Have you seen Lumen in Edinburgh yet? Before the 'beast from the east' hit I managed to go and take a quick look for myself. If you don't know the Edinburgh Lumen is an immersive visual and sound display designed to create an aura of calm and brighten up those dark winter evenings and lets face it after all the recent snow we've had we definitely need that! Whether you take the time to view it on your way home from work etc., break up your evening out with a quick tour of the lights or make a special trip to see them they are a little oasis of tranquillity you can enjoy right in the heart of the city.
The installations are in three locations, the Serenity Garden in St Andrew Square, Moments Lane on Assembly Rooms Lane, complete with a calming coral reef and images of the Aurora Borealis amongst others and lastly the Ocean of Light at the Mound Precinct. This is probably the highlight of the display for most (it definitely was for me) as it's your chance to immerse yourself totally, walking right amongst the multiple multi-coloured hanging lights. Despite the cold myself and the others there were more than happy to simply watch the twinkling lights light up and change colour around us with the music playing in accompaniment.
There's not long left to do so but if you haven't yet enjoyed this calming experience for yourself you can see it nightly for free from 5pm to 10.30pm until 11 March 2018.