Friday, 25 June 2010

St Mary's Cathedral, Vivid Sydney, Macquarie Visions


St Mary's Cathedral featured light projections as part of Macquarie Visions at this year's Vivid Sydney festival. The theme of this light show was Designing A Nation, which explores Governor Lachlan Macquarie's role in the implementation of hundreds of major building projects in the colony including churches, schools, hospitals, roads, banks and agricultural developments. He also laid the foundation stone for St Mary's Cathedral. While this wasn't strictly a skywatch, this light show on the cathedral's steeples did look spectacular against a black sky.

69 comments:

  1. Wow, what a truly magnificient building. Its magical!

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  2. It is very nice cathedral. And the lights on are interesting.

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  3. This must be an amazing thing to see in person. The photos are just gorgeious.

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  4. That is awesome! Thanks for the information as well! Really interesting and beautiful post for the day! Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  5. Wow spectacular! Love these.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Happy SWF. Enjoy your weekend.

    " Regina "

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  6. Oh wow, spectacular display of lights.

    www.ewok1993.wordpress.com

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  7. Magnificent -- I never get tired of your beautiful light photos. What an amazing city!

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  8. these are so cool...reminds me of when I was a textile design student in college...playing with colorways...so beautiful...thanks for sharing!

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  9. The two last ones are really great. Must have been a wonderful atmosphere. Please have a nice Friday.

    daily athens

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  10. What great lighting effects. How could you not photograph it, very well done.

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  11. The lights are stunning. Beautiful photos.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Regards.

    Roberto

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  12. Thanks for sharing these simply magical pictures!

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  13. Awesome light projections on the cathedral. Great work.

    Chhatris of Orchha

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  14. An amazing array of pictures of what must have been an phantastic event. Love it.

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  15. In all my 80 years, have I seen anything like this. Absolutely about to blow my mind. Such breathtaking cathedrals and the way you shared them is amazing.

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  16. Spectacular shot, J Bar!

    And yeah the dark sky gave a nice effect on the lighted church.

    Happy weekend!

    Arlene
    http://www.midlifedancing.com/2010/06/swf-the-pool.html

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  17. Oh JBar, gorgeous shots of such a beautiful building!

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  18. Wow! It's fascinating! Miss lots of things in the city indeed!

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  19. Wow...love it so much...
    Amazing colorful lights :)

    Thanks for visiting

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  20. That is so incredible!
    It's one of those truly WOW moments of life!
    Thanks for sharing these spectacular photos!
    ~Maria

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  21. it does look quite vivid! must have been fun to see in person. Cool skywatch.

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  22. WOW ... those light shows are just amazingly lovely!

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  23. Wow very beautiful. It looked as though the cathedral has gone through different paintings. Very nice. Have a nice weekend.

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  24. Hi Jim, a hop and a skip and I am in Sydney watching the fairy tale colours of this cathedral. It really looks magic under the night sky.

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  25. WoooOoow! Amazing. Spectacular. Majestic! I love the play of the lights! this is truly Magical! :)
    great shots! :)
    thanks for visiting my blog..following you as well ..:)

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  26. Stunning pics!! I wish I could've seen this in real life - it must have been spectacular!

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  27. wow, this looks now more than amazing! like paintings! superb!

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  28. I know this beautiful and calm-giving cathedral but I've never seen such a great installation.

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  29. Magical! The last three are my favorites.

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  30. Wow, these are awesome shots of the Cathedral!

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  31. The lightshows are a new artform. Very beautiful, but you can only enjoy it for such a short time, therefore it's good you took these photos. Thank you for sharing.
    A lightshow is like a beautiful sunset or sunrise. It lasts only for a short time.

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  32. Extraordinary and very beautiful light shows. What a lot of work must have gone into each design.

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  33. Great sequence of shots ... though I really do preferring plain honey coloured sandstone.

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  34. Wow, very clever the way you show the various light features. I would have liked to see this in person.

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  35. Although the sky is only dark and black, I think this is a great choice for today's SWF. It's kind of magic, like a fairytale ... I love it.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  36. This absolutely stunning you captured it perfectly ...

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  37. Fabulous images, J BAR, and (in «Louis'» opinion) an apt choice for Sky Watch.

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  38. Well done, the color and design variations are amazing!

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  39. What a fantastic variety of colors. Very unusual and most interesting.

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  40. love all the images here! simply beautiful!

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  41. This is magic!!!!!!!!! Greetings from Luzia.

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  42. These photos are absolutely beautiful, I love them all!!!

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  43. These are so amazing! absolutely love these photos!

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  44. wow , photos are awesome and no doubt all are breath taking , i am planning to get some
    cheap ticket to australia
    and visit there

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  45. Oh man, this is soooooooo special, fantastic !! I wished I had seen it, but i'm already happy that you are showing it here.

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  46. awwwwwwww...one word! GORGEOUS!.....:)

    thanks for dropping by on my SWF entry....:) sorry for the late visit.

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