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This is Vivid! Sydney

Last year I missed Vivid Sydney event, I was on the other side of the planet happily travelling. Oh yeah I’m back home in Sydney! This year’s Vivid Sydney 2012 light show stretches from huge 3D mapped projections on Sydney Opera House, Customs House and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia to interactive light art sculptures all the way around to Dawes Point and continues in Walsh Bay. Since 2009 Vivid Sydney light sculptures and art show became a huge thing in Sydney, Australia and internationally. I went for a stroll there at the opening night and wasn’t the only ones. This international art show definitely has become a trendy gallery.

 

 

Sydney Opera House | huge 3D mapped projections lit by German light art design company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia | complete with light art installations, motion and interactive collaboration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customs House | is lit with animated sequences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light Sculptures | visitors move around various light art sculputures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Eat Art Truck | A mobile food truck differed in their artistic creativity

 

 

 

Sydney Harbour Bridge at night

 
Have you seen the Sydney Opera House lightshow this year? Watch the video til the end..it’s amazingly well-crafted!!! URBANSCREEN Light Sydney Opera House

 

Coffee Moments |1| Photo

Flat white in Glebe, Sydney

Coffee lover – and I am for sure.

I love the aroma of fresh brewed coffee, the smell of coffee beans, the variety, the cup, the art of the barista, my senses come alive.. some people like black coffee, some people like white coffee.  It’s just an acquired taste.

I enjoy sitting in a cafe anywhere around the world, watching the street life like and taste a cup of local coffee. I’ve learned to appreciate all the work that goes into a cup of coffee. Maybe something only other coffee lovers will appreciate. But again, it shows that a humble cup of coffee can also make a great shooting opportunities everywhere when I travel RTW.

See you on my next post!

Coffee Moments Around The World | hope you enjoy your cup! 😉

Space pic this week: Jupiter and Venus

Jupiter & Venus on 20 March 2012. Taken with my compact small camera.

No, they are not aircraft landing lights, but the two brightest worlds in the sky, Venus and Jupiter. I was amazed that I was able to see the two most brilliant worlds-the brightest lights of Venus and Jupiter pop out at evening dusk with unaided eyes. They are the closest in years – March 2012 and near the moon by the month’s end.

I just got off from work, and it was around 8.00pm AEDT in Sydney on 20 March. The two worlds look a little to the north of west as the sky starts becoming dark. I was lucky had my compact camera in my handbag, used the surface of my car to provide firm support for my camera. It is relatively easy to photograph such bright planets without the Moon light.

According to Sydney Observatory, “the position of Venus and Jupiter from 6 to 26 March 2012 low in the north-west can be seen in the sky. Each evening they are in a slightly different position with respect to each other. Arguably, the best sight will be on 26 March when the crescent Moon moves between the two bright planets. That will definitely be worth seeing and photographing. Conjunctions of Venus and Jupiter do happen every few years and are always worth observing. The most recent similar conjunction was the wonderful ‘smiley face’ one of 1 December 2008 when the Moon joined the two bright planets to form a smiling face.” If you are in Sydney – Australia, try this Monthly Sky Guides to help you find your way around the sky.

Good luck with observing the two close worlds this month in March 2012. No matter where you are on Earth now, you can’t miss these two worlds in the west as darkness falls! 😉

 

Take a break,have a coffee!


Lovely latte art. A fabulous cup of flat white at Chatswood café in Sydney.

I love Coffee – a real coffee made from an espresso machine here in Australia as well as travelling in different countries. My favourite coffee is flat white – the surface is flat and white unlike latte or cappuccino. It must be an Australian thing not to have a coffee with too much froth. When it’s done right, it’s a really nice, balanced cup of coffee.

The last 2 weeks I was pretty busy at work. I will post more frequently, sorry for the break! Hope you enjoy a cup of coffee too.

 

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