Yesterday I had the pleasure of showing you the Winston-Salem Light Project in North Carolina. Today we take a trip around the globe to see other illuminating lighting events.
First Stop New York City…
On Election Day we watched as CNN projected winner in each state; the iconic spire of the Empire State Building displayed the race to 270 electoral votes with the building’s spiffy new LED lights—blue for the Democrat, and red for the Republican.
Two days ago the buildings new energy-efficient LED lights were on full display again, swaying in sync to the music of Alecia Keys tunes “Girl on Fire” and “Empire State of Mind.” This is the first ever light show for the building, word is, it won’t be the last!
Each November the Glow Festival in Eindhoven, Netherlands buts on a fantastic show. let’s have a look at the 2011 show, designed by Luminarie De Cagna
The Swiss Company Projektil projected 3D images onto and inside of De Catharinakerk (the Catharina Church), bring the chapel to life with both static and scrolling images. The dazzling display both illuminating and engaging.
If one weren’t a believer yet, try the heavenly Renaissance & Romanesque LED “Cathedral of Lights” At the 2012 Light Festival (held in January) in Ghent Belgium, also a creation of Luminarie De Cagna.
Each year in October, Berlin is turned in to a large light festival for 2 weeks. Artists from around the world light up over 70 famous landmarks throughout the city.
And finally each November Loy Krathong festival takes place on the evening of the full moon in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. In an incredibly beautiful and simplistic display, a host of thousands of ‘khom loy’ (floating lanterns) are launched into the night sky. Along with these lanterns bad spirits and misfortune are expelled.
I guess this puts Christmas decorating in a whole new “light”. Tell me what you think.