Iconic Landmarks Around the World Go Dark for Earth Hour

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Each year, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the last Saturday in March, households and businesses are encouraged to turn off their lights as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. Many iconic landmarks around the world participated in this year’s Earth Hour this past weekend. Here are some amazing pictures of the iconic landmarks that went dark.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piazza dei Miracoli, Venice, Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caerphilly Castle, South Wales, Wales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Ben/Palace of Westminster, London, England

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspire Tower, Doha, Qatar


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: RYOT

Photo credit (all images): Flickr/Earth Hour Global. Lead image is of the Welcoming Hand of Singapore.

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61 comments

Carrie-Anne Brown
Carrie-Anne Brown10 months ago

thanks for sharing :)

Janice Thompson
Janice Thompson1 years ago

Did any planes crash during that period of blackout?

William Eaves
William Eaves1 years ago

All very well, BUT, these building don't need illuminating ever - maybe on a few special occasions at most. The tremendous waste and light pollution from such folly lighting is inescusable. One hour a year is not even saving much energy, if only once a year why not all night. Far better if the one hour a year was when the lights were turned on and they were off the rest of the time !

Marianne B.
marianne B.1 years ago

beautiful photos...I totally agree, and participated. one hour a year is not enough. but it does make a statement.

Alexandra G.
Alexandra G.1 years ago

I agree with Tracy G. - Earth hour should be daily !!!

Robert O.
Robert O.1 years ago

It's great when people, cities, etc. all unite for a common cause or occasion. Together we can make great things happen and make meaningful statements.

Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla1 years ago

It is cool that they show support, but come on once a year for an hour?? We could do so much better!

Val M.
Val M.1 years ago

Thanks

Nils Anders Lunde

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Anne Moran
Anne Moran1 years ago

Very impressive, indeed....