by Nicole Porras
White Night Melbourne recently took place and ran from dusk until dawn, 7 pm to 7 am. It was a night to celebrate food, art, music, and most importantly, LIGHT!
A couple of friends and I walked into the “city” of Melbourne since the trams weren’t running due to the anticipated crowds. They were right to do so because there were in fact tons of people, food trucks, and street performers.
However, the most prominent of all things happening during this event was of course the light and illumination displays. I already knew that Melbourne was a place known for its art and culture, but after seeing the intricate light shows displayed on buildings across the city, I was absolutely blown away.
It must have taken a lot of time and talent to create these displays. It was as if someone had painted murals on the buildings. The art was so realistic and intricate. On some buildings there were even light shows displaying pieces of work with inspirations from stories such as Alice in Wonderland, and Little Red Riding Hood.
My friends and I journeyed through the streets of Melbourne while enjoying some chips (french fries) and wandered down to the banks of the Yarra River where there were live musical performances. The city was filled with lights and music and I truly felt like I was at home as I overlooked my new skyline in the warm summer air.