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Earth Hour 2010

Beginning in Sydney, Australia three years ago, Earth Hour has grown into a global observance. States, large organizations and individual people observed Earth Hour 2010 on Saturday March 27th, as homes, office towers and landmarks turned off their lights for an hour starting at 8.30 pm local time to raise awareness about climate change and the threat from rising greenhouse gas emissions. Collected here are a series of before-and-after photographs from this year - which (starting with the second one below) will fade between "on" and "off" when clicked. [See also: last year] This effect requires javascript to be enabled. (26 photos total)

These two photos show Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers before, left, and after being turned off its lights to mark Earth Hour in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, March 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
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814 comments so far...
1.

Man, i need to travel more!

Posted by Manteca March 29, 10 01:07 PM
2.

i'm proud to be part of this campaign

Posted by Trisasi March 29, 10 01:10 PM
3.

Very very good!

Posted by earthpeople March 29, 10 01:11 PM
4.

Stunning

Posted by Anonymous March 29, 10 01:12 PM
5.

Yeah, but you have to admit, they all look A LOT better when the lights are on. And at the end of the day, we as a world will not be willing to sacrifice that for anything more than a day.

Posted by JR March 29, 10 01:18 PM
6.

What a worthless demonstration.....nice photos

Posted by Charle White March 29, 10 01:19 PM
7.

WoW! The best big pictures ever!

Posted by Ali March 29, 10 01:22 PM
8.

It's really too bad it's not the opposite way - the lights turned on for an hour periodically, with the lights OUT the rest of the time!

Posted by Nick March 29, 10 01:24 PM
9.

Wonder if there's any satellite shots of Pyongyang...

Posted by Anonymous March 29, 10 01:25 PM
10.

REALLY lovin' the fade in/ out effect!

Posted by Carrie March 29, 10 01:27 PM
11.

Simply amazing! Shows us how lighting is so important in photography!

Posted by Brian March 29, 10 01:27 PM
12.

Impressive stuff.

Posted by Theodor March 29, 10 01:27 PM
13.

Not many from America's big cities ?!

Posted by kaysov March 29, 10 01:28 PM
14.

Let's do this every night.

Posted by Chris March 29, 10 01:30 PM
15.

WOW! Great way to show the difference. Great execution of a great idea. BRAVO.

Whoever had the idea deserves a pay rise ;-)

Posted by Robert Zimmerman March 29, 10 01:30 PM
16.

That's a great series of photos, as are all that are on this site. But I wonder how many of those lights are necessary on a night to night basis for safety and security. Architects should be encouraged to design structures without using artificial light strictly for appearance. Think of the savings, both finacially and environmentally.

Posted by Janet Lewis - Canada March 29, 10 01:35 PM
17.

like the pic of petronas twin towers! cool

Posted by KNizam March 29, 10 01:40 PM
18.

Just felt México... México joined to the earth hour too.
Beautiful pictures.

Posted by Nacholota March 29, 10 01:41 PM
19.

Excellent effects!

Posted by madara March 29, 10 01:43 PM
20.

I turned all my lights on

Posted by Fred Hinkledorf March 29, 10 01:47 PM
21.

It would be very nice if this kind of action happens more times!

Posted by Camila (Brazil) March 29, 10 01:49 PM
22.

What strikes me is that in virtually all of these pictures, only the superfluous lighting has been switched off. The lights inside the buildings all remain on. The only exception I saw was in Toronto, and to a lesser extent Hong Kong. Colour me unimpressed.

Posted by Peter March 29, 10 01:49 PM
23.

WOW!!!! that's all I have to say :)

Posted by Hlakaniphile March 29, 10 01:53 PM
24.

Awesome! My country Egypt is there ;) I'm Proud.

Posted by Reem Awad March 29, 10 02:01 PM
25.

The most impressive ones are from the Toronto financial district, Hong Kong, and Sydney.

Posted by Christine March 29, 10 02:04 PM
26.

Amzing pics!!!!!

Posted by J K March 29, 10 02:04 PM
27.

we are one

Posted by Yehia El Hariry March 29, 10 02:05 PM
28.

WoW! better keep the light off :)

Posted by Renske March 29, 10 02:08 PM
29.

Amazing work!

Regards from Curitiba, Brazil.

Posted by André Coxa March 29, 10 02:08 PM
30.

Simply outstanding photos!!! Many of the pics had this "Blade-Runner" futuristic feel to them......stunning!

Posted by utah March 29, 10 02:17 PM
31.

very cool, so glad I was able to be part of it

Posted by Sandy March 29, 10 02:17 PM
32.

Y el obelisco de buenos aires?

Posted by Matias March 29, 10 02:17 PM
33.

I think the idea is sympathetic.
Stil I prefer the highlighted buildings. Maybe we should just change to more efficient kind of lightning so we can keep enjoying those beautiful lightened structures.

Posted by Harrie Smits March 29, 10 02:20 PM
34.

Wow pics. I meditated during earth hour! I felt one with the earth the stars the universe!

Posted by elton08 March 29, 10 02:22 PM
35.

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Karl R. Zimmer III March 29, 10 02:29 PM
36.

I think a lot of these just look better with the lights off.

Posted by Lesley March 29, 10 02:29 PM
37.

Proud to be Malaysian.
but sorry, I didn't turn off my lights. I was just too busy preparing for my exam. I promise will do it after this.

Posted by Muhammad Othman March 29, 10 02:30 PM
38.

Wow a lot of people either work late hours or we really know how to waste energy. Excellent pictures though!

Posted by Vernon March 29, 10 02:36 PM
39.

Look what we can do! Thank you for sharing in this way.

Posted by Ximmi March 29, 10 02:37 PM
40.

Love this! Most of the buildings look better with the lights off.

Posted by Amanda March 29, 10 02:40 PM
41.

Odd, in some cities, like Beijing or Athens, when the lights went off in the monuments, it was still there the light from the rest of the city.

Posted by José Jiménez March 29, 10 02:47 PM
42.

It's interesting to note, that on nearly all the pictures only the external illumination is off, and the lights in the widows remain unchanged. The only place where windows also grow dark is Ontario (and it's because it's a business district, where lights might be switched off from receptions of the buildings).

Posted by Oleg Eterevsky March 29, 10 02:48 PM
43.

so many of these look better with less lighting-- should change for both aesthetic and practical reasons.

Posted by ali March 29, 10 02:54 PM
44.

I checked that the light in my refrigerator was off as well. It was.

Posted by Mosez March 29, 10 02:58 PM
45.

Stunning photos!!! very good

Posted by Nick March 29, 10 02:59 PM
46.

some photos are taken before night time. Note the daylight in the sky.
Are you sure those places supported Earth Day or just want us to think they do?

Posted by catheryne March 29, 10 03:04 PM
47.

YES, MOTHER EARTH, WE CARE !!!

Posted by Roberta Correia March 29, 10 03:05 PM
48.

The architecture lover in me wants to keep the lights on, but the sensible and eco-friendly side tells to turn them off. The last option would most probably be better for the enviroment, but hell, we need art too :)

Posted by triipriit March 29, 10 03:16 PM
49.

Una de méxico estaría chido ! están cañonas !

Posted by Anonymous March 29, 10 03:25 PM
50.

Thank you guys.

Posted by Maksim March 29, 10 03:29 PM
51.

a w s o m e n e s s

Posted by ozzy March 29, 10 03:31 PM
52.

looks like a perfect opportunity for the most enterprising of thieves

Posted by romeo March 29, 10 03:32 PM
53.

great job, great view, thanks

Posted by Krisztian March 29, 10 03:37 PM
54.

i'm proud to say i turned my lights/other outlet powered things.
i think this fading picture thing is a great idea. it's cool to see the effort cities put in.
it's also unfortunate though, that in a lot of these pictures maybe one or two buildings lights were turned off.
toronto did a great job with this. practically all the lights were turned off.
well done :D

Posted by carley March 29, 10 03:48 PM
55.

BG You're like,like global switch off...

Posted by michael March 29, 10 03:49 PM
56.

It's strange that it is necessary that all the lights are gone out for one hour. It's a nice symbol. but mamny, many of the lights shouldn't be on for the night.

Posted by Jan Ubels March 29, 10 03:52 PM
57.

I found the Copacobana beach photo the most interesting. They should never turn the lights on that beach. It's horribly bright and intrusive with the lights on.

Posted by Harmony Hasbrook March 29, 10 03:56 PM
58.

Thank you so much for sharing this beautyness indeed! Indeed.. Also I need to travel more!

Posted by WorldLover March 29, 10 03:59 PM
59.

How beautiful! i agree many of the buildings seems better with the lights off, on the other hand a real change for the earth would be not to turn a light ever again :D

Posted by raf0 March 29, 10 04:21 PM
60.

why are so many office building left lit at night anyways?!?

