Internatioal Light Art Festival in Eindhoven, Netherlands

November 14, 2018

This past weekend I was in Eindhoven, Netherlands for a one day get-away. I had actually heard that there was a Taco Bell there, and since I’ve been out of the military, my access to those delicious grilled stuffed burritos has been limited. When I found out that there was a Taco Bell in Europe that I was able to eat at without a military ID card, I knew I had to somehow get there.

 

Simply going to The Netherlands for Taco Bell alone would be crazy and out of the question. I had to have a more acceptable reason to drive over 500km, and as delicious as those crunchy shells are, it just wasn’t very realistic. The great thing about being a traveling photographer is there is always something worth photographing. So with hope for something great to shot, I packed my camera bags and headed north.

Now, there are a few ways to get around Europe either with or without a car. The rail system is extremely efficient and if you don’t want to worry about parking, the train and bus will take you anywhere you want to go. Depending on how long you plan to stay, it would be wise to keep luggage to a minimum.

 

Every November, for the past 13 years, Eindhoven has hosted the International Light Art Festival. It’s an event where the downtown city area is filled with different light designs and performances. The city is transformed into an orchestra of light starting and ending at the St. Catherine’s Church. The buildings are made into concrete canvases to project extravagant designs onto. Some buildings, the church for example, show highly choreographed performances that I can only describe as being phenomenal and creative.

 

The light festival has opened doors and inspired new ideas of night photography. I would recommend anybody to visit and see the festival for themselves. Also, in closing, don’t forget to check out the local Coffeeshop Pink. If you’re anything of a cannabis connoisseur you’ll diffidently enjoy your stay.

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