'Field of Light' by artist Bruce Munro at Uluru, Australia
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This landmark of the Land Down Under is usually pictured in the sweltering desert sunlight. Now a 21st-century addition near the ancient rock of Uluru has people flocking here even at night.
Bruce Munro's 'Field of Light' installations – which blanket landscapes in thousands of small LED lights – have appeared around the globe, first in the artist's native England. But it was decades ago while camping here at Uluru that Munro first had the idea for an immersive artwork that would bathe its surroundings in soft light nightly, like desert flowers that bloom after dusk in the Australian Outback. Munro was finally able to bring 'Field of Light' to this forest near Uluru in 2016, and it became so popular with visitors that it's been extended indefinitely.