Nightfest in Pictures

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So last night we met up with Nat and Andrew and went to Floriade Nightfest.

I've never been before so I didn't know what to expect.  I imagined more of a light show, with flowers being light up by coloured lights or fairy lights or something.  So in that sense I was a little disappointed, as there wasn't really much of that.  But there were some pretty things and we ended up staying til after 10pm.  

Of course the first problem was getting in.  The tickets said 6:30pm, so that's when we arrived.  As did everyone else who had a ticket.  So all these people started crowding around and it was all a bit unorganised cause people didn't know if there were two different queues for people with or without tickets or what.  Took about twenty minutes to get through the gates.  I think if we were going to do it again we'd turn up at 7pm and be done with it.  But don't really think it was worth the $20 to do it again.

More photos after the jump...
Nightfest light column
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White lanterns
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Blue and white lanterns
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Carnival area
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Fire twirler (she had six flames on a hula hoop ring, was pretty cool)
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Tulips
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Reflections in Nerang Pool
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Poppies
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Coloured lanterns
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Albino waratah? :)
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Pyrophone Juggernaut
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Towards the end of the Pyrophone Juggernaut playing, they were building up and building up to the finale, and so I was trying to guess best expose settings for whatever was coming.
I guessed badly :)
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These things were way cool - they're actually rubber leaves that have been treated in Thailand to just leave the leaf skeletons behind, and then mounted together into these beautiful light strings.  I so totally wanted some!
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Stu was ready to collapse by this point, so we went home.  Want to go back again during the day to take another few hundred photos like I did last time at Floriade ;)

2 Comments

Missy said:

The leaf things look cool. I like the water reflections.

September 27, 2009 3:02 AM

   

Kazza the Blank One said:

Those leaves were amazing! I wondered how delicate they'd be, but because they're made of rubber, I think they'd be fairly strong.

September 27, 2009 9:11 AM

   

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