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The MOMA, Sydney, Australia lit up as part of the Sydney Vivid Festival.

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It took me a while but I got there in the end. I could only make it to one night of this years Vivid Festival and then only for a couple of hours. I mostly got shots of the MOMA and a couple of the Opera House. This one was taken from the Opera House side of Circular Quay as I really wanted to get it mostly head on.

The Opera House wasn’t that impressive IMHO this year and not worth opening the shutter! BUT, the MOMA was awesome, as was Customs House, of which I got no photos! Such is life. There’s always next year!

Photos below are from the Vivid Festival last year (2010)

Info on Vivid Festival 2010 below

Seven historic buildings had images and designs projected onto them from 6:00pm until midnight. The images are repeated/rotated at regular intervals.

The seven buildings that are lit during the festival are as follows:

St Mary’s Cathedral
Hyde Park Barracks
The Mint
Parliament House
State Library of New South Wales
Palace Garden Gate
Sydney Conservatorium of Music

The following information comes from:

The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was conceived and largely built by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, who, in 2003, received the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest honour. The citation stated:

“ There is no doubt that the Sydney Opera House is his masterpiece. It is one of the great iconic buildings of the 20th century, an image of great beauty that has become known throughout the world – a symbol for not only a city, but a whole country and continent. ”

The Sydney Opera House was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 28 June 2007. Currently, it is the most recently constructed World Heritage Site to be designated as such, sharing this distinction with such ancient landmarks as Stonehenge and the Giza Necropolis. It is one of the 20th century’s most distinctive buildings and one of the most famous performing arts centres in the world.

The Sydney Opera House is situated on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It sits at the northeastern tip of the Sydney central business district (the CBD), surrounded on three sides by the harbour (Sydney Cove and Farm Cove) and neighboured by the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Contrary to its name, the building houses multiple performance venues. As one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world, hosting over 1,500 performances each year attended by some 1.2 million people, the Sydney Opera House provides a venue for many performing arts companies including the four key resident companies Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney Symphony, and presents a wide range of productions on its own account. It is also one of the most popular visitor attractions in Australia, with more than seven million people visiting the site each year, 300,000 of whom take a guided tour.

I live in Sydney, Australia and love to travel. I enjoy creating landscapes scenes using my Canon DSLR cameras and lenses.

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  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago


    Click the banner to take you to the group. Your work is welcome here and please enjoy it.

  • Thanks mate.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamover 2 years ago

    Another great one from this festival, Bryan. The composition is really strong and the colour is so eye-catching. Very striking work!

  • Thanks very much Damienne, glad you like it.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Beautifully captured Bryan.

  • Thanks very much Julie.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • fernblacker
    fernblackerover 1 year ago

    Nice capture of the MoMa Bryan…gutted I never got any of these!!!

  • Thanks Fern, I only really got shots of MOMA last year. It was the best of all of the buildings I think.

    – Bryan Freeman

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