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.


Carrie-Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Janice Thompson
Janice Thompson3 years ago

Did any planes crash during that period of blackout?

William Eaves
William Eaves3 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 B3 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 G3 years ago

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

Robert O.
Robert O3 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 Padilla3 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 M3 years ago


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Anne Moran
Anne M3 years ago

Very impressive, indeed....