Sunday, November 20, 2016

Eindhoven GLOW: A Beautiful Dutch Winter Lights Festival

Dress of Lights, Einhoven GLOW festival
Friday night I headed over to Eindhoven, about an hour's train ride away, to check out the GLOW festival.  It's an annual winter lights festival that happens in the city (and apparently they're building permanent light structure there, too).

This year there were two routes - the City (Blue) route and the University (Science) route. I chose the city one only because I had never been to Eindhoven. It's a pretty little city (all Dutch cities seem to be very little...) Although it's cold here now (really cold with the wind), it was a beautiful walk when everything was all lit up.

I had a chance to practice my night photography, but I must say it doesn't seem to improve that much each time I practice...

I did my best, though, so you could have a small peek at what it was like there. 

In addition to the lights, the atmosphere was delightful. You could walk around and warm up in small cafes, grab a calorific traditional waffel from stands that smelled way too much like sugar, and wander in and out of stores.  They even had an indoor art exhibition where you could sees artists who work with light. The model in the white light dress was my favourite!  

The 9:00pm light show at the church was one of the best parts of the evening. They had a light and laser show that depicted scenes from a story and opera music playing in the background. I'd definitely recommend this (free!) festival for anyone who's thinking of going next year. You can check out the slideshow at the end of this post for more pics!

Check out my slide show below to see my best shots from the lights festival!

If you're on a mobile device, please remember to click here instead and view my Flickr set. You can flip through the pictures that way!

Enjoy the slideshow!

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