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Town Hall 5

The one event that many people seem to be talking about this Christmas in Melbourne are the lights on the Town Hall.  First I have a photo of it by day.

By Day

Town Hall During the DayThis is the Melbourne Town Hall.  I took this image on Sunday morning.  I thought at the time it was pretty cool with the big ribbon on it.  Then someone mentioned the lights, and I thought I should go and see what they were talking about.

By Night

Town Hall 1

At night a fantastic light display is shown.  Christmas music plays in the background.  It is very festive.

Town Hall 2They go through lots of changes as well.

Town Hall 3Sparkles all over.

Town Hall 4How cool is the clock tower?

Town Hall 5All wrapped up in brightness.  It is so wonderful to watch.  There were lights coming from all different directions.  How they managed to get them to match the building is amazing.  My husband was amazed.

The photos are not great.  It was raining and I didn’t want to point my camera up too far.  You get an idea of what it looked like.  It is a shame I can’t get the music for you as well.

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  1. Awesome looking lights. :) Colors are great in spite of the rain.

    December 21, 2012
    • I suspect the rain might have made it better, thanks John. :)

      December 21, 2012
  2. Very nicely done. So many possibilities and such wonderful colors. Merry Christmas!

    December 21, 2012
    • Thank you Timothy, it was unbelievable. Merry Christmas

      December 22, 2012
  3. These are fantastic shots, Leanne…first, you’ve an amazingly gorgeous Town Hall…and whoever was such a genius to do the lighting effects? WOWEE-ZOWEE! I bet it’s the coolest thing to watch (and listen to)! I understand, if you shot a video, too, that it wouldn’t turn out as you hoped…but maybe you should just post it anyway–for the fun of it? Pleeeeease…pretty please?

    December 21, 2012
    • I didn’t really think to do a video until after I came home, it would have been good. It does go for some time though.

      December 21, 2012
      • I post one today, that someone found on the internet for me, I hope you get a chance to watch it.

        December 22, 2012
  4. Oh wow!

    December 21, 2012
  5. As you say amazing but the whole of the conversation that you are engaging in with the architecture and the lighting–the architect and the designer and the photographer– is a celebration of its own.

    December 21, 2012
    • Thank you Bo, that is a wonderful thing to say.

      December 22, 2012
  6. This is probably the coolest lights I have seen…ever! Melbourne is rich…with lights and color :)

    December 21, 2012
    • Melbourne really did excel itself this year, thanks Irene

      December 22, 2012
  7. Fantastic. It looks like an entirely new building when the lights are on.

    December 21, 2012
    • It is so cool and amazing. Thanks Imelda, glad you like it.

      December 22, 2012
  8. very nice, Leanne :)

    December 21, 2012
  9. Town Hall looks like an elegant birthday cake. Thanks for taking and posting these lovely photos.

    December 21, 2012
    • You are welcome Frank, it is like a big present for all of us.

      December 22, 2012
  10. It ‘s truly fantastic with perfect shoots. thank you for sharing the celebration with me.

    December 21, 2012
    • YOu are so welcome, it is great that you enjoyed them, thank you.

      December 22, 2012
  11. Cool!!

    December 21, 2012
  12. I knew there had to be a video somewhere :) http://youtu.be/UC-9EA7Ubq0

    December 21, 2012
    • Thank you for finding that Richard, I will try and put it on the blog tomorrow. :)

      December 21, 2012
  13. And the clock tower is just too much

    December 21, 2012
  14. Night time is absolutely the best time to look at holiday decorations. Thanks for dropping by again!

    December 21, 2012
  15. fantastic photos. Really made me smile.

    December 21, 2012
    • That is wonderful, that makes me so happy, thank you.

      December 22, 2012
  16. Amazing to see what you can do on a rainy night!

    December 21, 2012
    • I think the rain really enhanced it. Thanks Rosie.

      December 22, 2012
  17. Is this the one where the building facade changes?

    December 21, 2012
  18. Reblogged this on BLOGGO.

