… to Illuminasia at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. Blackpool is famous for its outdoor Illuminations and now it has its own indoor ones. My friend had a voucher which gave us free admission for four so off we went for a look-see and we were quite impressed. (I don't think we'd have paid £12 each for admission, though.)
There were different 'themed' rooms to walk through ...
and a guide gave us some facts about the creation of the lights.
Colour was everywhere,
with visits to different lands, real and imaginary.
I was born in the year of the Dragon.
We even had a work sheet with questions about the exhibits.
I think my favourite part was the Land of the Giants ...
… and the underwater world came a close second.
We were treated to a laser show at the end of the tour. It was such a shame that there were only a few people visiting. I'm sure they would get many more visitors if they lowered their prices.
A video showed the construction of the area.
We were then able to view the exhibits from above.
A pot of tea for four was very welcome at the end of our visit and we were entertained by the pianist in the cafe area of the Winter Gardens. Very sophisticated, (apart from his holdall by the piano stool)!