydney cruise boat was much smaller (smaller than Dexter’s), it has open air seating areas, filled with inconsiderate tourists who yelled and threw half drank beer cans on the floor and it was damn cold (re: open seating area).
But we were already there, and despite the cold combined with random yelling, it was a beautiful night. I chose to enjoy the colorful Sydney, after all, I considered myself so lucky to get to experience it?
In between I braved the wind and snapped some pictures with George Constanza, the camera. I used the new addition the family, 35mm lens which I set in auto mode with Al’s, one of our photography teachers, disapproving look flashed in my mind. At the end, I think I did take some decent pictures, though I also know that it could be much better. Sorry Al! Maybe next year, with lots of practice both in photography and braving the winter.
Sydney Opera House is my most favorite landmark in the world, more than the Eiffel Tower.
Look at the colors! Vivid Sydney indeed.
Sydney skyline in purple hue.
Rainbow colored Vivid Sydney.
Two toned Sydney Harbour Bridge.
And the gorgeous green hued Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Did you spot the UFO?! Well, if I was an Alien, Sydney Opera House would be my first visit as well.
And I will end it with these gorgeous lights in the shape of Sydney Opera House.
Indians have Diwali and Australia has the gorgeous and colorful Vivid Sydney especially at night. How about you, does your hometown have festival of color?