To whet your appetite, we have an exclusive clip from Part II in which Judith tours the grandiose Osterly Park. Located on the western outskirts of London – it’s a Tudor manor house magically transformed by the architectural star of the day, the Scotsman Robert Adam, in 1761, and designed specifically for the function of the 18th century: grand entertainment.
Once again, London displayed its reputation as a city of intrigue and wonder as a cacophany of light beamed across the city.
Over the course of a chilly weekend in January, throngs of visitors flocked to wander the streets and join the hunt in and around the city’s central spots to seek out luminary gems.
Luminous fish kites hovered above the popular shopping district of Regent Street, gigantic flowers resembling triffids swayed in the gardens of Leicester Square, and a series of mannequins formed by netted structures set in various poses; flying above or seated atop rooftops in St.James, near the Piccadilly Arcade.
Elsewhere, blinking match stick men shifted rhythmically towards and away from the crowds, the sonic effects of Elephantastic and her baby elephant swinging in her trunk reverberated through the crowd whilst Westminster Abbey was intricately lit by light that integrated with its structure entitled called ” The Light of the Spirit.”
Lumiere was presented by Artichoke, the production company who brought London to standstill with The Sultan’s Elephant.
Thanks to Neda Dorudi for the images
Where’s the most expensive spot in the world to celebrate the end of the year (and the beginning of a new one, of course)? Boxing Day sales may be rife, but they’re only in order for us to save money for a special NYE. If you’re in or heading to the UK to ring in the New Year, maybe you’d like to shop around using this interactive planner thanks to hotelsdirect.co.uk to work out which city fits your budget.
Feature image by On.My.Bigfoot, Flickr creative commons