Fingerpaint those office windows

Sydney is a lovely city at night, and a walk along the Darling Harbour area (not far from the city centre) rarely fails to delight.

I was lucky enough to be in this wonderful area recently and came across something I have never seen before. We had walked around the harbour wharf area (where most of the restaurants, shops and bars are located) and were making our way westwards in a newer section called Darling Quarter.

A pleasant walk along the Darling Quarter area.

A pleasant walk along the Darling Quarter area.

“A lovely walk but nothing really that much different around here” I thought to myself as we walked along. Except perhaps that we were no longer near the wharf and I missed the water. It was still very pleasant though.

I was puzzled by the lighting in some office blocks above where the sidewalk went – it was difficult to see where the light source actually was, but there was not doubt it was a nice even lighting arrangement. I was peering intently at the windows, trying to work it out, the suddenly a host of them were lit up in red!

Suddenly they all went red!

Suddenly they all went red!

The red colour was then replaced by blue, and then some went green and others yellow. Now I was fascinated, and watched, waiting for the pattern to repeat. But it didn’t. The colours kept changing, but there was no repetition that I could see.

It was obvious that I had missed something in the process and I stopped trying to analyse it. Far better to just enjoy the spectacle.

However, as we walked further around, I was told that one could make the colours change by “painting” on one of two consoles located out in the centre of the plaza area.

The finger painting console and the colourful windows above

The finger painting console and the colourful windows above

Now I was intrigued.
This is how it works…..

The finger painting console.

The finger painting console.

As there is more than one of these finger painting consoles, you first have to wait your turn (only one works at a time). You then tap on a colour to select it and finger paint colour over the window images on the screen. At the same time, the windows up above change to the colours you have selected.

How cool is that? And how creative!

Pretty coloured lights around the plaza area.

Pretty coloured lights around the plaza area.

Anyone for finger painting?

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12 Responses to Fingerpaint those office windows

  1. KnitNell says:

    What a fun idea – sometimes a city can get dull and that is one clever way to get visitors involved in the area.

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  2. How amazing! And such a clever idea

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  3. pommepal says:

    What a novel way to amuse yourself. Was there many people lining up to have a go?

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  4. Wow! Love it! How unusual

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  5. restlessjo says:

    Fantastic fun! I thought this was your entry for “A lingering look at windows”, Madoqua. It could be? 🙂

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