Posted by brian March 29, 10 04:25 PM
61.

Wow. Those photos are stunning. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Kim March 29, 10 04:33 PM
62.

Makes you wonder why we need all these lights on in the first place.

Posted by CrisA March 29, 10 04:37 PM
63.

What can I say??? FANTASTIC!!! I loooooooooooooooove these "click" pictures!!! And, I love all the different architecture. Thanks!!!

Posted by mileslarboy March 29, 10 04:40 PM
64.

Beautiful imagery. Strong simple message. We are one. Interconnected.Aware of each other. Aware of Terra. Soon we shall all enjoy a New Earth with New Visions and New Energy. Thank you for sharing this. Love

Posted by The Owl March 29, 10 04:49 PM
65.

cool, i love earth and i love those whose willing to sacrifice, even for a brief moment. thank you for sharing :)

Posted by nomi March 29, 10 04:51 PM
66.

There is no pic of Riyadh, although it has two main towers there

Posted by Anonymous March 29, 10 04:53 PM
67.

good effort... hope it leads to a bigger purpose...

Posted by davidsangboi March 29, 10 05:00 PM
68.

Moving to the new dark age.

Posted by Anonymous March 29, 10 05:21 PM
69.

These photos are great, and interactive too. Good work!

Posted by Chris March 29, 10 05:29 PM
70.

pictures are really great¡
las fotos son estupendas¡
but, i realize that rigth now all these beautiful ligths are on
pero, me he dado cuenta que en este momento todas esas luces están encendidas
and i think: isn´t enough one hour
y pienso: no es suficiente una hora
so: shitch off your ligths, not your mind
así que: apaga tus luces, no tu mente.

Posted by miguel angel March 29, 10 05:31 PM
71.

I thought that all the images were wrong untill I read the headers... hahahaha! Great shots

Posted by Raúl buenaposada March 29, 10 05:36 PM
72.

To anyone who mentioned they like the look of the lights better, I'm sure most of us do find it prettier, but I think the point is that, collectively, we can achieve something big together. If only the goal were to use less energy all the time, not just turn lights off one hour per year.

I kind of question how genuine some of these pictures are, but I like the click-over feature so I'll save that for another day.

Posted by Nik March 29, 10 05:40 PM
73.

WAUUUUUU I am glad Romania is on the list :)

Posted by tudor March 29, 10 05:53 PM
74.

I know my city turned its lights off but we weren't there. Just too small. What a shame. Our mayor didn't think twice about jumping on this bandwagon. I guess with so much crime, the street lights just cannot be turned off. Well, keep on folks. Wonder if anyone knows how many kilowatts were actually saved (and how many cities made up their pix)?

Posted by Expat Texan March 29, 10 06:04 PM
75.

Very very cool er I mean bright no dark, er I mean impressive.

Insignificant on a KWat/hour basis, but significant on a global sense. We have a long way to go though.

Posted by Evan March 29, 10 06:07 PM
76.

#14 is OK, but it seems not too much people cared about this thing..

Posted by M. March 29, 10 06:09 PM
77.

Aesthetically, I'm stunned by how much visual subtlety we miss when lights are blaring. Are we losing the softness of shadows as much as we are losing the taste of fresh food?

Posted by Melissa March 29, 10 06:14 PM
78.

Dubai ??

Posted by Muzaher March 29, 10 06:20 PM
79.

I love how you can see the Moon move in one, and the tide come in on the one in Brazil.

Posted by Alice March 29, 10 06:38 PM
80.

Stunning photos as always.
On the other hand, what a waste of energy ...

Posted by Leonardo, the Netherlands March 29, 10 06:41 PM
81.

I am sleep ing, all my lights turn off

Posted by Adriana Lombardi R. March 29, 10 06:51 PM
82.

Hay dos cosas infinitas: el Universo y la estupidez humana. Y del Universo no estoy seguro.
Einstein.

Posted by William March 29, 10 07:01 PM
83.

Not too many USA pictures..

Posted by Verna Kelley March 29, 10 07:09 PM
84.

amazing..... is beatiful

Posted by guillermo March 29, 10 07:14 PM
85.

It is strange that there is not a night view of Kanto region.

Posted by hakuta March 29, 10 07:18 PM
86.

Amazing set.

Posted by refotografie.blogspot.com March 29, 10 07:21 PM
87.

Nice set.

Quite Impressive, in Sidney the turned of the sky!

Posted by Ernesto Tantao March 29, 10 07:23 PM
88.

They all look better when the lights are off. The light is so artificial and ugly.
BTW, South Africa was weird. They highlight a goddamn mountain!?? That's insane.

Posted by Anonymous March 29, 10 07:46 PM
89.

This picturers make me think... do we really need taht much light at night? Do buildings need all that external light? is it because they look pretty, hell then we need to start making a Day for earth... like sundays or something like that. Its ridiculous to light up a mountain... or a big building...

Posted by Anonymous March 29, 10 08:16 PM
90.

First, beautiful photos and second, to know whow we are trying to save our heath, makes me think that we are far from the reallity. We need much more!

Posted by Emily March 29, 10 08:19 PM
91.

The biggest farce ever in my mind. An hour where the wealthiest and typically biggest abusers of energy in the world (ie. the West) turn our lights off for an hour so we can all lend superficial support to the climate change cause. But when it comes to discussions of the real changes needed - we clam up.

Posted by Jonathan March 29, 10 08:23 PM
92.

I could not hear any Kum Baya during this silliness!

Posted by Ken March 29, 10 08:32 PM
93.

What a wonderful world!
However...
Hope do not miss the tallest building around the world, TAIPEI 101.

Posted by Alma March 29, 10 08:33 PM
94.

Couldn't help noticing: in New York (picture #20), of the four most prominent towers visible in the picture, the only one that didn't dim its lights was Con Ed, our local electric company...perhaps that was their not-so-subtle way of flipping a giant skyscraper-sized bird to conservation...?

Posted by RHG March 29, 10 08:39 PM
95.

Amazing!!!

Posted by Anonymous March 29, 10 08:43 PM
96.

Absolutamente fantástico!

Posted by Lulis March 29, 10 08:47 PM
97.

Earth Hour is one of the best event that should be implemented atleast twice a year. These will save a lot of energy for our planet to survive.

Posted by Electrical Services March 29, 10 08:53 PM
98.

Melissa (#77), I think you're bang on right! There's some comfort and warmth in shadows and darkness (and no, I'm not a criminal!), and the glare of klieg lighting just seems to make what is dark seem so much darker and even more ominous.

Posted by Martin Levenson March 29, 10 09:07 PM
99.

For those that are wondering why some shots look brighter after the lights went off it's because, without the bright light of the monument/building/whatever, the photographer made a longer exposure and caught more ambient light making the overall scene brighter.

You can go out into the desert, away from all electric lights, and, with a long enough exposure, it will look like daytime. That's just from the stars and moonlight.

Posted by tripleman March 29, 10 09:12 PM
100.

It wouldn't be so bad to have earth hour once a week, or once every day...

Posted by Sonia March 29, 10 09:28 PM
101.

each one is superb ... not sure which to say best...

Posted by Pawan March 29, 10 09:31 PM
102.

This is so impressive! Gave me goosebumps!! :3

Posted by Via March 29, 10 09:34 PM
103.

some of these are really good - but some look like the cap was put back on the camera for the lights out part

Posted by Anonymous March 29, 10 09:37 PM
104.

so impressed with "lights out" in Las Vegas. Each & every year this grows. Like anything, with time, this will be a significant part of how we look at our world. A simple flip of the switch. Even in Vegas, Babeee...

Posted by jean March 29, 10 09:42 PM
105.

I LOVE MOTHER EARTH !!!!! I'M PROUD TO BE PART OF THIS CAMPAIGN.....FOR BETTER FUTURE TO A NEW GENERATION.........:)

Posted by Iris V. Eleazar March 29, 10 09:43 PM
106.

There's hope....It was lights out at my home in The Bahamas! Next year I hope to inspire my entire nation to participate next year! If the oceans continue to rise...we will lose our beautiful paradise.

Posted by Indira W March 29, 10 09:45 PM
107.

AMAZING..BREATH-TAKING, SPECTACULAR, AND BEAUTIFUL. Its a good incentive to became aware of what we are doing to the Earth inhabitants. It should be done at least once a month, or every so often within a month.

Posted by Wei March 29, 10 09:45 PM
108.

These Pictures made me realize how much light the world's large cities actually use. Kinda sad, really.

Posted by Kyle March 29, 10 09:45 PM
109.

Beautiful but really a waste at the same time.... Should be done every day.

Posted by Claire March 29, 10 09:49 PM
110.

These places are so beautiful,would love to be able to go to them all.

