Last night I rounded up the tin lids and bundled them off to the Centennial Park ‘spectacular illuminated Paperbark Grove and the magic of the Light Garden’ playground display. as i crawled slowly round centennial park drive i realised that Sydney is a city of a few million inhabitants and that a free evening attraction/event in a a place so dear to their hearts is bound to delver them in spades. Thousands enjoyed the balmy if not stinkingly hot summer evening to spread out the picnic rug and soak up the festive illuminated air, innocuously entranced by the falling darkness, the multitudes, clutching ever present glowies weaved and twisted through this quilted peopled patchwork. Having such a jolly good time they jostled through the paper bark grove good naturedly. It really was just a simple xmas style garden display with the addition of powerful led par style up lights. This very well attended event, with thousands of Sydneysiders bringing nitpick dinners, enjoying the warm Sydney summer weather. Unfortunately as you moved through the beautiful, enchanting and playful magic light garden, (their words not mine) you were blitzed by a array of 5000 watt floodlights laid on the ground pointed glaringly at the innocent crowd. From the point of view of someone sitting inside the Centennial Park dining rooms,enjoying a well healed dinner,watching the stumbling masses shielding their eyes as they tried to find their car keys and safe passage back to the road must have been edifying .