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.
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.
That's so pretty x
Oh the rings I sell at school are the same as a big blogger, hence why I don't sell them on my online shop, I bought a load before I knew her blog or her shop but now I wouldn't be comfortable selling the same as her online, I wear some in all my posts.x
So beautiful and festive!
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 :).
These pictures are gorgeous! It looks like a super fun experience. I love the lights!
Hope you well babe 🙂 xx
looks so fun!
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wow- looks stunningly beautiful.
These photos look amazing, I'm really liking the style of your blog as well, very inspiring!
Amazing! It must beautiful, loved it!!
Amazing pics dear!
Wow, that looks so incredible!
oh wow… I love all these colorful lights– everything looks so much more magical with them!
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Such compelling photos! They really take you there and gives insight to your experience.
STYLE. SAVVY. CHIC.
Oh so pretty pictures! It looks like you had a great time. Have a lovely day. <3<3
Brilliant installation works!! 🙂 u must hv enjoyed it very much.
i love all these works of art all over the city!!! very cool!
oh my gosh, this is so cool! lovely photos, the first especially.
wow! too cool! 🙂