January can be a bit of a bleak month. We’ve spent the previous one eating, drinking and spending too much. The excitement of Christmas has passed, and we’re all now broke and on diets. It is still cold outside, and in general; January feels a little bit dull.
It was a 4 day festival, urging Londonders to ‘see winter in a new light.’ Temporary art installations with both static and multimedia formats, from a number of international artists popped up all over London, and truely brightened up the place.
I took a stroll around on the opening night (Thursday January 14th), and although it was busy, it wasn’t as busy as it was on Saturday, when the lights were temporarily turned off in places, due to overcrowding,
Location of the lights
Lumiere turned many iconic buildings into a a spectacutlar explosion of colour, and were located at Kings Cross , Mayfair, Piccadilly, Regent Street, St James’ Traflagar Square, and Westminster.
I went along with a great Photographer called Chris, who is showing me the ropes in taking better travel photos.
We started off at Kings Cross and worked our way back into Central London, but didn’t get to see everything sadly.
Here are some snaps from my time at Lumiere London
‘Elephantastic’ in Regent Street
Lightbulbs hanging up near Carnaby street