hearing about the Luminarium Arcazaar as being an elaborate
bouncy castle inside which had a landscape of columns,
passages and soaring domes, shining with radiant colour, I
was intrigued and had to see whether it was really this mysterious
or just another over exaggerated money-making ploy.
more pictures of the luminarium
my £2.50 entry fee I was ushered into a holding room and told
to remove my shoes I was then taken through a Wendy House type pull
back door where myself and a few other excited people were presented
with a welcome speech.
door was peeled back and we entered into the Luminarium, an overwhelming
light filled the room, everybody went deadly silent. After the initial
shock the individuals around me began to react with gasps and giggles
then explored the breathtaking structure that surrounded us. As
I travelled through the highly impressive Araczaar the colours changed
from dull to dazzling, fascinated spectators of all ages passed
me wide eyed in a zombie like trance.
expected everyone had a different interpretation of the symbolism
behind the Luminarium. Throughout my experience among the peaceful
atmosphere I heard the Arcazaar been described as a 60s psychedelic
dream, a pathway between life and death and an experience from within
the childhood imagination.
My personal interpretation of the Luminarium was a journey throughout
life. Opening with the bright light symbolized the light which I
imagine is seen by a new-born. The passages and columns symbolized
a personal choice of direction in life and the fact that no matter
which path we chose everyone ended up in the same place which symbolizes
of people's interpretations, the tranquillity of the music combined
with the bright spectrum of colours provided a peaceful and exciting
experience for every visitor of the Luminarium.