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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Winter Lights Festival and Signs

On Friday 12th July, Jose and I drove to the city to meet up with two friends to go and watch the Winter Lights Festival at Brookfield Place. The festival running from 6 to 11pm had opened on the 3rd July and ended on the 13th July.

After parking we walked to Perth Station where we met our friend Vina. From there we walked to St George's Terrace a couple of blocks away, and along the way I snapped photos from Perth's illuminated buildings.


Some of the night lit buildings in the city centre


At Brookfield Place, the 3 of us stood in front of the main facade admiring the Circus "acts", when our other friend Mena called to say she had just finished work and was ready to join us. She works just down the road, so she met us a few minutes later, and then we went into the courtyard through a narrow lane to admire the rest of the Winter light show.







There were loads of people and both adults and kids were delighted with the light show projections whose theme was "The circus", by Electric Canvas.











Brookfield Place is Perth's 2nd highest building at 244mt (801ft) high, located in St George's Terrace, and apart from office space, the surrounding areas offer cultural experiences, art exhibitions, festivals, curated dining and shopping.


The interactive flowers "Florescentia" by Zara Pasfield was mesmerizing and we stood in front of the "flowers" to see them fold and unfold and change colours.  You can watch the video below.


Florescentia - interactive flowers






The "UV Spaghetti" delighted the kids who twisted or braided the fluorescent cords.


UV Spaghetti






The "Mountain of Light" by Angus Muir was beautiful, with perspex blocks in the shape of a mountain changing into various colours.




The various restaurants in Brookfield Place had extended festival trading hours, kid friendly menus and for the most cost conscious there were food trucks. One of them caught my eye with the name "The good, the bad, the hungry".


Food trucks at Brookfield Place 
Jose was keen to eat Japanese food, and our friend Mena indicated Jaws Sushi in Hay Street (a pedestrian area), just a block up the road. 
It was our first time in a sushi train restaurant, where plates with sushi and other Japanese food comes past the seating patrons on a rotating conveyor belt and you just pick what you want.

Plates were different colours which indicated different prices, and in the end the waitress just adds up the prices depending on the colour plates you've got in front of you. 
We thought the food was delicious, and if we wanted something in the menu that wasn't coming by on the sushi train we could just ask the chef in the middle and he would order  from the kitchen somewhere behind the wall.

Jaws Sushi - sushi train restaurant
City shops close at 9pm, and it was 8,45 when we left the restaurant just in time to walk a few metres down the pedestrian area to Gel√°re to eat one of their delicious waffles, well just 1/2 a waffle ūüėČ.
And so ended our lovely evening with friends.

Waffles by Gelare
Participating in SIGNS. To check other signs from around the world click on this link.

My youtube video of the Florescentia interactive flowers.


31 comments:

  1. How fun. I would have enjoyed this very much.

    I love the colored plates meal. I've done this before.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. Thanks Sandee. I enjoyed the Sushi train meal, I had seen it before but never tried it.

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  2. What a fabulous event that light show is!

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  3. I have eaten at restaurants like that and have always enjoyed the selection. I am sure it works well for the establishment, as you tend to eat a little more than you should since everything passing in front of you looks so good.

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    1. Quite right David, I think that happened to us, but everything we ate was delicious.

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  4. I LOVED the Circus. It was a great light show and a joy to see. Spaghetti was quite unusual.

    I have never seen a restaurant like that before. How unique and different. Here in the states we have buffets, but very few places make every plate ala carte. Thanks for sharing this because it was totally new to me.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. The Spaghetti was just a bunch of cords hanging from a frame with a green light shining onto them, but the kids (and adults) had a lot of fun braiding the cords, etc. The Japanese Sushi train was a first for us too, but I'm sure we'll repeat.

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  5. ...what fabulous light shows.

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  6. That is a very, very big WOW from here!
    Beautiful, and so creative with the flowers and spaghetti!
    And I sure do love the motto "The good, the bad, the hungry" :-) - which, the latter, I am now!
    Clever system with the colored plates, too.

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    1. Thanks Iris, the flowers were amazing, folding and unfolding. I actually should have posted the video I made.
      That sign in the food van was great :)

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  7. Great theme of the circus for the light show - is it just me or does Australia do these light shows like no where else! I would have really enjoyed this!
    Wren x

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    1. I haven't seen them anywhere else, so I can say Australia does great light shows. Thanks Wren :)

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  8. Hoje é só para dar conta do meu regresso à blogosfera.

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    1. Bem vindo Pedro, espero que tenha tido umas boas ferias :)

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  9. Espectacular este festival da luz, aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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    1. Obrigada Francisco, tambem gostei muito. Boa semana

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  10. I love those light shows, wonderful!

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  11. Um festival cheio de luz e muita cor. Beijinho e boa semana.

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    1. Obrigada Sandra, boa semana para si tambem.

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  12. I keep forgetting you are in winter! Boy, those lights are just fabulous; loaded with color and so pretty! I would be very happy to see all this!

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    1. Great to brighten up a winter's night, even though our winters aren't that cold. Thanks Jeanie.

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  13. Beautiful.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  14. Such a colourful post.
    The lights are fantastic and you've caught it so well in the lovely photographs you've shared.

    All the best Jan

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  15. These kind of light shows are always nice to watch. They haven’t reached Sweden yet (that I know of), but we used to watch them in Prague.
    The food looked delicious and the waffles even more yummy!

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