Macquarie Visions, part of the Vivid Sydney festival. Lachlan Macquarie is credited with bringing a lot of development to New South Wales, so Macquarie Visions were several light and sound displays celebrating his accomplishments. By far the most amazing was the display at St. Mary’s Cathedral, which really had to be seen to be appreciated, but I attempted to capture it in pictures. Besides the beautiful images being projected on the face of the cathedral, they were also playing a recording of a cool cello composition that was being played on Mrs. Macquarie’s cello, which was restored for the occasion. It was around this time that I realized that I should have brought a tripod, but Amanda was happy to lend me a shoulder to steady my camera on. We made our way down Macquarie Street and ended up at the Opera House, which also had displays projected on the ‘sails’. I didn’t think the pictures were particularly beautiful, but I did appreciate the technical prowess required to project images onto such an oddly-shaped canvas. It was really cool to be walking around at night, just enjoying these amazing displays with hundreds of other people, and Amanda and I both really appreciated that the city would put together something like this. We had no idea the festival would be going on when we planned our trip, so I feel really lucky to have been able to experience it.
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