[Lyon's Fete des Lumieres reaches its climax on Tuesday, the night when in the 19th Century ppl commemorated the Virgin Mary by lighting candles in their windows. The modern 4-day event sees millions throng the streets 2 see illuminated buildings]
[Jouons avec les temps plays on the fact that the French have the same word for 'weather' & 'time'. Illustrating the flow of seasons, the facades of the buildings around the Hotel de Ville are covered in ice, submerged in water, & melted under heat]
[This year's Fete des Lumieres has 70 sites around the city - three times more than 2 decades ago. In the exotic garden@the Place Louis Pradel, immense plants made of light & metal up to 11 metres high are scrutinised by ant-like humans]
[The Place des Jacobins is plunged into the world of 1960s Italian cinema. The square reminded video designer Robert Nortik of the scene @the Trevi Fountain in Federico Fellini's film La Dolce Vita]
[A battery of high-powered video projectors launch spectacular effects onto the front of the Saint Jean cathedral a 10-minute soundtrack. Each stage of construction is depicted in a tribute to the builders, who took three centuries 2 finish the work]
[The ferris wheel becomes a giant screen taking the viewer on a virtual tour of the collections of the Lyon Museum of Fine Arts. Egyptian sculptures, antique ceramics & details from old paintings are brought 2 life]
[An accelerated vision of the changing seasons is played out in the Parc de la Tete d'Or, alongside the River Rhone. The visual display depicts a fairytale scene as snow begins 2 fall on the ground & trees & covers the entire landscape in seconds]
haugh⋅ty /ˈhɔti/ [haw-tee] adjective, -ti⋅er, -ti⋅est.
Synonyms: assuming, cavalier*, conceited, contemptuous, detached, disdainful, distant, egotistic, egotistical, high, hoity-toity, imperious, indifferent, lofty, on high horse, overbearing, overweening, proud, reserved, scornful, sniffy, snobbish, snooty, snotty, stuck-up, supercilious, superior, uppity
Antonyms: humble, meek, shy, timid
[ A view combining infrared images from the ground (red, green) with X-ray data from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory in the supernova remnant W49B.
Studies of two supernova remnants using the Japan-U.S. Suzaku observatory have revealed never-before-seen embers of the high-temperature fireballs that immediately followed the explosions.
After thousands of years gas within these Stellar wrecks retain the imprint of temperatures 10,000 times hotter than the sun's surface]