After chasing the Tour for the better part of Sunday afternoon, Mr M and I headed home to feed the dog and watch the Arc de Triomphe be "lit yellow" - as we'd all been told would happen - from the comfort of the couch. I was not prepared for the light show performance that was actually presented - it. blew. my. mind...
Le Tour de France 100th edition Closing Ceremony (recap)
Concept and production: Auditoire (for A.S.O.)
Graphics: Les Vandales
Projection: Cofely Ineo GDF SUEZ
Since witnessing the 3D mapping light show on the Notre-Dame Cathedral of Reims in May I've been somewhat obsessed with the process of this specialised art form. It literally leaves me speechless. The way it brings an inanimate object to life so captivatingly and so unpredictably with such precision renders you spellbound. It's definitely the new "fireworks spectacular". I just wish I had an indication that this was what they were referring to when they promoted that the Arc de Triomphe was going to be lit up yellow, I would have stayed at on the Champs for sure!
I love that some of the day-before prep is included at the beginning of this video . I would love to see an entire "behind the scenes" film on this performance - being the events-nerd that I am, behind the scenes/ construction/ installation footage is just as interesting, if not more so, that the final product - to me anyway!
(Thanks to my Mumma for emailing me a link to this video: I was on the phone to her during the ceremony while I was desperately trying to find out who was responsible for the display. My Googling skills are usually above par but it took my Tour-fanatic Mum coming across this presentation for me to be able to share - even 17,000 kms away she's still helping out her eldest kid. Merci Maman!)