Lighting isn’t just a tool that we use to see in our home or workplace, it can also create stunning visual effects and large spectacles for crowds of people to admire.
During the holiday season, streets and large cities around the world are decked out with magical lighting displays. Luckily there are also places where you can go to marvel at the epic use of light all year round.
Read on for top suggestions of places to visit to see amazing lights displays.
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Times Square, New York City
New York is a bustling and vibrant city with so much going on and no trip to the big apple would be complete without a visit to the always illuminated Times Square. The commercial intersection and entertainment district glows all year round with huge billboards, shop fronts and displays. If you want to witness something truly spectacular, visit at New Year when you will be able to see the ball drop, a renowned event in which a large illuminated ball drops to signalise the start of the New Year.
Festival of Lights
This annual festival is held yearly in Berlin and is a stunning example of the beauty and versatility of light. Held during October, the two week long celebration sees artists from around the world flock to this urban German city to decorate some of Berlin’s historical buildings and landmarks, including the Berlin Cathedral, in twinkling arrays of light.
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The Eiffel Tower
The city of love is hailed the world over as being a cornerstone of art and culture and its most famous monument is of course the Eiffel tower. The sparkling lights that you see on the structure are superimposed over the golden lighting and are made up of 20,000 light bulbs which bring the landmark to life for five minutes every hour on the hour once the Tower has been lit up until 1 am.
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The Northern Lights
Head to Poland to see the most stunning display of Northern lights in the world. The lights you will see are an aurora, which occurs when the magnetosphere is sufficiently disturbed by the solar wind. Expect to see an array of gorgeous colours including pink, blue and green.
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Created by Gary Baker on 12th February, 2018