Let there be light: Lumiere Durham 2011

For the last few days Durham has been lit up by beautiful light installations from a number of talented artists for Lumiere 2011. Having visited the first Lumiere back in 2009, I was eager to visit this year. Having been an underrated attraction a couple of years ago, this year's Lumiere definitely had a better PR campaign. I don't think I've ever seen so many people in Durham, for a small historical city the amount of human traffic was slightly overwhelming. These are some snaps that I managed to get on the night but there are lots of (much better quality) photos on the website if you want to see more.

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My favourite piece of the night was the installation by Tracey Emin, a single phrase scrawled in blue neon lighting on the side of a church: 'be faithful to your dreams'. I didn't get any great shots of it but you can see it here. From the giant snow-globe in Market Square to the light show that was projected onto Durham Cathedral, the Lumiere was a beautifully tongue-in-cheek spectacle.

20 comments

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  2. The Lumiere event looks amazing. I took a look at it on Friday but Durham was really busy and it kind of put me off. I didn't realise that the lights were all around the city though, I thought it was just that giant snowglobe in the centre which people went to see! I'm glad you found some of the posts I shared on Sunday inspiring :).

    Sarah
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  3. These pictures are gorgeous! It looks like a super fun experience. I love the lights!

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  4. So pretty!

    Hope you well babe :) xx

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  5. wow- looks stunningly beautiful.

    xx-

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  6. These photos look amazing, I'm really liking the style of your blog as well, very inspiring!

    Esther xxox

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  7. Amazing! It must beautiful, loved it!!


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  8. Wow, that looks so incredible!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth
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  9. oh wow... I love all these colorful lights-- everything looks so much more magical with them!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  10. Such compelling photos! They really take you there and gives insight to your experience.

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  11. Oh so pretty pictures! It looks like you had a great time. Have a lovely day. <3<3

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  12. Brilliant installation works!! :) u must hv enjoyed it very much.

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  13. i love all these works of art all over the city!!! very cool!

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  14. oh my gosh, this is so cool! lovely photos, the first especially.

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