Posted by Anonymous March 29, 10 09:50 PM
111.

Nice to see the World as one, at least assumption is.
.

Posted by Selcuk Askin March 29, 10 09:52 PM
112.

Absolutely stunning pictures!!Great job!!

Posted by paula sharma March 29, 10 09:52 PM
113.

absolutely amazing!

Posted by jenn March 29, 10 09:58 PM
114.

I also blacked out, I slept.

Posted by Sarah Lee March 29, 10 10:14 PM
115.

I was impressed with Toronto. Seems like they had the most individuals turning off lights; not just the big buildings turning off their skylights while everyone else enjoyed lights in their personal spaces, like was done most everywhere else.. I applaud you, Toronto!!

Posted by Kaye Smith, Iowa, U.S.A. March 29, 10 10:22 PM
116.

It's all wank! Pathetic that jestures that no real commitment.

Posted by David Gillyon March 29, 10 10:31 PM
117.

The pictures are great, and they make me wonder once again why we need to light up all these buildings at night. Yes, the buildings do look pretty when lit up, but why don't we look at their beauty during daylight hours, and gaze at the starts at night? Why not make Earth Hour permanent, at least as far as the external lighting on building is concerned?

Posted by Rashed March 29, 10 10:32 PM
118.

maybe one day there'll be a day(or days) in the week they turn off all the lights... keep hoping!

Posted by Angela March 29, 10 10:35 PM
119.

the "fade" effect is impressive. however, this is too little too late. it will take more than one hour one night per year on a few hand-selected buildings and mountains(?) - and those only partially dark - to make a difference in energy overconsumption worldwide. some light for security is fine. let's see entire cities and all businesses get involved and do this regularly - THAT would be something to see. why do businesses need to leave all their lights on all night, anyway? mankind is turning night to day, flattening mountains, filling in lowlands, channeling rivers - will we ever learn? ooh, but it's so pretty... we are not very wise stewards : (

Posted by sue March 29, 10 10:41 PM
120.

Wow, those are great pictures.

Posted by alisyah March 29, 10 10:48 PM
121.

Let's start saving electricity as much as we can from now.

Posted by Farras March 29, 10 10:54 PM
122.

Really nice collection.. The fade-in/fade-out renders perfect.

Posted by Rakesh Sivan March 29, 10 10:55 PM
123.

wow... those pic are stunning, how to do tat effect ?????
anyway, i went out tat day so, the light was auto turn off liao ...
hehehe

Posted by elson March 29, 10 10:57 PM
124.

Stunning - so glad I participated...

Posted by Dorothy March 29, 10 11:02 PM
125.

Amazing....why do we need so many lights turned on at night anyway?

Posted by Denise March 29, 10 11:02 PM
126.

Uauuuu!!

Posted by Rodrigo Rattes March 29, 10 11:10 PM
127.

Very much a let down. The only lights that seem to be turned off aren't even important anyway. It seems most cities in the world don't want to take this seriously.

Posted by Ned March 29, 10 11:22 PM
128.

I wanted to see that moment by Google Earth, and I thought that it could be almost imposible in real time, but with this pictures I am so satisfied.. Excellent!!!

Posted by Estampa12 March 29, 10 11:29 PM
129.

Good effort,,, we need much more.... Basically all we need to light is our rooms, pathways and streets not the whole building!!!Why we need to light up the sky,moon and stars are there and it's awesome. Nature is best appreciated during the day, why need to light up a mountain?

Posted by Jeffrey March 29, 10 11:31 PM
130.

amazing sights !!

Posted by Harry March 29, 10 11:37 PM
131.

excellent pics and good to see teh world participating :)

Posted by rajesh March 29, 10 11:47 PM
132.

amazing..........

Posted by Nisha Bhatia March 29, 10 11:48 PM
133.

Truly Amazin...
just a reminder 2 every1... plz dont forget the main motto of the event.. reduce use of electricity when not required, not just during earth hour but EVERYDAY....

Posted by 100gods March 29, 10 11:58 PM
134.

great... earth hour should be a practice
measn lights when not in use..should be switched off... and we all should feel dutifull for this...
thanks for sharing such nice pics...

Posted by saurabh March 29, 10 11:58 PM
135.

AMAZING!!!! I think some of these buildings are prettier with lights out. The picture of the Bird's Nest in Beijing in truly awe-inspiring without lights. We are many, we are one!

Posted by Raelyn March 30, 10 12:02 AM
136.

只能看到灯火通明

Posted by mengbo March 30, 10 12:13 AM
137.

les français n'ont ils pas éteint la Tour Eiffel ?

Posted by Alizé March 30, 10 12:14 AM
138.

Am I the only one that noticed how many lights were left on in almost every picture? I don't mean to sound too pessimistic but it seems that many places simply turned off one set of lights and turned on another. Cool pictures but I wonder just how much energy was actually saved.

Posted by Casey March 30, 10 12:26 AM
139.

Splendid!!! A collection of stunning gems.
These pictures are truly awesome and worth sharing to others.
Thanks so much for posting.

Posted by cherry roda March 30, 10 12:29 AM
140.

We do it in the dark!

Beautiful shots btw! and i love the fade effect.

Posted by nick March 30, 10 12:38 AM
141.

AMAZING PICTURES!!!
PLANET EARTH, WE CARE................................

Posted by LIZA March 30, 10 12:39 AM
142.

very effective tool for immediate global participation. this could be used in many ways. let's get creative with this!

Posted by RJ Catra March 30, 10 12:41 AM
143.

thank god i saw it before i died

Posted by navin daga March 30, 10 12:47 AM
144.

very nice, good effort...in you we saw places cooperate those.... I salute you sir... it's really a good job....perfect!

Posted by jores March 30, 10 12:52 AM
145.

awesome!!!

Posted by anna March 30, 10 01:02 AM
146.

this should happen at least one day of every month.

Posted by Deepak March 30, 10 01:14 AM
147.

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! Great work everyone.

Posted by Jenni Wright March 30, 10 01:35 AM
148.

Breath Taking Picture's of World's finest places joined together for a cause. Great Great Job done by photographer's.

Posted by Deepak Joshi March 30, 10 01:35 AM
149.

Amazing! Nice

Posted by Charli March 30, 10 01:41 AM
150.

Marvellous...

Posted by sachin goel March 30, 10 01:49 AM
151.

Stunning Pictures ....Absolutely Awesome to behold :)...

Posted by Heather Reed - Cape Town, South Africa March 30, 10 01:55 AM
152.

Very Nice pictures..

Posted by Anuradha, India March 30, 10 01:59 AM
153.

Stunning images.. Great job Boston Globe!

Posted by Ritish Patnaik March 30, 10 02:14 AM
154.

Now i know, it's Boston Globe was swith off for all Earth for all folks... Where is the plan of evacuation?

Posted by michael March 30, 10 02:15 AM
155.

Wonderful. We put our lights out too, had a couple of candles and played hide and seek with the kids. It was so much fun.

Posted by Nicola March 30, 10 02:16 AM
156.

This is awesome to see! We enjoyed our romantic hour with no lights in the house ;-)

Posted by M March 30, 10 02:26 AM
157.

This is the Awesome nice one Keep it up and thank you for sharing with world.

Posted by Kamlesh Joshi March 30, 10 02:28 AM
158.

The pictures are very nice, but I'm disappointed in the half of the photographers who didn't maintain the same exposure between the views, as that strongly lowers the impact of any comparison between the two shots. The sets where in the "dark" version the sky gets brighter and the silhouettes come out are the offenders. The resulting photo is perhaps better as a stand-alone view, but without the same exposure as its "bright" counterpart, the sense of change is reduced, and you're given a false sense of richness that's simply not there in the dark.

The last one by Khaled Desouk is a perfect example of how to do it right.

Posted by Jeffrey Friedl March 30, 10 02:30 AM
159.

Simply Amazing!!! I have shared on my page in the hopes that they will inspire more peeps to participate next year!!! Thank you!!!:)

Posted by Bee Grandison March 30, 10 02:31 AM
160.

They should do earth hour once a week or at least once a month and not once a year!!

Posted by Anonymous March 30, 10 02:49 AM
161.

Mind blowing.....
feels Great to be part of Earth Hour

Posted by Jeet Bookseller March 30, 10 02:51 AM
162.

Aaaooo!!

Posted by Aaaooo March 30, 10 02:55 AM
163.

and Paris town??nothing?

Posted by Jenny March 30, 10 03:02 AM
164.

Stupid game. It will last until the first major collapse of electric system.
However, the photos are amazing as always.

Posted by dzsobacsi March 30, 10 03:06 AM
165.

Awesome. Pity people did not put out individual indoor lights as well.

Posted by Tuatha of the Isles March 30, 10 03:08 AM
166.