    December 21, 2012
  19. I am speechless… Wonderful!! Wonderful!!! But still speechless…

    December 21, 2012
  20. This is fantastic! Beautiful shots! I saw the building during the day, but I had no idea there was a light display at night. I will try to get down there this weekend. Thank you for sharing! :-)

    December 21, 2012
    • I am sure they will have them until the new year, it is a great show.

      December 21, 2012
  21. I think everyone should do lights like them. Which do you like best? I’m partial to the third and last… well done.

    December 21, 2012
    • I love the last one, with the bow all lit up. Thank you.

      December 21, 2012
      • Yeah, it’s very cool. Some of your more lighthearted stuff!

        December 21, 2012
  22. Wonderful looking lights… :-)

    December 21, 2012
  23. Quite an impressive light display. They really have gone all out to make a lively display. Thanks for showing it to us.

    December 21, 2012
    • It is great that they did it. I have really enjoyed taking these photos. Thank you as well. :)

      December 21, 2012
  24. Leanne, I have nominated your blog for a Reality Blogger award. I’ve learned so much from you. Information about the award is here. http://theeternaltraveller.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/thank-you-to-my-blogging-friends/

    December 21, 2012
    • Thank you so much Carol, I am on my way to check it out on your blog.

      December 21, 2012
  25. Beautiful!

    December 21, 2012
  26. Very cool!

    December 21, 2012
  27. Cool..how come you take gorgeous shot when it was raining?! Did you use tripod?

    December 21, 2012
    • Thank you so much, yes, I did use a tripod, had to really.

      December 21, 2012
  28. Nicholas Merrynote #

    amazing pics as usual. thank you so much..

    December 21, 2012
    • Glad you like them, thanks Nicholas

      December 21, 2012
      • Nicholas Merrynote #

        you deserve them :) Be sure you stay updated with our work as well ok ? :) hugs, N.M

        December 21, 2012
  29. How wonderful! Nothing like that out here in Small Town, Rhode Island! :)
    Now…how do you shoot in the rain without ruining the camera? I’m terrified of even the lightest mist….

    December 21, 2012
    • It is pretty amazing Marie, spectacular show.
      You would be surprised at how much rain your camera can take, well mine get wet a lot. I won’t put them in water, and if it is a heavy downpour I run for cover and plastic bags for the camera. It was a light rain and I was more worried about rain drops on the lens.

      December 21, 2012
  30. Ed #

    Very cool!! :-)

    December 21, 2012
  31. OH WOW!!!! Thanks for sharing this was beautiful!!!

    December 21, 2012
  32. Spectacular…it must have been amazing to see it in person! Nothing like that around here so it is wonderful to see your shots!

    Cheers

    December 21, 2012
    • That is fantastic Heather, I am so glad you have enjoyed them. Thank you.

      December 22, 2012
  33. The building is beautiful by day, but at night it is amazing and magical. Your photos are wonderful — I love the colors.

    December 22, 2012
    • They really brought it alive, thank you seniorhiker

      December 22, 2012
  34. Reblogged this on That's Life and Then You Sigh and commented:
    That’s the spirit” Some cities in the States lack this Christmas cheer. Thank you to share.

    December 22, 2012
    • It has been nice to find it in Melbourne this Christmas. Thank you.

      December 22, 2012
  35. so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talent

    December 22, 2012
  36. What an incredible amount of work must have gone into designing such a detailed light show! WOW.

    December 22, 2012
    • That is what my husband keeps saying, he can’t get his head around it. Thank you Mrs Fever

      December 22, 2012
  37. Wow!

    December 22, 2012
  38. Wonderful! Thanks for your posts. Merry Christmas!

    December 22, 2012
    • You are welcome, and thank you, and a Merry Christmas to you as well.

      December 22, 2012
  39. This looks absolutely incredible! I would love to see the lights in real life – good excuse for a warm Christmas in Australia one day, maybe…your photos are great as well :)

    December 22, 2012
    • Oh yes, come on down, it will be a wonderful experience I am sure. Thank you tinteratoid

      December 22, 2012
  40. The structures and the capturing of the bright lights displayed on the buildings are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

    December 22, 2012
    • It was a pleasure, so glad you enjoyed them, thank you spiritsatnight

      December 22, 2012
  41. this is beautiful! thanks for sharing :)

    December 22, 2012
  42. The light display is very cool, especially the sparkles. I also like that you got wetness of the street into your shots, reflecting all the colors. Nicely done!

