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Dazzling Installations at the 2014 Festival of Lights in Lyon

From December 5-8 earlier this month, the city of Lyon in France was illuminated by dazzling light displays for the 2014 Fte des Lumires (Festival of Lights). Continuing the annual tradition that dates back over a century, 4 million visitors flocked to Lyon to marvel at the luminous outdoor art gallery spread all over the city.

With over 70 stunning, site-specific installations this year, there was plenty to see, including an impressive projection-mapping installation on the facade of the Cathedral Saint-Jean, a cosmic journey formed by thousands of illuminated globes, and giant glowing puppets that interacted with the festival attendees. To see more of the specially commissioned light installations, be sure to check out the festival's website.

Above: Laniakea by Simon Milleret-Godet, Jrme Donna
Photo by G.J. Plisson

Color or Not by Yves Moreaux
Photo by Frdric Guignard-Perret

Terre aux lumires
Photo by Muriel Chaulet

Night of Dreams by Damien Fontaine, Clara Sigalevitch, Jean-Christophe Piffaut
Photo by Alain Sauvayre

Scintillante
Photo by Nara Shin

The Night Light of the Jacobins by Christophe Mayer
Photo by Muriel Chaulet

Convergences by Yves Caizergues and Hi Striker by Collectif Beam'Art, Vendredi 4
Photo by Maxime Fort

Njrd, Spirit of the Wind by Kimi Do, Wilfried Della Rossa, Thomas Mathieu
Photo by Muriel Chaulet

Incandescence by Sverine Fontaine
Photo by Frdric Guignard-Perret

Hi Striker by Collectif Beam'Art, Vendredi 4
Photo by Elonore Chatagner

Winter Garden by Christophe Martine
Photo by F. Dimier

Dundus, the Giants of Light by Tobias Husemann, DUNDU compagnie, DUNDUMUSIK
Photo by Nara Shin

Light me up by F2C
Photo by Muriel Chaulet

Lyon, Land of Enlightenment by Gilbert Coudne, Etienne Guiol, Ecohlcit
Photo by Muriel Chaulet

Bamboo, the Lighted Forest
Photo by Nara Shin

Variations by Gilbert Moity
Photo by G.J. Plisson

Fte des Lumires website
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