sydney festival

Even though I'm a little late on the bandwagon (who am I kidding, January's pretty much over already), happy 2015 everyone! It always takes me awhile to get settled into the new year, which is pretty much the reason things have been dead around here recently. It's also why I've given up on New Year's resolutions in general, but if I had to, they would be to a) blog more (already failed) and b) go out and do more things. I've been meaning to check out Sydney Festival for awhile now, so I thought I better get in quick before it ends tomorrow!







I've never been to Sydney Festival in previous years, but it involves a series of free and ticketed events, art installations, a Festival Village set up in Hyde Park, and food. It's also surprisingly empty during the day, but I don't doubt it'll be packed before it ends this long weekend. Anyway, following tradition my mum and I shared Messina's lemon meringue pie. This one came with a twist though – the base was lined with lemon curd and lemon custard ice cream, which was sooo refreshing! The only downside was that I didn't grab a knife to cut that biscuit base with, since it was rock hard and pretty much impossible to eat neatly.





     



This installation was called Higher Ground, and designed so that viewers could feel immersed in the artwork. It was a bit trippy in terms of figuring out where to go and where you came from, but still pretty fun nonetheless! I love it when art installations like this are juxtaposed against the city landscape.





Some sights that can be seen from the top of the structure. Anyway, I'm definitely hoping I can see more free events like this throughout the year! I have a habit of missing them since the timing's never right, so hopefully the stars align in my favour for once.

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  1. That Lemon Meringue pie looks so incredibly amazing!

    Emily | ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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    1. Thankfully it definitely tasted as good as it looks!

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  2. Ah, I didn't end up going back to try the lemon meringue pie! I really liked Higher Ground, super trippy as you said!

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    1. I wish I had time to go back and try all the things too! I would've gotten another dessert but could barely even finish the pie by itself, haha.

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  3. I am loving Sydney's "free events" game. It's definitely getting better ad better. Hopefully Vivid and Art & About will continue to be Sydneys' highlights as well!

    www.rosa-dyn.com

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    1. Oh, I always seem to miss out on Art & About but hopefully I can get my act together this year! Definitely looking forward to Vivid too :)

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  4. Tehehe, you have a happy 2015 too Mani c:
    I've seen this event before at Jane's blog!
    And you took lovely pictures as well ^^ The
    lemon meringue pie looks nice, bummer
    about the base though! Xx

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    1. Thanks Mei! Haha, it seems like us Sydneysiders tend to go to a lot of the same events :)

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  5. OH MY GOD, THAT PIE. I'm totally dying over here. I haven't had good meringue in a long time. Ah....

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  6. So nice to see these sunny and colourful photos. The meringue pie looks so delicious!

    www.LUXESSED.com

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  7. Always a good time to say Happy New Years! ;) Oh the pie does look SO delicious! Looks like a nice time, and it's hard to say no to a festival and some sun!

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  8. ah, i really wanted to go back to the messina pop up because i went with a friend when it first opened and got the chicken and waffles but their malted peanut butter shake or whatever it was sounded amazing!

    jessica - littlehenrylee.com

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  9. hahah "already failed". I feel ya on resolutions. Mine were the typical "eat healthier blah blah" and I'm eating chips in bed while we speak. Face palm.

    This festival looks so fun, I love that you're making it a point to go out more! I couldn't stop looking at those electric colors- so, so pretty.

    xo marlen
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  10. This sounds like a great, great day (especially because of the meringue pie that had ice cream). I love the sunny shots!

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  11. I've always wanted to eat lemon meringue pie since reading Amelia Bedelia! I've had it twice in my entire life so far, but both times were from dining halls (different ones) and were a little disappointing. I'm determined to eat a slice of lemon meringue pie in the real world (from a bakery or homemade or really from anywhere that isn't a cafeteria/dining hall) before I make my final decision on how I feel about lemon meringue pie. // I think I need to take advantage of more free events in my city too :P It's so hard to make time for fun with school going on, but having fun is important for your wellness, which I often forget -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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