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  • Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge
  • Panoramic views in Mt William National Park, Tasmania
  • Views from Rotary Lookout in Esperance, Western Australia
  • Olympic Stadium (Stadium Australia), Sydney
  • Wineglass Bay in Frecynet National Park, Tasmania
  • Weather front looming over Stirling Range, Western Australia
  • Twillight Cove near Esperance, Western Australia
  • Sunset in outback Western Australia
  • Eddystone Point Lighthouse at the Bay of Fires, Tasmania
Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge

Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge

Panoramic views in Mt William National Park, Tasmania

Panoramic views in Mt William National Park, Tasmania

Views from Rotary Lookout in Esperance, Western Australia

Views from Rotary Lookout in Esperance, Western Australia

Olympic Stadium (Stadium Australia), Sydney

Olympic Stadium (Stadium Australia), Sydney

Wineglass Bay in Frecynet National Park, Tasmania

Wineglass Bay in Frecynet National Park, Tasmania

Weather front looming over Stirling Range, Western Australia

Weather front looming over Stirling Range, Western Australia

Twillight Cove near Esperance, Western Australia

Twillight Cove near Esperance, Western Australia

Sunset in outback Western Australia

Sunset in outback Western Australia

Eddystone Point Lighthouse at the Bay of Fires, Tasmania

Eddystone Point Lighthouse at the Bay of Fires, Tasmania

Vivid Sydney - A festival of lights

Vivid LightLaser Projection as part of Vivid Aquatique

Vivid Sydney is back, the festival that illuminates the city.

Between 23 May and 9 June light shows and art installations can be seen in various locations in the city.Today I went to Darling Harbour, to see the Vivid Aquatique Water Theatre. Every full hour between 6pm and 11pm the show is on with a display of illuminated water features and laser projections.

Vivid-Light-3Water features at Vivid Aquatique

If you have been there and have been fascinated by the animated images appearing above the water, here is how it works:

This is essentially like a video projector, only it uses lasers rather than conventional light, which makes it much brighter. Water is sprayed into the air which is so fine that it is hardly visible as it is of course dark. And this fine mist is then used as projection surface.

To learn more about the Vivid Sydney festival and see what else is waiting to be explored, go to the official website at www.vividsydney.com.

Vivid-Light-1Laser Projection at Vivid Aquatique Water Theatre

About meLiving Australia, living my dream

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My name is Gernot. You most like have never come across this name before, because it is rare even in Germany where I am originally from.

I have been to Australia for the first time in 2000 and immediately fell in love with this this country. The pleasant climate in Sydney, the unique combination of urban life and nature this city offers but especially the beautiful, warm colours of the land.

In 2010 I finally made this long standing dream come true. I left Germany and migrated as permanent resident to Sydney.

Between this first visit and relocating to Australia permanently has passed almost a decade and of course I have been back in between a number of times, travelling this country I now call home.

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