That’s a BIG Bird up in the tree and all lit up.
Actually it is French artist Cedric Le Borgne’s ethereal and illuminated sculpture “Was That a Dream?”
We went walking around Mayfair and West End London last night to look at the light installations. “Was That a Dream?” or as we call it “The Nightingale in Berkeley Square” was our favourite. They even had a soundtrack to accompany the installation.
We walked from Berkeley Square to Piccadilly and came across this light installation at the Royal Academy of Arts – “Love Motion” by Rhys Coren.
This Matisse-inspired animation of two paper-cut figures was projected onto the Royal Academy of Arts.
Sometimes it was just a simple message … by Tracey Emin: Be Faithful to Your Dreams in St. James’s Churchyard
And around the corner from it was “My Light is Your Light“a tribute by artist Alaa Minawi from Palestine/Lebanon to Syrian refugees …We walked up to Piccadilly Circus – beside the newly installed “advertising” panels was a projection of “Voyage” (by Camille Gross and Leslie Epsztein) onto the Hotel Café Royal – We called it a night after that … there are a lot more – over 50 installations all over London illuminated just this weekend. Unlike the Paddington Bear installations, I don’t think we’re going to see them all!
May’s comment: Lumiere London is back! We saw it two years ago and it was fabulous. This time it is spread out around London – not sure we’ll see them all. But what a lovely way to light up January when all the Christmas lights have been turned off and the days are still short. In fact, when we started off at 5:30pm to avoid the crowds, I thought the stores were opening late specially for Lumiere London but it was actually still opening hours.