A short visit to Chatswood in North Sydney - a new venue for this year's festival
Verging on the obsessive, I went on my third visit to Vivid Sydney on Tuesday, June 2.
The area is a little out of the way, so I fear a lot of people may have missed it out, but it was still quite busy for a Tuesday nonetheless.
You really can't go wrong, whether you arrive by bus or train, as the lights begin right outside the station and across the road from where you get off the bus.
When I arrived I was greeted by a giant jellyfish hanging over my head, and several of his friends lined the Victoria Street Mall.
They glowed red and blue and looked beautiful with the little fish below them.
Further down the road were little glowing sticks hanging from the trees and lots of food stalls which smelt absolutely amazing.
Then I came to an amazing display of this orange creature (I'm sorry, I'm not sure what type of fish it is) which was in the centre of the Chatswood part of the festival. It glowed very brightly and many couples had photographs taken near it. I get it - this festival is pretty romantic!
As with any good event, some of the bits are "hidden" so they take a little bit more effort to discover and Vivid is no exception. Many visitors could be too busy studying their maps to look up - but I'm glad I spotted it.
The pictures below show a projection which was cast onto a little arched roof running above the mall. It showed a slippery eel weaving its way around the water and must have taken a long time for the artist to animate.
The culmination of my walk was The Concourse, where a huge video display was showing on the theatre itself. The clever artists who designed it even featured the windows and different-angled walls into the movie, so it looked like the fish were weaving in and out of the theatre.
This was a short expedition but well worth the visit.
I really enjoyed the sea creatures theme and it was nice to see a part of Vivid Sydney that I suspect many didn't get to enjoy.