Saturday, 18 June 2011

VIVID Customs House

I had thought that the Opera House would have been the best bit of the Vivid Festival.

But Customs House was too, too incredible. I hadn't heard anything about this before I went. So it was the thrill of the unexpected, and the thrill of discovering something that was just completely astonishing. I don't think I've ever seen a public display of art to match it. 


Customs House by day:



Ho Hum. Sydney Sandstone. Even with the Ice Bear. 


And by Vivid:


 They animated extra hands on the clock, had time whizz by, and then the building crumble!










They made the building breathe!


And the columns spin!







They filled the building with water 

And then drained it all out




We had a fabulous hotel room that night, and I could keep watching from our balcony!





The amazing folks who did this. 



So Clever. So Astonishing. I wish it was like this every night. Here's a timelapse video (not mine) to give you a bit more of an idea how it was on the night. Customs House features at the end, and not for long enough. I loved it so much. Can you tell?

Saturday Snapshot, is a wonderful weekly meme from at home with books.

10 comments:

Dizzy C said...

That is so lovely and must look stunning at night.

Thanks for sharing those photos.

carol

Kaye said...

Wow. Just - WOW! Thanks so much for posting these incredible photos.

Kay said...

Amazing!!! I loved your photos and also the video. Truly amazing! Thanks so much for sharing it!

Alyce said...

That is amazing! Even from the still photos it looks so vivid and animated!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

The colors are so vivid; just lovely and the ice sculpture too.

Marie said...

Amazing! Absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing these.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Awesome snapshots! It was probably beautiful at night time. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books
http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2011/06/saturday-snapshot-quote-it-saturday.html

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Wow! Thank you, Louise.

readerofthepack said...

This is amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Angie said...

That is awesome! I would have stayed up all night watching it! How fun!