Vivid Sydney: Macquarie Visions

Vivid Sydney - Macquarie VisionsChilly winter nights don’t keep eager Sydneysiders away from the stunning illuminations of Macquarie Visions. Part of the Vivid Sydney festival, the free public event of light and projection on landmark Sydney buildings commemorates the 200th anniversary and tells the story of Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie and wife Elizabeth.

Rugged up with coats, scarves and hats, people started the visionary journey in front of St Mary’s Cathedral and moved along Macquarie Street many sporting tripods over their shoulder.

The Macquarie Visions night walk takes approximately an hour depending on how long one spends taking photographs. Starting with a spectacular display at St Mary’s Cathedral, onto the Downer Macquarie Arch and along Macquarie Street with projections on buildings such as the Mint, Parliament House, the Conservatorium of Music, it joins the colourful  lighting of the Sydney Opera House sails and the Rocks Fire Water show at Campbell’s Cove.

The projections tell a story through animated images and accompanying music bringing the iconic buildings to life but posing a challenge for photographers even with high ISO cameras and a tripod.

Macquarie Visions runs nightly from 27 May to 20 June 2010, from 6 pm till midnight. There is a final night tribute to Macquarie at St Mary’s Cathedral on the closing night.

St Mary’s Cathedral

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The Downer Macquarie Arch

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Hyde Park Barracks Museum

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The Mint

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Parliament House

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The State Library of New South Wales

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Sydney Conservatorium of Music

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Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.