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Monday, June 26, 2017

A Vivid Sydney Photo Diary

Vivid Sydney is an annual winter festival of light, music and ideas showcasing amazing light sculptures, creative industry forums and a cutting-edge contemporary music program. The most iconic part of Vivid is the illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails! Vivid Sydney is grown to become the largest of its kind in the world and is an event that has been on my radar for a long time. We made the trip down the Sydney on the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend and loved exploring the city whilst being dazzled by the light installations! Vivid has grown so big that this year there was over 400 music events, 260 ideas sessions and 90 light installations spread across seven locations! Our favourite aspects of the festival were seeing the Opera House lit up, experiencing the light and music show at Darling Harbour, taking part in the Vivid Light walk along the foreshore, through the lanes and backstreets of The Rocks and through the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens.


Monday, June 19, 2017

A Luxury Staycation at Rydges Sydney Central

Over the recent long weekend, we headed down to Sydney for a nice little staycation and to check out the annual Vivid Festival which had been on my Sydney bucket list for a while! We booked an amazing Vivid package at Rydges Sydney Central and loved the uniqueness of this modern, elegant hotel and its convenient location in Surry Hills. We had an amazing weekend checking out all that Vivid had to offer and really enjoyed our stay at Rydges, a hotel we would certainly return to again when visiting the city.

Sydney Harbour and Circular Quay