At #24 they turn off the Forbidden city, but the rest of the area (in the background) is still blazing in light. The same is applicable to many other pictures.

I think it's more of a show - just to turn off main buildings and tourist attractions. It's easy and beautiful, but not very useful, I believe.

On the contrary, pic #14 really shows attitude - so many windows became dark!

Posted by Dmitriy Levchenko March 30, 10 03:11 AM
167.

Toronto most definetly put forward the best of all efforts. I am incredibly proud of them and theirs. Cheers 2 our neighbors in the 'North'!!!

Posted by Daniel Craig March 30, 10 03:23 AM
168.

Awesome !

Posted by Alban March 30, 10 03:24 AM
169.

Amazing.... Let's see the movement operating at more than once a year! Everyone doing something small can together make a difference

Posted by Sarah (South Africa) March 30, 10 03:29 AM
170.

gorgeous, brillant, i cant find the rite words to describe this. I also switched off the lights.

Posted by Aliyah March 30, 10 03:30 AM
171.

whr r da pics. of india?

Posted by ketan March 30, 10 03:35 AM
172.

Amazing set!

It feels kinda strange and sad when I proceed to turn them back on again, one by one.

Posted by Mandy March 30, 10 03:44 AM
173.

That is SO GREAT & AWESOME!!!
Let us support the 2011 Earth Hour!

Posted by Syafiq March 30, 10 03:48 AM
174.

Great images, best of all is looking at places all over the world actually caring about one and the same thing. No matter religion, no matter, culture, politics - the lights go down everywhere. wish there were more things taht united people like that...

Posted by Dil March 30, 10 03:49 AM
175.

just another grim reminder of the war of the light lite unesseryaly good show briten

Posted by rodney gandy March 30, 10 03:53 AM
176.

#26 cool fade effect on click.. awesome

Posted by sohilv March 30, 10 03:54 AM
177.

An amazing sight!! Glad to see humanity make a stand against climate change.

Posted by Taryn Bentley March 30, 10 03:54 AM
178.

is cool!!!!

Posted by Tornado March 30, 10 04:10 AM
179.

Its awesome

Posted by Anonymous March 30, 10 04:15 AM
180.

非常的漂亮,thank you sharing!

Posted by 路小飞 March 30, 10 04:19 AM
181.

amazing there's so much more to see once the lights are off :)

Posted by aldi March 30, 10 04:24 AM
182.

Proud to be Malaysian.....

the KLCC light off very stunning......

very interesting when the light turn of the light on building it turn on...

we do't see anything is hidden of buliding except the light is of...

so many people doing late night job!

huhhuhuuhu....!

Posted by wan March 30, 10 04:24 AM
183.

Gosh this is Mind blowing!!!! Sad that India didnt feature anywhere in these pics :(

Posted by SN March 30, 10 04:31 AM
184.

Just realized that earth is all the more serene and beautiful laden with natural lights.
Industrialized nations should rethink on their consumption patterns.

Posted by Dasettan March 30, 10 04:32 AM
185.

I think it is quite sad that we give mother earth only one hour of our time and then act all noble like about it. I really don't think that this awareness scheme had any purpose or effect on anybody whatsoever apart from maybe a couple of nice pictures that made people go wow!!!

We the people of mother earth needs to turn of a lot more off than just lights if we would like to save not just our planet but each other.

Wake up people before its' to late!!

Posted by Love & Truth March 30, 10 04:39 AM
186.

WOw what a great initiative

Posted by Venture Venkat March 30, 10 04:44 AM
187.

Earth Hour 2010 panoramic photo - Warsaw, Poland: http://foto360.pl/vr/godzina-dla-ziemi/

Posted by Konrad March 30, 10 04:54 AM
188.

perfect images! well done! the effect you created is really artistic!

Posted by Sim March 30, 10 05:10 AM
189.

Once a year the world proves it can come together, let's make it happen more often after all we are one race the human race living on one planet, our Earth.

Posted by Christina McShannon March 30, 10 05:19 AM
190.

By the way Sue - Table Mountain in South Africa is naturally flat, it was not flattened by man. It is a major tourist attraction of Cape Town. THAT is why it is lit up. Did you even notice that that picture was actually the least lit up, to start with?

Posted by Tamsyn March 30, 10 05:33 AM
191.

The places becomming even more beautiful withou all that light!

Posted by Jos March 30, 10 05:36 AM
192.

The real protection of the environment is not about turning off a few lights once a year, it's about your daily routines, such as not dumping garbage into nature, biking more and driving less, recycling, buying food that's grown near your city, and so on. Nobody will thank you for staying in the dark for an hour.

Posted by Zob March 30, 10 05:42 AM
193.

Glad to have taken part and Switching Off for one hour this year while in Riyadh, KSA.
The Sphinx and Pyramids looked awesome too in the before and after shots, also here in Riyadh both Faysaleya and Kingdom Towers switched off.
A proud Egyptian :)

Posted by Noran Shafey March 30, 10 05:43 AM
194.

Awesome pics ! Loved them all !

Posted by Jshu March 30, 10 05:55 AM
195.

Too good. Lets protect our Earth....

Posted by Vipul Kaushik March 30, 10 06:09 AM
196.

Awesome pictures...they are just mind blowing....

Posted by Ridhi Verma March 30, 10 06:10 AM
197.

like the commercial says,it's not about which country u are from, it's about what planet u r from..

Posted by jaunty March 30, 10 06:22 AM
198.

thanks for sharing

Posted by bapuy March 30, 10 06:30 AM
199.

Wauauauauauauauw! Magnificent pictures!

Posted by Frank Conijn March 30, 10 06:34 AM
200.

wow!!! great photo...

Posted by tinglee March 30, 10 06:53 AM
201.

Awesome pics its a shame we cant have half them turned off for an hr on daily basis

Posted by Anonymous March 30, 10 07:10 AM
202.

It makes you think....do these cities REALLY have to keep these lights on all night?

Posted by Janice de Lims March 30, 10 07:17 AM
203.

Some buildings look nice without lights. Why must the lights be turned on then?

Posted by Cheong March 30, 10 07:22 AM
204.

This is great but here in Bangladesh we are having a 10 hours black out everyday due to power cut resulted from electricity, gas and water shortage. So Earth Day is everyday for us. We thank the rest of the world for observing the day to understand what we are going through.

Posted by Akku Chowdhury March 30, 10 07:48 AM
205.

Amazing :-) Dumbstruck!

Posted by Chandu March 30, 10 07:48 AM
206.

Bravo, atleast people have sarted realising how essential it is to save energy. Hats off for Earth Hour 2010, Lets start Earth Hour 2010 atleast once in a month and start saving energy. There is a saying a POT IS FILLED WITH WATER BY SAVING WATER DROP BY DROP. THE SAME CAN BE DONE FOR ENERGY...!!!!!

Posted by jasbir juneja March 30, 10 08:03 AM
207.

Amazing pictures! Well done for putting them together!!

Posted by Helen March 30, 10 08:06 AM
208.

I am so proud of the folks in Toronto who turned off all those lights in the financial district! What an amazing job! Well done! You make us proud!

Posted by Corey Brown, NB Canada March 30, 10 08:07 AM
209.

Nice shoots!

Posted by Anonymous March 30, 10 08:12 AM
210.

aren't there any photos from the philippines since they're the title holder?

Posted by rafael March 30, 10 08:14 AM
211.

really,it was an earth hour....

Posted by khusi March 30, 10 08:15 AM
212.

Wake up ppl serisly wake up & do join in, nt only for jst 1hour bt wnevr these essential resources lyk water, lights ,,wn nt reqd palllizzzzz dnt waste it,,jst because vr paying 4it... cos wtevr v shal waste tdy may nt b thr for the nex generation...as we walk on this mother land who gives us support to stand,,v shud save her n protect her

Posted by cash March 30, 10 08:26 AM
213.

Improving the picture quality by adding black. No wonder they add black masks to most LCD screens.

Posted by Ashish Dalvi March 30, 10 08:45 AM
214.

This just goes to show much power we are wasting on a daily basis. IMO all decorative lighting should be self sufficient solar power.

Posted by Matt March 30, 10 08:45 AM
215.

Must be twise a year !!! Fantastic Photos - debe hacerse en TODO el mundo

Posted by Armando March 30, 10 09:06 AM
216.

Great pics! We can see how unnecessary are some lights.

Posted by David ORREGO March 30, 10 09:08 AM
217.

The best earth hour gallery

Posted by KEvin B March 30, 10 09:16 AM
218.

Awesome!!
We turned off the main switch in our house, so all the electrical appliances were off.
I wish we could do this at least once a month. That would be better.
In Bali, Indonesia, on the Hindu Day of Silence they turn off the lights for a full day and save a substancial amount of electricity.
Looking at the pictures, I felt we really don't need so many lights turned on in the buildings. It's frightening!
Save Mother Earth from an early death!!

