Whitenight 2018 – Melbourne Australia

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17th February 2018

Over 700,000 visitors to Melbourne’s annual event Whitenight  and growing in popularity each year.

As one of the photographers for the first event, I said at that time,  I would never volunteer again. The crowds were packed into a small area and you could hardly move at times. Over the years the event has been spread out from the Museum and Royal Exhibition buildings to the Alexandra gardens, diluting the density of people in any one place.  Security was at its highest and a very welcome visible Police presence within sight of wherever you were.

I could not get to all of the events – just a few pics of where I have been to, National Gallery of Victoria, Flinders Street, Swanston Street, The Fashion Stage on Burke Street, the Uptown Funk Stage, The State Library and the Exhibition building, Carlton Gardens.

The animated displays inside the State Library and the Exhibition buildings  were truly awesome and one cannot  but think of  the many artists and their hours of creativity  that went into these visual displays.

Videos cannot be displayed on this Blog. More pics in high res  can be seen at  https://kevin-peterson.smugmug.com/Cultural-Festivals/Whitenight-2018-Melbourne-Australia

The Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton

The Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton

Inside the Victorian State Library

Inside the Victorian State Library

Inside the Victorian State Library

Inside the Victorian State Library

Verandah and Balcony Artists – Swanston Street

Ogopogo Melbourne – Band

Ogopogo Melbourne – Band

Ogopogo Melbourne – Band

Ogopogo Melbourne – Band

Ogopogo Melbourne – Band

Ogopogo Melbourne – Band

Ogopogo Melbourne – Band

Ogopogo Melbourne – Band

Verandah and Balcony Virtuosos

Melbourne Town Hall – Swanston Street

Melbourne Town Hall – Swanston Street

Melbourne Town Hall – Swanston Street

Federation Square – Melbourne

St Paul’s Cathedral – Melbourne

St Paul’s Cathedral – Polarised Light show

St Paul’s Cathedral – View through the Polarised Light Filter

St Paul’s Cathedral – View through the Polarised Light Filter

St Paul’s Cathedral

Federation Square – Melbourne

Flinders Street – Melbourne, Australia

Flinders Street – Melbourne, Australia

Flinders Street – Melbourne, Australia

IIluminated Fish – Yarra River

IIluminated Fish – Yarra River

Victorian Arts Centre Spire

National Gallery of Victoria

Waterwall – National Gallery of Victoria

National Gallery of Victoria

National Gallery of Victoria

National Gallery of Victoria

Verandah and Balcony Virtuosos

Verandah and Balcony Virtuosos

Verandah and Balcony Virtuosos – Opera