Let there be Light…

19 Mar 2012 –  metaphorical meaning of dispelling ignorance

Creation of Light, by Gustave Doré. The engraving depicts a literal representation of Genesis 1:1

It was a lovely cool evening after the St Patrick’s parade activities and since this was in walking distance, took the opportunity to see what the lights are about. Tkx CH for being such a spot to accompany me on this Walk in the Lights 🙂

i Light Marina Bay 2012: http://www.ilightmarinabay.sg
Asia’s 1st & Only Sustainable Light Art Festival in SIN, 9 Mar-1 Apr

To view all the displays one should start from Customs House, walk around MBS, Helix Bridge, along Esplanade Drive and to the Merlion.

Disorders ll/TAN Swee Siong

Wedding couple not part of the display but maybe having second thoughts with 5Qu1D/Ryf Zanini. Perhaps they should sit on the Deck Journey/Zulkifle Mahmod to clear their minds 🙂

The Light Dam/Uno Lai, and Bio Shell/Shinya Okuda. Pix credits to CH, (wrapped in the plastic feeling trapped) 🙂 🙂

Pretty effects with the green lighting up the pillars. How these fragile looking support foundations of the ArtScience Museum can take the size and weight of the lotus-shaped structure is amazing!

Some years ago, a daylight pix of Esplanade/Theatres on the Bay with Swissôtel The Stamford in between was circulating around. Managed to capture from HelixB with a different, a not so high building in between. The one with the hotel in between was taken from MBS. Hope that it will not burst the ego of the person who circulated the first pix 🙂 🙂 🙂

My favourite: Key Frames/Groupe LAPS, France: tubes to create a display of more than 20 static stick figures. When paired with an electrifying soundtrack, the lights create a choreographed display which evokes movement, activity and a festive atmosphere.

Even the Merlion was slowly filled in with different colour lights. For the benefits to those who are not familiar with this mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, used as a mascot and national personification of SIN. Mer meaning the sea with a fish body which represents SIN origins as a fishing village when it was called Temasek which means sea town in Javanese. The lion head represents SIN, Singapura meaning lion city!

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light – Plato

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