Posted by Sandhya Prasad March 30, 10 09:18 AM
219.

w0w...I'm impressed...Can you do it again in Earth Hour 2011...

Posted by MyKel David March 30, 10 09:19 AM
220.

Why do this only once in a year? They should do it every night!

What are those tiny white things twinklin' when de lights are off??

Posted by Uncle Jean March 30, 10 09:23 AM
221.

Awesome pics...this should be done more often!!! :))

Posted by Tasha Ralston March 30, 10 09:24 AM
222.

Beautiful pictures!!

Posted by Anonymous March 30, 10 09:28 AM
223.

I

cue HSM's "we're all in this together" NOW!

sorry. couldn't think of a better song.:))

next year, i hope to put the Philippines among these photos!:)

Posted by Apple March 30, 10 09:29 AM
224.

Love the Romania's Parliament building!

Posted by Alina March 30, 10 09:31 AM
225.

AWESONE...............
simply beautiful, I love my earth!
=)

Posted by Cesar March 30, 10 09:40 AM
226.

I understand the comments about "why not all lights?" It's called safety. I love the earth too, but value my safety even more. I turned off my lights at home and stayed there. I didn't want to be out on completely dark streets for some person to be able to hurt me with the cover of darkness.

Posted by L. Ann March 30, 10 09:50 AM
227.

"South Africans have contributed 420MW electricity savings to the Earth Hour initiative. From an environmental angle, every person who participated in the Earth Hour initiative in South Africa can say that he or she contributed to the saving of 400 tons of carbon dioxide, 224 tons of coal and some 576 kilolitres of water due to the power stations not needing to generate the 420MW."

Stats from our Electricity Supply Organisation in South Africa. I would say we did a lot - and could do so much more...

Posted by Alison Leach March 30, 10 09:51 AM
228.

This would be nice to be had a little more frequently, only with people getting involved on a personal level this time. In a lot of pictures I can see the floodlights on the buildings going out but the windows are still bright (eg. on the second image).

Posted by inti March 30, 10 09:52 AM
229.

great ! formidable, mais où la France et Paris !

Posted by line Voyé March 30, 10 09:54 AM
230.

I find the picture of twin towers very beautiful, the design of twin towers is perfect !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by victorien March 30, 10 09:58 AM
231.

AMAZING!!!!!

Posted by MYRA TIA March 30, 10 10:01 AM
232.

I am sure I am not alone when I suggest that many of buildings look better without the blaring gaudy lights anyway - the less is more effect, where something is left to the imagination. Most of the lighting is ridiculous pretentious bling.
Also think about the inequality highlighted by the monetary cost for all this excessive lighting and the millions who live without adequate food..........the message must get louder.

Excellent pictures though and most impressed by the 'switch' ability!

Posted by Kathy March 30, 10 10:07 AM
233.

Congratulations to Toronto and Hong Kong. Amazing pictures.

Posted by Fabio Morais March 30, 10 10:09 AM
234.

Son fantasticas las fotografias, apaga las luces que no necesites, y ahorra energia, el planeta te lo agradecera

Posted by rafa March 30, 10 10:28 AM
235.

B-E-A-UTIFUL

(like jim carry in bruce almighty)

Posted by Victor de Scheirlynck March 30, 10 10:32 AM
236.

*just a guess, but i believe that this is a symbolic act - and quite a beautiful one at that. with the short attention span of us earthlings earth hour is about all we can handle.
*someone wrote that this was a perfect opportunity for thieves; actually - having lights off makes it harder for them. they will need light to perform their dastardly deeds. if your lights are off it's easy to spot someone who isn't supposed to be there by their torch.
*also, to the person who turned their lights on, you are indeed a jerk.

Posted by roger franks March 30, 10 10:33 AM
237.

Spectacular!! Breathless!! Is there any pic from Puerto Rico??

Posted by Hector Perez March 30, 10 10:33 AM
238.

I was glad to see that we took place in this event here in Egypt... I thought I was the only one who turned the lights off around here... This is the least we can do for planet Earth... Awesome photos, great switch technique and yes we should do it more often...

Posted by Maha Kamel March 30, 10 10:34 AM
239.

Proud of Toronto! I agree with #226 about safety, my teen age kids MUST be home during this hour of darkness - but it has become a family tradition and we enjoy it. I would have liked to have seen more residential lights go off - not just the big tourist attractions.

Posted by Laurie Hancock March 30, 10 10:34 AM
240.

beautiful but complete nonsens

Posted by dercks March 30, 10 10:37 AM
241.

Superb Snaps...........

Great Going :)

Cheers

Nilesh aKa Djkruz

Posted by Nilesh Butani March 30, 10 10:49 AM
242.

So few in Europe, and mainly the tourist attractions elsewhere. But from small acorns large oak trees grow - so let's see what next year brings. It is great to see the world united in common cause.

Posted by Vorobyey March 30, 10 10:56 AM
243.

saving energy to stop global warming is a good idea in general. but the world's electricity usage of light is only about 3% of all used electricity. switching off lights is of course right, but you should pay much more attention to switch off electronic devices from stand by, that would be much more useful!

Posted by Babelfish March 30, 10 10:56 AM
244.

thats very great picture...

Posted by me March 30, 10 11:06 AM
245.

Stunning pictures; what a beautiful world we live in; we should

really take care of it. Again wonderful and awe inspiring.

Posted by O.Zammit March 30, 10 11:08 AM
246.

Fantastic enjoyed every frame. Great photography.

Posted by Pat March 30, 10 11:11 AM
247.

We turned off all technology in our home and enjoyed a candlelight dinner and then just talked by the fire... it was a nice excuse to slow down, stop consuming energy and watching/typing/listening to technology for a moment and just enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Would like to do it more often.

Posted by Emily March 30, 10 11:17 AM
248.

Amazing! Just shows what can be achieved when the everyone thinks and acts globally! Make this last! We CAN fight climate change!

Posted by Karen Lim March 30, 10 11:21 AM
249.

I participated that...

Posted by Omar.N.B March 30, 10 11:23 AM
250.

absolutely amazing!!!!

Posted by Anonymous March 30, 10 11:45 AM
251.

These are amazing. Thanks to them, now I know what I have to do next year on Earth hour.

Cố lên Linh ơi!

Posted by Linh March 30, 10 11:49 AM
252.

Really amazing! :) Actually, some buildings I liked even better without all those lights!

Posted by xijs March 30, 10 12:02 PM
253.

Our planet is beautiful, at day and at nightime. We don't need to turn it into constant day-time: night is beatiful!!! I don't know if you guys noticed, but there are some cities that have a beautiful sky (photos from China, Japan and Australia) but I'm sure they don't know it because all those lights on!

I love the planet...

Posted by Anonymous March 30, 10 12:12 PM
254.

The theme is "We reduce electricity use by turning out lights" so you post the pics online so thousands of people will use electricity to power up their computer to look at pictures of people saving electricity. Great work!

Posted by Dave March 30, 10 12:29 PM
255.

Completely superficial gesture that amounts to nothing.

Posted by LR March 30, 10 12:34 PM
256.

Where are the Pics from India ???
No where ?? :-(((

Posted by Reeva Dhingra March 30, 10 12:37 PM
257.

REALLY REALLY GREAT PICTURES!!!
My most and sincerly congratulations. It was a very, i think, hard job to collect all this images, but the final result is fantastic.
Really thank you.

Posted by Carlos March 30, 10 12:59 PM
258.

These pictures are nice, however they make me sad.
For 1 little hour of pseudo darkness, we waste considerable amounts of energy overnight in an attempt to make ugly buildings look nicer. Honk Kong has been elected recently the most polluted city in the world. When the lights are off, the sky actually turns... orange. Have you seen a star in those pictures ? We don't even remember what is a starry night... Ask kids from Beijing or Hong Kong if they have ever seen a star in the sky!
Like "Earth day", is "Earth hour" just a way to make people feel less responsible once a year? What about the 364 other days? What about the remaining 8759 hours?

Posted by Barbibul March 30, 10 01:06 PM
259.

Very impressive. Thank you for sharing.

Posted by K March 30, 10 01:19 PM
260.

just 1 word....
wow............

Posted by harsh March 30, 10 01:20 PM
261.

stupendo....cena a luce di candela, atmosfera magica. Crediamo sia stata una bellissima esperienza anche per le nostre 3 giovani figlie!

Posted by fabrizio e franca March 30, 10 01:25 PM
262.

Super!!!

Posted by Karen Sandoval Prado March 30, 10 01:28 PM
263.

I had a small fire going in the back yard, drove my Jeep around that gets 13mpg, left all the lights on in the house, stereo blaring. It was awesome!

