Photo101 Rehab #21 – Festival of Light Amsterdam

As promised to some of you I captured with an Olympus E-M10, a few more pictures of the  light sculptures of the Amsterdam’s Light Festival.

This is the Amsterdam Light Festival

“This is the third edition of the winter light festival.  For more than fifty days, the historical center of Amsterdam will be the unique décor for this international festival.

The theme for this year’s festival, ‘A Bright City’, challenges artists to create a tribute to life the city. The resulting artworks present a unique take on the modern city of Amsterdam. The third edition of the festival started on 27 November 2014 till 18 January 2015.

The city is decorated by light sculptures, projections and installations by contemporary international and national artists.

The boat route, Water Colors, will take visitors past artworks along Amsterdam’s canals and the Amstel. The walking route,Illuminade, goes through the city center.

During the festival, light will play a central role in the city as museums and institutions organize light-related activities, introducing visitors to innovations in light art.

The Festival is the result of a joint venture between cultural institutions, the municipality, knowledge institutes and businesses in Amsterdam. Public funding has also played a significant role, and hotels and restaurants donate a portion of their income.

The festival is also extremely aware of the sustainability factor. Lighting design is high-tech, interactive and intelligent. The lighting industry is undergoing a radical revolution, in which numerous innovations and dramatic energy savings will be realized in the coming years. Dutch companies are leading this revolution.

Thanks to the festival, the city of Amsterdam is enriched and illuminated with art that changes public space during the darkest time of the year, art to which the spectator will have a surprised, enthusiastic or playful response.

Wishing you a happy holiday season!

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25 thoughts on “Photo101 Rehab #21 – Festival of Light Amsterdam

  1. Oh Lucile – thank you for sharing these, I’ve been longing to see them. Don’t you just love how this camera responds to light on water?! I love the colour that you can pick yp in reflection.
    I got my Christmas wish! A new lens to try out 😋😝😛 So excited.
    Merry Christmas!!!! XOX


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