    December 22, 2012
    • Night photography is always enhanced after a rain shower, glad you liked them David, thank you.

      December 22, 2012
  43. So wonderful! this is so creative…never seen a light show such as this before. Thanks for the “like” :) & Merry Christmas…

    December 22, 2012
    • I have never seen anything like it before either, it is pretty amazing. Thanks for visiting me as well, and Merry Christmas :)

      December 22, 2012
  44. Wow, spectacular photos! Really lovely!

    December 22, 2012
  45. By night – the first photos – I really like!! Great colors!

    December 22, 2012
  46. bigblue45 #

    Thankyou for the like quite a while back. This photo’s are amazing! The colours are really cool. Happy Christmas :)

    December 22, 2012
    • No problem bigblue45, thank you and Merry Christmas to you as well.

      December 22, 2012
  47. Loved the COLOR
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
    I have a STAR over here for you :)

    http://nutsfortreasure.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/merry-christmas-its-award-time-lol-too-grab-your-star/

    Eunice

    December 22, 2012
    • Thank you, and Merry Christmas to you as well, thanks for the nomination I have left a comment on your blog. :)

      December 22, 2012
      • Thanks! Glad you enjoyed being on my LIST lol
        Merry Christmas

        Eunice

        December 22, 2012
  48. well captured! enjoy your holidays – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    December 22, 2012
    • Thank you Stephen, and Merry Christmas to you as well.

      December 22, 2012
  49. duffythewriter #

    thanks for stopping by and liking my blog, gave me a chance to see yours, wonderful photos love the Christmas lights!

    December 22, 2012
    • It was a pleasure, and thank you so much duffythewriter

      December 22, 2012
  50. Wow ! That truly is a spectacular light exhibition. You are so fortunate to be able to experience this. Have a wonderful weekend!

    December 22, 2012
    • Thank you Emily, I really think you are right, I am so glad I went in to take a look, it was a wonderful surprise.

      December 22, 2012
  51. Is it my imagination, or did that one tower turn into an owl?? Quite the display– thanks for sharing! : )

    December 22, 2012
    • Yes Mark it is did turn into an owl, I have put a video someone did of it today, check it out, it is amazing. Thank you.

      December 22, 2012
  52. Wow, Leanne. Those colors are stunningly beautiful, and you captured them so nicely. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    December 22, 2012
    • Thank you very much Sid, and Merry Christmas to you and yours as well.

      December 22, 2012
  53. OH MY GOSH!!! So the laser light display is on Melbourne. Adelaide used to have them too… sponsored by SANTOS. But it hasn’t been up for 2 years d. I miss those lights projections on buildings. It’s wonder!

    Lovely pictures you have there. I hope our Adelaide Town Hall is gorgeously decorated for Christmas.

    December 22, 2012
  54. all those lights…it’s a bit OTT.

    December 23, 2012
  55. petit4chocolatier #

    Stunning!!

    December 23, 2012
  56. Beautiful!

    December 23, 2012
  57. Wow, these are amazing. Happy Christmas, Leanne!

    December 24, 2012
  58. I love lights like this… the wonders of what they can do with computers these days are amazing and nice that it’s a use that brings so many smiles to so many faces.

    Rain or no rain you did a good job showing the amazing colours!

    Merry Christmas Leanne!

    December 24, 2012
  59. Beautiful images Leanne. Xmas is just the best time for photography. Will have to get to Melbourne again one day. :)

    December 28, 2012
  60. This is stunning! What a beautiful way to decorate this building in a colorful way. Tanks for showing it. I hope you had a lovely Christmas – and I wish you and yours a Happy New Year.

    December 29, 2012
  61. That’s amazing! You would have had to physically drag me away one I started shooting there, hehe. And the quality is fine; I even like the reflective glow on the sidewalk thanks to wet conditions.

    December 29, 2012
  62. Wow they all look so magical :)

    January 3, 2013
  63. Absolutely beautiful. Wonderful work, beautiful subject.

    January 20, 2013

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