Within UTS Housing Service, the housing centre for The University of Technology Sydney Building CB06 at 702-730 Harris Street, Ultimo
Facade of UTS Housing Service Centre in Ultimo that is lit up for Vivid Sydney 2022
Running along The Goods Line Walk which is a historical landmark are different light displays.
The Goods Line Walk is a former elevated rail track now transformed into a walking and cycling trail with lawns and ping pong tables.
A cute miniature Christmas buffet picnic display along The Goods Line Walk in Ultimo.
Along the Ultimo Pedestrian Network where a good number of folks were out to see the lights though it was a little chilly on this wintry night.
UTS Business School (Building 8) is designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. This spectacular building is nicknamed the ‘The Paperbag’ Building and is spectacular in display, form and material. Brick is used in the voluptuous facade which has curvaceous folds like a sculpture.
Central Station along Pitt Street in Haymarket New South Wales sits right smack in the heart of Sydney and is the largest and busiest railway station in Australia.
Central Station also serves as a major transport interchange for NSW TrainLink inter city rail services, Sydney’s train commuter rail services, Sydney light rail services, bus services as well as private coach services.
Central Station opened on 5 Aug 1906 and this heritage listed railway station is the 3rd station built with 12 platforms. A little trivia for you, Central Station was built on land previously occupied by the Devonshire Street Cemetery and the clock tower and upper levels of the station were later additions.
Looking across from the Sydney Opera House is the Museum of Contemporary Art which is lit up in vibrant colours. This cutting edge Australian museum houses contemporary and international art in this grand Art Deco building at the Rocks.
The iconic steel through arch bridge in Sydney spans Sydney Harbour and connects The Central Business District to North Shore in New South Wales. Locals call it the “Coathanger” and climbing to its peak is what some people do the catch the magnificent view. Just 600m away from the northern shore of the Harbour Bridge at Milsons Point is the brightly lit, Luna Park Sydney. This amusement park was constructed during 1935 but was closed in mid 1979 after a fire and later reopened and shuttered again in 1988 when independent inspections found several rides needing urgent repair. Luna Park reopened in 1995 but operations stopped after 13months due to complaints of noise pollution from residents living in the vicinity. After redevelopment the park opened its doors to the public in 2004 once again and has been in business since.
Quite a sight to see the sails of the Opera House covered in psychedelic hue.
Construction of the Sydney Harbour bridge began on 28 Jul 1923 and construction ended on 19 Jan 1932. The bridge is anchored to two granite faced concrete pylons and rise 134m above the water level. It is famous because of the engineering feat it took to build this largest steel arch bridge on the planet and it spans one of the earth’s finest natural harbour.
Circular Quay and some of the surrounding office buildings are lit in changing colour formations as part of Vivid Sydney 2022.
This Georgian Building erected in 1845 houses the Customs House of Sydney. It is a heritage listed museum space that attracts visitors; serves as a commercial building as well as an outdoor arts performance space located at Circular Quay in Sydney’s Central Business District.
Quay Quarter Tower at 50 Bridge Street bears an interesting architectural design that is contemporary and iconic by itself. Offices in this block have an amazing harbour view.
The colours play up the contemporary design that to me resembles stacked up lego blocks.
Customs House transformed into a manga playground.
This futuristic neon globe installation dominates First Fleet Park at the end of Circular Quay going towards the Rocks.
Lucky to have been able to catch Vivd Sydney 2022
Walking past the Museum of Contemporary Art which houses a hip collection of visual arts, quayside.
Love this public sculpture at the forecourt of the Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay. “Secret World of a Starlight Ember” ia an ellipsis of polished stainless steel pierced with thousands of tiny holes by Australian artist Lindy Lee. By day, it captures the surroundings and the viewer’s image dissolves into it, just as we are inextricably part of the universe. At night, light permeates through the perforations, making it look like a night sky of myriad of stars. The name of the sculpture alludes to the fact that a dying star still sends its light to us thousands of years later.
Street food vendors line Circular Quay where the Overseas Passenger Terminal is situated.
Cadmans Cottage is a quaint, historical sandstone building built in 1816 that served as a water transport Headquarters, a sailor’s home and a water police station over the years. It used to be by the water but construction of Circular Quay has moved it 100m inland.
Going right to the end of Circular Quay where the Ocean liners dock, I was able to capture the Sydney Opera House now dressed in delightful Aboriginal prints.
Cutting through Campbells Cove where more people were seen converging.
Cute cartoons found at the ASN Co Building, a heritage building located at Hickson Road, the Rocks. Completed in 1885, it is built in the Pre-Federation Anglo Dutch style and served as the principal offices and warehouse for the Australasian Steam Navigation Company until the company’s merger with the Government of New South Wales in 1887. It was later used as an ordinance facility and government administrative offices.
This Clock tower section of the heritage building looks like part of a castle. Since 1989, the ASN Co Building has been owned by the Sydney Cove Redevelopment Authority and this fine building is used as an art gallery displaying the works of Ken Done whose simple and brightly coloured images depicts Australian landmarks.
I must tell you how thrilled I am to be able to see Vivid Sydney 2022 for myself. I have read about this annual event and have seen pictures of previous light installations from social media posts and the web but nothing beats being there and experiencing it live!
The event has had a hiatus due to the CoVid situation, but I reckon it has made an even stronger and bigger comeback as a result. Kudos to the event organisers for putting up such a brilliant show and it is certainly the pride and honour that all Sydneysiders share as they showcase to the world their beautiful city and harbour.
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