ParraMac Luminary – a cold but enjoyable night out

Last night six club members and a spouse met in Parramatta’s Eat Street – Church and Phillip Streets – for dinner prior to hot-footing it to Parramatta Town Hall to watch the Lantern Parade wend its way to Old Government House via Church and George Streets.

Most of us are members of the club’s Digital Photography Special Interest Group and of course took our cameras with us.  We took some really interesting photos.  Many buildings – including Parramatta’s Old Post Office, Westpac bank, the former Rural Bank, Brissington House (now the Blood Bank) and of course Old Government House were illuminated with an ever changing patterns and colours.  See John Moxon’s photos at

It was just as good as anything we saw in the Sydney CBD during Vivid Sydney.  The blue light-houses which were spotted on many a corner were obviously “borrowed” from the City of Sydney.

If you want to see the buildings lit up, you only have five nights to do so, until Sunday 4th July. Check out the full program celebrating Governor Macquarie’s bicentennary at

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