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Navy Yard now has an interactive, larger-than-life light installation

Giant orbs are glowing in the Southeast neighborhood

All images courtesy of The Yards

Once again, Navy Yard is aglow with a larger-than-life installation sure to make the season brighter. For the third year in a row, the Light Yards event is showcasing an interactive light installation, previously seen in Moscow, Brussels, and Jerusalem.

Four orbs, ranging in size from 8 to 22 feet in diameter, are now located at The Yards at 355 Water Street SE. One of the orbs, dubbed a “selfie globe,” utilizes shadow theater technology, which allows visitors to cast giant projections of themselves onto the structure by using lights.

The installation will run through January 1, 2018, with light displays held each day from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Last year, Light Yards showcased giant rabbits, created by Australian artist Amanda Parer, and geometric steel boxes with projection mapping, designed by New York architect John Ensor Parker.