These photos were taken during the 2002 Sydney Festival. There was a free show outside the Opera House, which involved musicians and acrobats being hoisted a couple of hundred feet in the air by a crane. These photos were taken from the Opera House steps.
The last five photos are of the Customs House. The colours aren't painted on; rather, the building was illuminated by a huge projector. There was a different pattern each night, but we only saw it this once.
All of these photos were taken without a tripod, hence some are a little blurred.