Ghent, Belgium

The second edition of the Light Festival Ghent took place from the 26th to the 29th of January 2012. The festival, organized by the City of Ghent, drew over 200 000 visitors, both from Belgium and abroad in its debut edition last year.

During the 2012,Ghent Light Festival Ghent,  Belfortstraat (Belfort Street) will be the  domain of the Luminarie Cagna. A giant colonnade made of wood and hundreds of thousands of colored lights, with arches reminds one of Romanesque and Renaissance architecture. The entrance area is an imposing 28 meters high. The audience walks into a fairy tale gallery, surrounded by light and color.

Just like fireworks, originally used in celebrations to reach up to and greet the spirits in the sky, this LED-light cathedral aimed VERY VERY high! We’re not sure if it was visible from space (or higher) but it certainly glowed brightly.

Energy Wasted? On the contrary, this immense work of art with 55,000 LED lights consumes only 20 Kwatt/h of electricity.

Marta Di Puccio

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