Posted by James March 30, 10 01:29 PM
264.

simply beautiful !!!!!! iam awestruck !!!!!!!

Posted by shelly March 30, 10 01:36 PM
265.

Magnificent. Blessings, Thanks and Praises

Posted by Louise Harford March 30, 10 01:39 PM
266.

this is so us being united for mother earth we should take this as an example for world peace i love it

Posted by Gilamr G Guy March 30, 10 01:40 PM
267.

Amazing pics.....AWESOME!!!!!
out of words to describe it...
hats off to all the gr8 photographers who clicked these....

Posted by Tanishq Goyal March 30, 10 01:44 PM
268.

Breathtaking images! I'm awestricken!

Posted by Anne Bereso March 30, 10 01:49 PM
269.

wow. this is really great. if we will only work hand-in-hand, we'll be able lessen if not stop the global warming. :)

this is our mother earth. the home of our ancestors and of the future generations. it is where we live and suffer the mourns of our death.

til next earth hour :)

Posted by mae March 30, 10 01:51 PM
270.

Thanks for the opportunity to observe the stars in the sky for a change. Did anyone look up? I saw the Southern Cross and the Milky Way. What a wonderful sight.

Posted by Cathy March 30, 10 02:02 PM
271.

glad to see humanity sharing It's great

Posted by amani March 30, 10 02:12 PM
272.

*Beautiful*

Posted by Amber March 30, 10 02:24 PM
273.

DON'T HAVE APPROPRIATE WORDS TO COMMENT ON THIS UNIQUE ENDEAVOUR.....KUDOS

Posted by ashok March 30, 10 02:27 PM
274.

It's too bad that these lights can't be out all of the time.

Posted by Bill Tillier March 30, 10 02:28 PM
275.

Your attitude is unique James. Karma will come back and bite you some day. Remember your comment here when that happens.

Posted by Carol in Phoenix March 30, 10 02:48 PM
276.

Spectacular!! Breathless!! Amazing!!

Posted by Akhtar Shaikh March 30, 10 02:52 PM
277.

Nice, there are too many lights for decoration. Waste of energy.

I live in urban area, I need to drive more than an hour before I can reach a dark sky for astrophotography.

Posted by Citizen March 30, 10 02:55 PM
278.

sus fotos son espectaculares me quede asonbrada

Posted by Anthonella yanez March 30, 10 03:06 PM
279.

While I appreciate the symbolism of the Earth Hour - it ultimately does very little to help the environment. Of course, while I don't think the environment as a whole is in any dire straits (in particular global warming), it is always nice to see people on a global scale recognizing such a thing, even if I conscientiously disagree with many of the more fiscally liberal principles that are often associated with the people behind these events. Beautiful pictures.

Posted by David B. March 30, 10 03:13 PM
280.

Do you really think that powerplants will turn down their run, when people will switch lights off for an hour? Do you know how powerplant works and what it means to reduce the production of electricity? Most probably this action did not save any gram of coal or oil. Plants just generated some electricity to the air. Electricity is not the water you can stop producing for a snap and start to produce again. Plants just run in the same level. If enough people will turn power off, then it may put electric plants in a hard situation. And in the moment people together power on again, plants need more power for the short moment of switching on. Most probably this action made powerplants to waste more coal and oil than without this action as they needed to be ready for swithing on moment.

Posted by . March 30, 10 03:16 PM
281.

foto stupende....complimenti per il servizio fotografico,la vera tecnologia ingegnieristica , espressain queste assolutalmente belle immagini

Posted by Francesco Azzaroni March 30, 10 03:26 PM
282.

Seems there were large numbers of lights still on in most of these pics. I wonder how many of them are really necessary. Perhaps some of them could be turned off permanently.

Posted by Billy Elm March 30, 10 03:27 PM
283.

Amazing photos ... I am becoming regular to your site

Posted by Vineet March 30, 10 03:43 PM
284.

Why is this only 1 hour a year? Why not every night, all night?

Posted by RL March 30, 10 03:47 PM
285.

Чудният е луд !!! :))

Posted by И.Б. March 30, 10 03:49 PM
286.

What a fantastic effort, kudos to WWF

Posted by Ron Poston March 30, 10 04:18 PM
287.

The pics are very nice, but the idea is nonsence. The people hav to stop the useless lights - like huge advertisment bilbords and not the artistik lighting of histrik buildins.

Posted by YG March 30, 10 04:22 PM
288.

I wonder why we cannot consider an 'Earth hour once a month or even once a week. It could become a habit and people maight simply start to turn stuff off on a regular basis and how wonderful would that be--Why do those large buildings need to light up the night when "NO ONE IS HOME?"

Posted by Sally Barker March 30, 10 05:06 PM
289.

Awesome! I just got goosebumps upon seeing these pictures! Til next year!

Posted by daisy March 30, 10 06:25 PM
290.

I'm amazed so many lights were on in business offices on a saturday night. Or any night. Are people working late or just wasting energy?

Posted by BGE March 30, 10 06:57 PM
291.

that is so amazing

Posted by sama March 30, 10 07:05 PM
292.

Totally Cool Sh*t …. But does any one have any figures …. How much electricity was saved in one hour … on earth……?

i.e : Megawatts ..?

Posted by Pankaj D March 30, 10 07:19 PM
293.

Where is Istanbul ????

Posted by Gokhan March 30, 10 07:20 PM
294.

@Fabio - Just curious, why do you single out Toronto and Hong Kong for their participation? Many countries are represented in these pictures.

Posted by David B. March 30, 10 07:29 PM
295.

oh yes, this kind of crap is gonna make a difference.
go ahead, show your earthiness and just live off the grid entirely like Amish!
total waste of time!

Posted by the dominator March 30, 10 07:46 PM
296.

awesome!

Posted by hasan March 30, 10 08:03 PM
297.

all this does is highlight how much energy we wast 24 hours a day, 364 days a year. one hour just doesnt seem like enough time for all of these pointless glory lights to be turned off.

Posted by L.Benson March 30, 10 08:38 PM
298.

Nice one. I switched off every single image to see the BIG difference. It really did amazingly. Let's all keep everybody aware to take action.

Posted by Bem Ramirez March 30, 10 08:41 PM
299.

I observe that most of the dimming seems to occur from sources used to illuminate the outsides of buildings and not from the insides. Toronto being a notable exception.

Posted by Dave March 30, 10 08:45 PM
300.

Amazing and deeply Inspiring!

Posted by Gabriel Lagomarsino March 30, 10 09:15 PM
301.

greeaaat..specially the night click ! thx

Posted by visualsuspekt March 30, 10 09:19 PM
302.

just awesome.. some of the places look a lot more beautiful with no or dimmed lights

Posted by Anurag Mishra March 30, 10 09:22 PM
303.

Hai very fanstantic pictiure I so likes it

Posted by K March 30, 10 09:41 PM
304.

It's so amzing to see the Earth Hour from many places in the world.
It's so meaningful. Thanks so much for sharing.

Posted by Long, Nguyen Hoang March 30, 10 09:50 PM
305.

Awesome.

Posted by Jo Anne March 30, 10 09:57 PM
306.

Oops! Someone forgot to turn off the moon in number 4.

Posted by Chuck March 30, 10 10:04 PM
307.

awesome.......:)

Posted by Durgesh March 30, 10 10:11 PM
308.

Awesome........:)

Posted by Durgesh March 30, 10 10:16 PM
309.

This really shows transformation. Awesome pictures.

Posted by Alex Pavlenko March 30, 10 10:29 PM
310.

amazing how people all over the world still concern on our earth

Posted by narsha March 30, 10 10:30 PM
311.

Wow! It's so amazing photos are looks great.

Posted by baluunz March 30, 10 10:37 PM
312.

Beautiful!! And just the beginning of awareness. Lets use this union to ignite and inspire further endeavours! Every little bit WILL count! Use the inspiration from this spectacle to inspire energy savings every day! We on Earth should aspire to no less!

Posted by Kristi March 30, 10 10:39 PM
313.

No Manila, Philippines? :|

Posted by Nico March 30, 10 10:59 PM
314.

Awesome.

Posted by enn March 30, 10 11:41 PM
315.

wow...what a great...good...beautiful pictures......

Posted by yuliawatiyohanda March 30, 10 11:43 PM
316.

Great pictures, dopey event.

Posted by Dave O March 30, 10 11:50 PM
317.

I think we can do even better than this & possibly make it longer by starting Earth Hour earlier (didn't it used to start earlier in Sydney?) that way you can get the kids involved & then leaving everythign off when you go to sleep (make it extra long). Think we should have a good look at the photo & contact those office buildings wiht all the lights on & fine them if they don't tuen them off....in my humble opinion :-)

Posted by Fiona March 30, 10 11:54 PM
318.

