Turning 125 is a pretty big deal in anyone’s book and Centennial Park
did a great job of making a fuss for their 125th year – throwing open the gates after dark
for Sydney to celebrate and congregate in the the Light Garden.
For a few weeks in January the park came alive with light and laughter,
packed with peeps having twilight picnics and kids running around shrieking with delight
at being allowed to play outside so late! You could almost touch the joy in the air.
The trees lit up, the gardens lit up… and so did the faces of everyone around!
I loved the Wish Tree, thousands of notes tied to the low-hanging branches
of a huge fig tree, scrawled with dreams of hope, dangling in the Summer breeze.
And if like me you were wondering how green the whole affair was – the light bulbs were
low energy LED fibre optic pieces, powered by silent biodiesel generators…