For four days, four of the most iconic areas in the city centre of London (Mayfair – King’s Cross – Piccadilly, Regents Street, St. James’s – Trafalgar Square and Westminster) were lit up during the Light Festival Lumiere. There were 30 locations to visit for free. I decided to visit as many as I could. At times I had to search quite a bit to find certain light installations. ‘The travellers’ was one of them. To find this installation, you needed to look up on top of buildings.
For the festival, part of the streets in the city centre were closed, so one could walk on the streets. It felt like London city had been transformed into an open air museum.
The installation I loved the most was the one hanging above Oxford Circus named 1.8 London by Janet Echelman and Studio Echelman. This enormous net sculpture is named after one of the astonishing impacts of the Japanese eaurthquake and tsunami in 2011.
Lumiere is sponsored by Artichoke and supported by the Mayor of London. Artichoke is passionate about the possibility of light and how it can transform urban environments.