London photos: flying fish at Lumiere London

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Two weekends back, London played host to an absolutely marvelous festival of lights called Lumiere London. For four evenings, some of the most famous areas of Central London turned off their usual lighting and let special art installations incorporating light illuminate the night.

The flying fish on Regent Street were, far and away, my favorite installation of the event. Or maybe they were gas whales from the upper atmosphere of Jupiter? It really did look like they were swimming up the street.

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Here they are in motion:

They changed colors, too:

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There were more around the corner on Piccadilly!

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Swimming and changing color. A different sub-species, perhaps?

One of their keepers. They came out of giant eggs!

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These creatures were truly magical, and I’m so happy I got to see them in person.

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RogerBW
RogerBW
Sat, Jan 30, 2016 7:49pm

Lovely! I particularly like the slow movement.

bronxbee
bronxbee
Sun, Jan 31, 2016 2:56am

i can see why these are your favorite. they are magical.

althea
althea
Sun, Jan 31, 2016 4:13pm

I would have been standing there with my mouth open the whole time. Any flying bugs could have gone in and out.

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  althea
Sun, Jan 31, 2016 11:31pm

Pretty much what I was doing.