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Sunday, February 10, 2013

LUMINOUSnight.....


The hallowed 'walls' of UWA (The University of Western Australia 1913 - 2013), exploded into life on Friday evening to celebrate the centenary of its inception with the most astounding light show  depicting the history of the university, beginning with the arrival of the first settlers.....
The first university building and the commencement of the university as we know it today.....
This was one of my favourite images, women were among the first students in 1913.....
and I knew as soon as the peacock sauntered onto the scene it would develope into something stunning, it's tail fanned open and covered the whole facade in splendorous colour.....
Sorry about the overload of pics today, these are just a few from the night, the show was so good, if they put up a link to it in the next few days I'll post it and if you have a spare fifteen minutes you can have a gander! There is just so much going on in Perth right now, The Fringe Festival is still running, The Perth Festival opened last night..it's fabulous madness at every turn..I'll do my best, but c'est impossible! Hope your weekend is going well, mine as you can see is crazy, take care.....


40 comments:

  1. Grace, that is absolutely beautiful! Wow!

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  2. Wow! We need to copy Perth! Now I wanna visit even more!
    Aloha

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  3. What terrific, beautiful photos for the day, Grace! And what a fun celebration!! Wish I could have been there! I do love your captures!! Hope your weekend is going well -- it does look like it is!!

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  4. I hate the word "awesome," but this light show and your photos are truly awesome! I've seen these light shows in videos but never in person. I can just imagine how spectacular this was. Like you said, everything happens in Perth. You're lucky!

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  5. What a fantastic light show. Thanks for posting all those shots. They are great.

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  6. Fantastic shots of what looks like a fantastic show :)

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  7. I love projected images on buildings such as this - it makes for such a dramatic show!
    Your photos are excellent and not easy to take at night I imagine.
    Friends of friends left for Perth today from Scotland for a family wedding and I'm rather jealous!

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  8. Oh wow, astounding! They do this here as well, but it is usually just shapes and colors.

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  9. I've never seen one of these light shows except on blogs - fabulous Grace.

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  10. A stunning light show and you've captured it beautifully .... I love the purple peacock..... Did you use a tripod Grace?

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  11. There are shows on our Parliament Hill in the summer nights shining lights onto Centre Block, but this is more colourful.

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  12. I don't have words for this! It's fabulous! Love, love, love it!

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  13. Brilliant camera work Grace, to capture such night scenes- so many and such diversity- tres bien!

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  14. Looks amazing. These type of light shows get more & more sophisticated.

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  15. So, so clever. I have heard of a lot of Melbourne based comedians have headed west for Fringe.

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  16. It is amazing what they can do with light. Your second picture is the most beautiful.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  17. What a superb show that looks! You have captured it so well, as you do with everything, Grace :-)

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    1. Congratulations on the anniversary!
      Great show.
      College women ... very good.
      Great Post.
      Hugs.

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  18. That would be something to see!

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  19. AMAZING! The best light shows I have ever seen have been in Australia. It seems like a national skill. Bravo. And congratulations to the university on its centennial.

    You asked about Florida temperatures. I tried to convert them to Celsius. I am in Florida from November through April, our winter, and the high temperatures are typically somewhere between 21 and 29 degrees. Today it was 25 degrees. It is the dry season, with little rain, but because we are on the gulf, there is some humidity. We are not here in the summer, when it is typically 31 to 35 degrees. The temperature builds during the day and is released around four or five o'clock in a big, noisy thunderstorm. It almost never reaches 40 degrees Celsius.

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  20. Wow. We once went so a son et lumiere show somewhere in the Loire valley but this blows it away. Is there video we can see?

    But, um, the way you put the beginning of the text, it sounds like the the university was around for a century and then, er, perhaps expired?

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  21. Outstanding! Just based on your incredible pictures of the light show, that must have been simply amazing to see in person!

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    1. I've watched the full video now -- outstanding production! I especially like the peacock and how the birds flew in dropping the letters for "Seek Wisdom" near the ending. Thanks for sharing your great pictures of this event!

      Here is a link to the youtube video:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWAlGHez4aA

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  22. Great photos Grace. I can imagine all the ohhhs and ahhhs as the light show progressed.

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  23. What amazing and lovely night shots!

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  24. Fantastic!!
    Probably the most unique blog posting I have seen for a long time!
    Have fun and enjoy all the great events in your city!:)

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  25. Wonderful series, Grace, you can show more of them!

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  26. i can only imagine how satisfying it must be to paint with light.

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  27. I'd call that first on, "Splash".

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  28. Oh my gosh, what a spectacle, what a show!! Would've loved such a dazzling display, your photos capture it brilliantly!

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  29. Outstanding event and your pictures are wonderful!Thanks for sharing the energy and positivism of this special night!
    Léia

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  30. NEVER apologize for sharing excellent and fascinating photos!

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  31. Ooh, that was awesome! I would love to see a light show like this one of these days, but, for now, thank you for sharing the magic with us.

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