Saturday, 29 May 2010


It is an breathtaking sight standing in front of St Mary's Cathedral at night, watching it change colour and pattern in front of you. The size of the historical architectures, the lights, the history and story each changing projection tells...if there's an enjoyable way to discover and celebrate Sydney's history and legacy of Governor Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie this is it.

MACQUARIE VISIONS starts from St Mary's Cathedral, through Macquarie St to The Australian Consevatorium of Music where historical building are artistically lit up with changing light projection visuals and stories as part of VIVID SYDNEY. Did you know that Governer Macquarie by the end of his term had started at least 200 public projects? Neither did I!

This festivity of light is a great and visually stimulating way to get to know our city in every way. You'll also be visually inspired with the Downer Arch that starts Macquarie St- yes arching from one side of the road to the other! Take the kids between Friday and Sunday and the journey will be light littered with street performers. Keep an eye or ear out for The Organ Grinder performer on Macquaries St, he'll add some musical joy to this visual storytelling journey.

Review by Kathy Luu

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