The two areas I really had wanted to see during Vivid were Circular Quay and the Rocks. However, the light festival had installations city-wide, and there were some lovely spots elsewhere if you knew where to look. One Friday evening, I took a train to Chatswood (a business district on the North Shore) and wandered down to The Concourse, Chatswood’s cultural centre.
I then took the train into the city and got off at Town Hall, which you might remember from my Christmas post had been lit up earlier in the year. Here is how it looked during Vivid:
It had been given a pink trim, worthy of Elle Woods!
I continued from Town Hall to walk down into Darling Harbour. I normally wouldn’t call Darling Harbour a hidden gem – it’s not exactly off-the-beaten-track – but I wasn’t expecting it to have such a big Vivid display. They held a light show there every night during the festival, and the result, combining light, water and music, was superb:
That’s the end of my Vivid series, but do check out my previous posts on it (if you haven’t already). I’ll be blogging about my trip to Canberra next.