Durham Lumiere

So this weekend I visited Lumiere at Durham a festival of light installations all around the city, it was really awesome seeing artworks out just embedded in the scenary and buildings, and projected onto it, but not everything was projection.

There were some truely magical hanging gardens of lights, almost fairy like that spread around the Castle (I think, I got quite turned around by their reorganising flows and opening gates normally shut) and the Cathedral had figures all across it and apparently inside was awesome.

There was also a giant cube of … soul jars?  Where you could record your face and have it appear inside one of the kilner jars at the display randomly.

Probably the most beautiful thing however was the giant flying, colour changing fish.  There were two of these, looping and diving and swimming through the air in the main square above the statue of Neptune, truely magical :)

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