Praise GOD!

Posted by Nick Tan March 31, 10 12:31 AM
319.

beautiful! how wonderful it is to see countries and places united in this cause. dont know why, but im just teary-eyed.

Posted by maia yu March 31, 10 12:34 AM
320.

What is really sad is I do not see one picture of our wonderful White House taking part of this. Really sad :(

Posted by Bobbi March 31, 10 12:38 AM
321.

wheres manilA??

Posted by Paul Reverente March 31, 10 12:53 AM
322.

AWESOME.

Posted by Isabella March 31, 10 01:24 AM
323.

YEAH JAKARTA :)

Posted by Anne March 31, 10 01:35 AM
324.

Very nice, I love it!!!! how I wish it could be done atleast once a month not just once a year...

Posted by Alyn March 31, 10 01:35 AM
325.

It is being united for earth we should take this as an example for world peace really I love it

Posted by Pankaj Jain March 31, 10 01:38 AM
326.

Amazing !!! Thanks for putting it together

Posted by Madhur Todi March 31, 10 01:41 AM
327.

Really impressive- what's more brilliant here is the fact how everyone united to make this happen!

Posted by Sardar Mohkim Khan March 31, 10 01:49 AM
328.

If we can do it for one hour, we can do more 'one-hour' events of it round a year. Help save Mother Earth! It's time to do less destroying and do more repairing. Make it not an effort, but a habit ;)

Posted by Gerald March 31, 10 01:59 AM
329.

Just because some cities turn off their lights for a few hours 1 day out of 360 days does not make much of a difference. If every city in the world turn off most of their lights every night, then that would really make a difference. Otherwise, this is just another photo op without long term gain.

Go Nuclear! Oil won't last forever and the only viable gigawatt producing power is nuclear energy. Oh don't try to say "Wind Power" or "Solar Power" because that won't power a large country let alone the world.
I'm a realist.......That's the reality of things.
Just the same, nice pictures.

Posted by W. Scott March 31, 10 02:05 AM
330.

Very beautiful! Great job in dimming the lights..makes me feel like I was actually there during the Earth Hour.

Posted by Charles Gaisano March 31, 10 02:16 AM
331.

hu..hu...best...!

Posted by pak nan March 31, 10 02:23 AM
332.

NiCE!
hope Philippines is here!
awww!!

Posted by Kristine March 31, 10 02:25 AM
333.

Most of these pictures show the exterior illumination of major buildings. The event has clearly been embraced by managers and executives because it generates good publicity and lets them claim to be environmentally sensitive. (Never mind that turning the lights off permanently would have a much greater effect...) There isn't evidence of participation or even awareness by the population at large. While Toronto looks good, note that most offices are empty at 8:30; it's the managers who turn off those lights, not the employees.

re #212: If you want anyone to listen to you, spell out words and use halfway-decent grammar. Your post is incomprehensible.

Posted by Jerral March 31, 10 03:24 AM
334.

Amazing.....Romania's Parliament building drop my jaw....beautiful

Posted by Anonymous March 31, 10 03:38 AM
335.

Awesome

Posted by Vineta March 31, 10 03:46 AM
336.

Well done for naming and shaming those that ignored the event and for highlighting and praising those organisations that got involved.

Looks like the environment lobby still has its work cut out to spread the word

A success in one way a disappointment in another

Posted by Duncan Heather March 31, 10 03:50 AM
337.

rewelacyjne efekty wizualne!!!!! a ekonomiczne???
-hommik

Posted by hommik March 31, 10 03:50 AM
338.

the proof of the fact that unnecessary lights make the world ugly...
and turning of your home lights for an hour is so unnecessary...

Posted by Michelle Dai March 31, 10 04:02 AM
339.

Let's start Earth Day.. No lights for one day.

Posted by Allan March 31, 10 04:24 AM
340.

Hey, I'm really impressed! those were awesome photos. thanks! VOTE EARTH!

Posted by Imran Mahadi March 31, 10 04:41 AM
341.

Why's it that there are still lights that are on in some cities? Few lights were only turned off. In a way, it's useless I believe. And before the earth hour, in our country, some held concerts to inaugurate earth hour which consumed energy that could have been saved.

Posted by Kimmy Jems March 31, 10 04:42 AM
342.

Vienkarši skaisti!!!!

Posted by Ilgmārs Voilaks March 31, 10 04:52 AM
343.

Awesome...pictrs...
well done mr Clicker, Compiler

Posted by Pulkit Chaturvedi March 31, 10 05:03 AM
344.

it would be great if day like this will be every week:)

Posted by Eve March 31, 10 05:12 AM
345.

Nagyon szép képek,csodálatos-)

Posted by soynara March 31, 10 05:13 AM
346.

Really amazing, even i had participated and i am very happy to see this many people supporting the cause

Posted by srinivas March 31, 10 05:26 AM
347.

Lets make a habit of doing this every month.

Posted by Sriram March 31, 10 05:28 AM
348.

Excellent Pics! Shows there is so much left to be enjoyed
without all the lights and noise!

Posted by Srini March 31, 10 05:51 AM
349.

Well, i am not sure of the logic behind turning off lights for one hour every year. Perhaps it would be better to have a more sustainable impactful solution... like turning off lights when not required, everytime!

Posted by Gaurav March 31, 10 06:02 AM
350.

Hi all,
its Great tht many of the developing and developed nations are performing and taking care of this Earth Hour. the snaps are really awesome but let it not be like for tht particular day and be it evryday... evrytime... whn we feel we are wasting this resource we should switch off to save environment....and life too....

its mine request to the readers, and also a request for all those who come intouch with U to please taek care of it..
let the real time for our future which is going to be really tough be a bit minimized.

Thanks :)

Posted by Chintan Kothari,Wipro Technology March 31, 10 06:03 AM
351.

I spent my earth hour at an all candle art festival :)
And I wonder if Burj Khalifah in Dubai participated. Or even Dubai itself..

Posted by Sakinah March 31, 10 06:04 AM
352.

yes.. i am proud and i am one of the Architectrual Inspector of Yas Hotel Marina, Yas Island Abu Dhabi.. terrific lights... nice..

Posted by ROMEO G. SICAT March 31, 10 06:17 AM
353.

Terrific !!

Posted by Amit Ahuja March 31, 10 06:25 AM
354.

Yeah. From glowing achievements of human civilization to black death of nothingness. Really impressive :|

Posted by Tomasz March 31, 10 06:26 AM
355.

cool!!!!!!!!!! \m/

Posted by meg March 31, 10 06:36 AM
356.

A pretty but irrelevant endeavor. Climate change.... baloney!

Posted by Tom March 31, 10 06:51 AM
357.

Awesome !

Posted by Anonymous March 31, 10 06:59 AM
358.

Muito legal, todos unidos por um só motivo.
Será em um fututo proximo, que iremos unir por varios motivos pela terra.
Esse é o primeiro passo para o planeta.

Posted by Anderson March 31, 10 07:09 AM
359.

GORGEOUS>

Posted by Hexe March 31, 10 07:10 AM
360.

Observers of Earth Hour are global citizens. Global Citizens make for Global Citizenship!

Posted by Julia Carreon-Lagoc March 31, 10 07:12 AM
361.

Beautiful and deeply Inspiring!!!!!!

Posted by Sanchita March 31, 10 07:19 AM
362.

gr8 pics luved the work!!

Posted by Kumar Abhishek March 31, 10 07:23 AM
363.

so awesomee

Posted by Alyssa Jamieson March 31, 10 07:28 AM
364.

Its unbelievable - the amount of electricity used for decorative purposes!
It's possible save kWh's of electricity by shutting down such lights which only serve cosmetic purposes. Think of all the savings that one can achieve without compromising on the electricity for actual needs!

But will the 'Developed' countries ever wake up to this reality? For the sake of our future generations, i hope they do!

Posted by Vineeth March 31, 10 07:30 AM
365.

Really great pictures ... and even better presentation by the one-click fade effect !!

Posted by NIHeavene March 31, 10 07:40 AM
366.

perfect job
greetings from greece

Posted by PsyJ March 31, 10 07:43 AM
367.

I see our Mayor of London could not be bothered to join in. Nice one Boris???

Posted by Roger Wood March 31, 10 07:47 AM
368.

Really beautiful pictures
it's amazing..who took this pictures??
we should do this more often like every month so we can make a difference
and conserve energy and help the earth.

Posted by Angelo March 31, 10 08:05 AM
369.

splendid

Posted by Pallav March 31, 10 08:06 AM
370.

Nice work, I like all photos,

It's AMAZING..

Hamada

Posted by Hamada March 31, 10 08:06 AM
371.

It was wonderful!!!!great job!

Posted by Garima March 31, 10 08:10 AM
372.

