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London videos: Circus of Light at Lumiere London


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.

In the big plaza called Granary Square, near King’s Cross, the Circus of Light was projected onto a former warehouse turned restaurants, art galleries, and other examples of urban renewal. (Click here for a larger version of the image above. See here for what Granary Square looks like on a regular day.)


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Here’s the beginning of the show:

The whole show was pretty long, and I didn’t record it all. But here are a few more snippets:

This show attracted a huge crowd:


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I futzed with this one a little so you could see the crowds:


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I’m posting my photos from Lumiere London until I run out. Use the “Lumiere London” tag to find the other posts in this series.

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