a light festival in the darkness of winter
We managed to come back from Morocco just in time for the last day of the Lux Helsinki light festival. There were several installations, spread across downtown Helsinki, all celebrating light in the darkest part of the year. Apart from the installations being interesting and well made, it was great to see so many people walking around in the dark winter evening. I didn’t take many pictures during our walk, but I thought I’d share some of the ones I did take. The best part, of course, was the fire show…
I hope you enjoy the pictures, and that you’re having a great year 2013!
Fire troupe Etna had a beautiful show in the center of town.
I’ve seen several fire shows before, but this one was exceptionally well choreographed. I find these shows very intriguing, because the memory of the show itself, and the photos that come out of it are so different… Both wonderful in their own way.
The show ended with sparks!
There was also an interesting light show on the cathedral… Unfortunately, the sky was not at its most beautiful.
The relatively new biking/pedestrian path, Baana, hosted several installations.
There were all kinds of things hanging in the trees, too… Some of them creepier than others. It worked really well in the dark evening!
It takes the darkness for us to appreciate the Light, doesn’t it! Love the images, especially the sparks!
Yes, it usually does. 🙂 The festival was just what was needed. Glad you enjoyed the post!
i like the effect on the tunnel. black light [UV]
was big here in the states back in the 70s. i
still have one of my bulbs.
I liked that effect, too. 🙂 Does that bulb still work? Thanks for the comment, pip! 🙂
it should still work, having just been sitting in the bulb box for decades… 🙂
You certainly make night photography appealing.
I’m happy to hear that! 🙂