Lumiere London 2018 Part Two

So for a second night OH and I headed out into the dark to find the light. This time we started in Victoria but my camera was really playing up so many of the photos to follow are from my mobile so apologies in advance as my photo sizes and scale are very mixed.
 First up was an amazing light in front of the Catholic Cathedral in Westminster, just down from the Abbey. The light was powered by pedal power and of course OH had to have a go. 

 We then spotted this rather intriguing video on the way to Westminster Abbey which showed a video lots of people walking up the wall. The weirdest one was a lone bride. 
 One of the highlights of the Festival was this, Westminster Abbey in surreal, garish colours. It really was quite surreal and quite beautiful. 
 My master plan was to jump on the tube at this point up to Charing Cross to save walking but OH was having none of it so we walked up to see this installation in Trafalguar Square. 
The view was better from the steps looking down 
Onwards and upwards towards Leicester Square where there was a surreal but crowded garden. We walked around the square but I did take a quick snap of this magnificent fox at the entrance 
Up to Chinatown where these amazing flamingos were flying up and down the street. Three incredible puppets followed by the crowds 
 Cafe Royal's video display was wonderful but sadly over shadowed by the new advertising boards at Picadilly whose light bleached the video display which was a real shame. 
 This installation was nuts. Lots and lots of neon string which reminded me of Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd. 
 I did enjoy the way the light played with the string and it's surrounding. 
 And finally to the South Bank to the last of the installations of the evening which OH wanted to see. I liked it except for the crowds. And the tired legs !! 
So there we have it. Sadly I didn't count how many steps we actually walked over both evenings but it was a lot. But we did enjoy the festival. The wow factor wasn't as epic as the first festival but perhaps that was because we had seen the first festival which was unique. I did miss the carnival feel  there was during  the first festival, especially walking down the closed off Regent Street and Picadilly but I suppose you can't have everything. Hopefully it will become a regular event so there is something to look forward to in the gloom of winter.

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