Lyon celebrates with light art

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The French town has its Festival “Fête de Lumières” as an international Trendsetter in light of art. Four million spectators annually to the spectacle of (6. – 9. December) not to be missed.

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    Lyon

    In December and at the beginning of the Christmas season – and has been since the 19th century. Century – begins to Shine, the metropolis on the Rhône. It used to be a simple, candle-light, to provide lighting designers refined illusions and enchant structures with alternating projections.

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    London

    Back in January (18.-21.01. 2019) lights colorful in the UK at the Festival “Lumiere London” the sights and streets of the city on the river Thames surprising and fantastic light zip through the night.

  • Eleven light festivals around the globe

    Seoul

    The first full moon of the year is celebrated in Korea, traditionally very large, so to speak, as a second new year according to the lunar calendar. In 2019 it is at the 4. February so far, then Jeongwol is Daeboreum. With ritual pyramid fire and a modern LED light, the evil to be averted play and the luck of being summoned.

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    Montreal

    The canadian city is presented every year in February/March, with the show “Montréal en Lumière”. The next Time it will be held again in February/March 2019.
    But even on a normal day, it shines in a Montreal metro station Place des Arts. A 13-Meter-long glass picture with about 100 fluorescent lights tells the story of the music.

  • Eleven light festivals around the globe

    Baltimore

    Always at the end of March/beginning of April, the city of Baltimore is shown in the US state of Maryland as a “Light City”. The urban port is art to the stage for all kinds of modern Lighting.

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    Sydney

    In Australia, the festival of Light “Vivid Sydney lists” from year to year more and more spectators. Over 2 million marvel, usually in June, so in the Australian Winter, the numerous light installations.

  • Eleven light festivals around the globe

    Jerusalem

    In the summer the old town is the stage for a festival of Light. The admission is free. There are six pedestrian routes along the city wall. 3-D projections change the view of the religious center of the Jews, Christians and Muslims.

  • Eleven light festivals around the globe

    Moscow

    At the annual Festival “circle of light” at the end of the summer, international artists diving in the Russian capital, with its imposing buildings in shimmering colors.

  • Eleven light festivals around the globe

    Berlin

    In the month of October, the German capital shines two light solid: “Berlin lights”, and the “Festival of Lights”, with the supply of dark, fairy-tale views of the city.

  • Eleven light festivals around the globe

    Frankfurt

    In the banking metropolis on the Main light sculptures set every two years, colorful accents in the Skyline and enchanted by the old town with the Römer. The spectacle of the “Luminale” is to be held again in 2020.

  • Eleven light festivals around the globe

    Gent

    In Belgium the city of Ghent, with its festival of Light is a point of attraction for now over half a Million visitors. It is held every three years. 2018 were around 40 large-scale installations of lighting designers. Luminous art will be back in 2021.

    Author: Ille, Simon


  • Eleven light festivals around the globe

    Lyon

    In December and at the beginning of the Christmas season – and has been since the 19th century. Century – begins to Shine, the metropolis on the Rhône. It used to be a simple, candle-light, to provide lighting designers refined illusions and enchant structures with alternating projections.

  • Eleven light festivals around the globe

    London

    Back in January (18.-21.01. 2019) lights colorful in the UK at the Festival “Lumiere London” the sights and streets of the city on the river Thames surprising and fantastic light zip through the night.

  • Eleven light festivals around the globe

    Seoul

    The first full moon of the year is celebrated in Korea, traditionally very large, so to speak, as a second new year according to the lunar calendar. In 2019 it is at the 4. February so far, then Jeongwol is Daeboreum. With ritual pyramid fire and a modern LED light, the evil to be averted play and the luck of being summoned.

  • Eleven light festivals around the globe

    Montreal

    The canadian city is presented every year in February/March, with the show “Montréal en Lumière”. The next Time it will be held again in February/March 2019.
    But even on a normal day, it shines in a Montreal metro station Place des Arts. A 13-Meter-long glass picture with about 100 fluorescent lights tells the story of the music.

  • Eleven light festivals around the globe

    Baltimore

    Always at the end of March/beginning of April, the city of Baltimore is shown in the US state of Maryland as a “Light City”. The urban port is art to the stage for all kinds of modern Lighting.

  • Eleven light festivals around the globe

    Sydney

    In Australia, the festival of Light “Vivid Sydney lists” from year to year more and more spectators. Over 2 million marvel, usually in June, so in the Australian Winter, the numerous light installations.

  • Eleven light festivals around the globe

    Jerusalem

    In the summer the old town is the stage for a festival of Light. The admission is free. There are six pedestrian routes along the city wall. 3-D projections change the view of the religious center of the Jews, Christians and Muslims.

  • Eleven light festivals around the globe

    Moscow

    At the annual Festival “circle of light” at the end of the summer, international artists diving in the Russian capital, with its imposing buildings in shimmering colors.

  • Eleven light festivals around the globe

    Berlin

    In the month of October, the German capital shines two light solid: “Berlin lights”, and the “Festival of Lights”, with the supply of dark, fairy-tale views of the city.

  • Eleven light festivals around the globe

    Frankfurt

    In the banking metropolis on the Main light sculptures set every two years, colorful accents in the Skyline and enchanted by the old town with the Römer. The spectacle of the “Luminale” is to be held again in 2020.

  • Eleven light festivals around the globe

    Gent

    In Belgium the city of Ghent, with its festival of Light is a point of attraction for now over half a Million visitors. It is held every three years. 2018 were around 40 large-scale installations of lighting designers. Luminous art will be back in 2021.

    Author: Ille, Simon


As the legend goes, the end of a severe plague epidemic should be celebrated is told in the year 1852 in Lyon, a Festival to honor the virgin Mary. Severe weather with Flooding prevented the for the 8. September planned celebrations. The were on 8. December rescheduled – atmospheric light of candles in all the Windows of the city.

The historic Hôtel-Dieu in Lyon is an ideal projection surface

Since then, every year is celebrated with lanterns, lanterns and candles. And already in 1989, Lyon was the first European city, the offer of light art is a great stage to be started. Of 6. to 9. December has organized the city’s numerous events. International artists show their installations on the theme of light, and the most important buildings of Lyon are illuminated in bright colors. The spectacular Large-scale projections of coloured light, images, and other cities and events influenced, for example, the Luminale in Frankfurt.

Illuminated Main bridge at the Luminale Frankfurt

The residents of Lyon but still candles in their Windows and on their balconies in the reminder of the original Tradition of the 8. December.

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