SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS (HONGKONG-MACAU Part 9)
After visiting Lantau Island we’ve decided to proceed to the promenade outside Museum of Art to witness the famed Symphony of Lights. Prior to the show, I tried my camera by taking the skyline of Hongkong– regrets.I didn’t have the right lens with me. How I wish I had a wide-angle camera to capture the great view of Hongkong. I also don’t have a tripod with me. So I just wish myself good luck.
A Symphony of Lights is a synchronised building exterior decorative light and laser multimedia display, featuring 44 buildings on both sides of the Victoria Harbour of Hong Kong accompanied by music. It has attracted over 4 million visitors and locals so far and is held every night for ten minutes.
The Show’s music and narration live at the “Avenue of Stars” and the promenade outside the Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai every night. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays the narration is in English while it is in Mandarin on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and Cantonese on Sundays.
The spectacular show comprises five major themes, taking spectators on a unique journey celebrating the energy, spirit and diversity of Hong Kong:
The first scene “Awakening” begins with flashes of laser lights that give life to a nucleus of light-energy which gradually illuminates participating buildings using an array of dancing lights and rainbow colour. This scene symbolises the genesis and powerful growth of Hong Kong.
The second scene “Energy” is represented by the display of rising colour patterns and the sweeping of the lasers and searchlights energetically across the night sky, signifying the vibrant energy of Hong Kong.
In the third scene “Heritage“, traditional lucky red and gold colours are displayed across buildings on both sides of the Harbour, complemented by the introduction of music using Chinese musical instruments, symbolising Hong Kong’s colourful heritage and rich cultural traditions.
The fourth scene “Partnership” features a display of laser beams and sweeping searchlights scanning across the Harbour, representing an illuminated connection with the opposite side. Beams reach out to symbolically connect the two sides of the Harbour into one greater and unified partnership.
The finale “Celebration” brings out a powerful rhythmic display of swirling, kaleidoscopic patterns of lights and beams dancing lively across the Harbour. The exciting final scene signifies the celebration of the close partnership between the two sides of the Harbour and represents an even brighter future for Asia’s world city – Hong Kong.
After the show, we went back to our hotel immediately to prepare ourselves for the next day’s adventure.
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