The Festival of Lights in Lyon, France (or Fête des Lumières) kicked off on December 6th bringing with it dazzling light displays by artists from around the world. “Every year we ask the artists to propose their concepts based on locations,” explained Jean-François Zurawik, General coordinator of the festival to Euronews. “We ask them to use the city as a huge backdrop, and to make proposals for parks, buildings, theaters, town hall, etc,” he said.
By the end of it, between three and four million visitors are expected to have walked around the French city to see the highly impressive light installations, which this year include 80 works by 120 designers (this was whittled down from 300 proposals). After looking through all of them, here are some of the most surreal installations you can expect to find. They include a forest filled with swarm of red lanterns and a lake sprinkled with lit lotus blossoms, both by Chinese artist Li Ll.
Spring in Winter
Bright Lotus Blossoms Floating Down a Lake
Surreal Video Projection in a Tunnel
A Dozen Floating Colored Pencils
A Faucet of Light
Projection on Gigantic Bouquet of Flowers
Surrounding Buildings Projected Onto Magic Square
Bed of Colorful Roses
Jungle of Strings Representing Different Seasons
Hovering Watering Cans
Fete des Lumieres Lyon website