out and about

vivid sydney

Guys, I think I may have a damning confession to make. Before this year I’ve never attended Vivid Sydney, a real shocker for someone who’s lived here her entire life… In past years the timing’s always clashed with exams and all that other jazz, but guess what! Last week I finally managed to have a look around and catch up with friends in the process. As a first-timer I don’t even think I saw half the things I was meant to, but whatever. I must’ve been on my feet for a good five hours, so if I walked all the way to the Opera House I think I might have died. P.S. you’ll have to excuse my lack of night photography skills! Despite the fact that I brought a tripod, I’m still rusty when it comes to using manual settings…

Before doing any physical activity, I obviously had to satisfy my cravings for Japanese. What else is new? Anyway, I’ve probably eaten udon noodles a million times before but it’s impossible for me to get sick of it… especially with that delicious ontama egg on top, oh my goodness.

After aimlessly walking around Darling Harbour, my friends and I realised that all the action was in Circular Quay and caught a ferry there. Best decision ever! There was a really nice view of the Harbour Bridge and Luna Park on the way. On that note, I’ve always thought the Luna Park face looked freaking creepy and never liked it. I take back everything whenever I see pictures of the Melbourne version, though…

If I had to choose, this display on the Museum of Contemporary Art was by far my favourite. I probably would have watched it all night if I had the chance, it was that mesmerising… Even though it’s kind of a shame that the colours weren’t as vibrant in real life, I guess that can’t be helped!

We spotted this odd couple and their fancy outfits walking around the Rocks. It was pretty comical to watch, they’d both take a step every five seconds or so and ended up creating a following of people behind them. I saw them again ten minutes after this photo was taken, and they must’ve travelled about fifty metres in that time…

Within that area there were also installations in random museums and art spaces, which I found pretty cool! When you talked into these microphones, brass instruments would mimic you and the lights would flash accordingly. Pretty fun, even though our rendition of the Harry Potter theme song didn’t exactly work out as planned…

Failed attempt at creating some fancy long-exposure shots. Anyway, that’s it for now! Hopefully the animations weren’t too much of a pain to load and you can actually see them… Making them was the easy part, but it was just so hard trying to reduce them to a decent file size afterwards. I hope you’re having a great start to the week, and see you soon!

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