Landmarks Go Dark for Earth Hour 2014
On Saturday, March 29, people around the world celebrate Earth Hour (@earthhourofficial), a global movement celebrating environmental consciousness. From 8:30PM to 9:30PM in each region’s local time, people across the planet switch off their lights to raise awareness of environmental issues and climate change.
In addition to individual residences, many of the world’s major landmarks go dark for the event, granting locals and visiting Instagrammers alike a rare perspective on these famous buildings. For more photos from the darkened landmarks, explore the location pages below:
- Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
- Tokyo Tower, Tokyo, Japan
- Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan
- Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany
- Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
- London Eye, London, United Kingdom
- Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
- Empire State Building, New York City, New York, USA
- Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, USA
- Space Needle, Seattle, Washington, USA
This year, Earth Hour launched a crowd-funding campaign that allows people to back projects to help build sustainable communities, protect species and much more. For more information on Earth Hour and their projects, check out earthhour.org.