台中光影藝術節 Lumiere London

最近看到今年台中光影藝術節的宣傳影片。它播出了往年的片段非常精彩,街上真的很熱鬧,而歌劇院的激光表演也實在太酷了。所以我很期待下個月光影節的來臨。

在今年一月份的倫敦也舉辦了最大型的燈光節 Lumiere London。一般情況下在冬天我們是不會參與這些活動,因為會怕天氣寒冷及人多擠逼。但是,一旦你決定離開一個城市時,你的心態會開始有些改變。以往不會做的事情突然會很想去做。

整個活動有三十多個展品在倫敦市中心幾個不同地點展出,那晚我們應該看了差不多一半。最令我印象深刻的展品是在Oxford Street 和Piccadilly 一帶。巨大的展品掛在大樓外隨風中漂浮,加上它本身不斷地在慢慢變色,令人覺得它好像有生命一般。這一區是倫敦的心臟地帶,尤其在週六的晚上,平時一定會擠得水洩不通,但當晚因為封路,所以行人們就可以隨意地在街上欣賞展品。

我很高興當晚我們冒著寒冷的冬夜出外,好讓我們增添一個在倫敦的美好回憶。

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Yesterday I saw a promotion video for the 2016 Taichung Light Festival.  Clips from previous years’ festival especially the laser show at the Opera House looked pretty impressive so I look forward to next month’s event.

In January this year London hosted its largest light festival – Lumiere London. Normally we wouldn’t bother with these events due to over crowding and the bitterly cold winter weather.  However once you decide to leave a city, your mentality  changes and I’m glad we made the effort.

Thirty installations were displayed across the city and I think we managed to see about half of them. The most impressive ones we saw were around Oxford Circus and Piccadilly.  Massive installations floating above the streets and were bought to life with the  brilliant changing colours. This area is the heart of London especially on a Saturday night, but the roads were closed off for the festival allowing people to roam freely about.

I’m glad we braved the cold winter night and added another happy memory of London.

 

 

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