Amazing picture.. and what a lovely sky

Posted by Anonymous March 31, 10 08:12 AM
373.

wow! I lost my word what i am seeing. It just unbelievable.Awesome!.

Posted by NAYAN SAHA March 31, 10 08:31 AM
374.

LOVELY

Posted by HOSSAM RABEI March 31, 10 08:46 AM
375.

amazing snaps

Posted by yogesh March 31, 10 08:52 AM
376.

WoW! Amazing presentation! Well done!

Posted by Dimitris March 31, 10 08:57 AM
377.

wow..I felt like I was standing there watchin the world play host to earth hour...it was amazing seein those photos.

Posted by Deepak March 31, 10 09:22 AM
378.

Thank you, people.
Nature is thankful....

Posted by Anna-Odintsova(Russia) March 31, 10 09:23 AM
379.

The Parliament Building of India, World's Largest Democracy in spite of the terrible economic exploitation they went through for hundreds of years of foreign occupation, and yet came out of it through an amazing Nonviolent struggle, thereby founding a cynosure for the World to pursue, did not find any place in this "Earth Hour". It is a shame.

Posted by Himendra Barthakur March 31, 10 09:33 AM
380.

extraordinary .. my liked .. hoping this happens continually ..

Posted by Dwi Denny Apriliano March 31, 10 09:41 AM
381.

Great job Singapore! I'm truly proud to call myself a Singaporean! There should be an Earth Hour at least once a month.

Posted by Juan Luis Tay March 31, 10 10:04 AM
382.

Very, very Moving! The Acropolis! The Forbidden City! Big places all around the world!!! Infinite thanks to all who value our atmosphere, and saved those kilowatt hours!! Sue Butler

Posted by Sue Butler March 31, 10 10:21 AM
383.

Amazing Pictures, breath taking views! Salute to the BRILLIANT photographers...Astonishing Work..

Posted by Anwar Karakulangara March 31, 10 10:25 AM
384.

The beauty of these landscapes speak for themselves ... yet I'm appalled by the amount of wasted energy, energy we can ill afford. Such opulence, though very attractive, is hardly necessary, at least to such an excessive degree!

Posted by John Kratky March 31, 10 10:26 AM
385.

thanks for all nations in world for promoting this

Posted by krishna(indian) March 31, 10 10:28 AM
386.

la patá....geniales las fotos...

Posted by Ivo March 31, 10 10:38 AM
387.

We luv you Mother Earth and let us all together work to save this beautiful Planet. great pictures

Posted by nafi March 31, 10 10:41 AM
388.

Can't we do this every week?? or, well, every month at least??

Posted by Hutz Japan March 31, 10 10:42 AM
389.

beauty that cannot be described in words

Posted by Anonymous March 31, 10 10:43 AM
390.

Some of these people posting here show that their brains ahve been on dim for a long time.

Posted by jplguad March 31, 10 10:46 AM
391.

Wonderful! It simply shows we can be united for a good cause. We can effect a bigger change if we want to.

Posted by iarah albert March 31, 10 10:48 AM
392.

Am I the only one who believes climate change is a very real problem but "Earth Hour" is still a complete joke?

I fail to see how switching off the lights has any impact besides giving participants a warm and fuzzy feeling they "did something", when in reality they achieved absolutely nothing at all.

Posted by Tim March 31, 10 11:21 AM
393.

Great Pictures!

Posted by Descortinamento March 31, 10 11:28 AM
394.

Type your comment here...

Posted by Anonymous March 31, 10 11:28 AM
395.

AWESOME!!!

Posted by Anne March 31, 10 11:48 AM
396.

AMAZING SINGAPORE

Posted by SACHIN CHANDNA March 31, 10 12:01 PM
397.

omg, that``sz awsomēe :O ..beatefull. vere ir lv. an d how jou do that o n off. light-dark? click!??

Posted by Anonymous March 31, 10 12:27 PM
398.

omg, that``sz awsomēe :O ..beatefull. vere ir lv. an d how jou do that o n off. light-dark? click!??

Posted by runa March 31, 10 12:28 PM
399.

India is conspicuous by its absence,maybe either we do not
have the buildings of galore or maybe we dont care ....whatever
..its saddening ...Or maybe we are yet to get fully lit.......We
have committed to 'Earth year' ..and not to earth hour

Posted by rahul kumar jha March 31, 10 12:33 PM
400.

Great pictures. Very beautifull. But Earth day is bull.

Posted by Fréderic Wagner March 31, 10 12:45 PM
401.

Wow... that's all I have to say.

Posted by tino March 31, 10 01:06 PM
402.

WOW
its nice to see earth hour pics from around the world
THANX to BOSTON

Posted by Door andish March 31, 10 01:51 PM
403.

What does it matter, one frigging hour a year...

Posted by Joao Bustolin March 31, 10 02:13 PM
404.

What a beautiful site..!!

Posted by Show Aimori March 31, 10 02:24 PM
405.

the lights in Manila are already out since brownouts are a common occurrence.

Posted by ss March 31, 10 03:05 PM
406.

What a cool idea, not only the Earth Hour but for photographers all around the globe. And is also probably the only way the rest of us can understand the meaning... thank you.

Posted by Sergio Gomez March 31, 10 03:20 PM
407.

beautiful pics :)
nothing from budapest :(

Posted by paprika March 31, 10 03:20 PM
408.

Burvigi !!!

Posted by Skaidrite March 31, 10 03:45 PM
409.

its strange... where the "turn off"?!? all the pictures are "turn on"...
#people fail

Posted by Anonymous March 31, 10 03:52 PM
410.

sollten wir jede Woche machen!
beeindruckende Bilder!

Posted by Foto Lanz March 31, 10 04:53 PM
411.

it was wonderful to to see the whole world united on this most important of issues!

Posted by Keri March 31, 10 04:53 PM
412.

Brilliant! Why not do this in reverse and turn them ON for an hour a year excluding special celebrations.............................save what we can for as long as we can!

Posted by Vivienne March 31, 10 04:55 PM
413.

this is a stunning videogame !!!

Posted by roy March 31, 10 04:56 PM
414.

Awesome pix...Great to see the responce to Earth Hour 2010!! :D

I wish Muscat was on the list too...!!!
Waiting for Earth Hour 2011!! ;) :D

Posted by Anam March 31, 10 05:07 PM
415.

i do 8 hours +++ of 'earth hour' everynight.
oh and when i'm at work too...
did this really help???

Posted by treehugger March 31, 10 05:50 PM
416.

It's a good idea and makes people aware of how much electricity is being used, but it would also be a good idea to install automatic doors at the front of stores which have heating/air conditioning. The stores over here in the UK without automatic doors leave their doors open all the time they are open and the heat/cold just flows out into the street. I've walked past stores where I can feel it for over a metre from the entrance!

Posted by Caroline March 31, 10 06:18 PM
417.

A lot of people was not even aware of earth hour...Half the lights in the cities were still on... I think this could be advertised way better and we should do this more often.
Very nice pictures by the way!

Posted by ayten March 31, 10 07:19 PM
418.

It's a good idea but how long it would be true? How much people knows about it? How much is it important for them?
-Podes enganar parte do povo todo o tempo e todo o povo parte do tempo. Mas não podes enganar todo o povo todo o tempo. (Abraham Lincoln)
-You may fool of the people all the time and all the people of the time. But you can not fool all the people all the time.
-Usted puede engañar a la gente todo el tiempo y todo el pueblo parte del tiempo. Pero no puedes engañar a toda la gente todo el tiempo.
-Vous pouvez tromper le peuple tout le temps et tous les gens de l'époque. Mais vous ne pouvez pas tromper tout le monde tout le temps
-你可以愚弄全体人民的时间和所有的人的时间。但你不能欺骗所有的人所有的时间.

Posted by Alberto Balciunas March 31, 10 08:01 PM
419.

Do you realize that some might turn on extra light before the event just to show how bark they can get and on all back again, compare to minimum on normal days.
There has to be a better way.

Posted by ravin March 31, 10 08:10 PM
420.

This is so wonderful, its great to see that the efforts of individuals make such a difference when united for a cause :)

Posted by Rae-Lynn March 31, 10 08:39 PM
421.

Great and why not make it mandatory for every night between 2-4 am, for similarly turn off the lights, yes even from 1215am-4.30am would be better, and who is really around to see the buildings and all the lights. The habit of leaving lights on in tall office buildings, is really an OLD world habit, and should be done away with by all office owners. Leave the reflextion lights at top for aircrafts etc. Similarly around your house, forget the lights and the fear of break-ins.

All this could be done by people without having to be imposed, lets start a movement to have lights turned out at night, and not counter this with the fear of crime etc.

Posted by Poul Gottlieb Jacobsen March 31, 10 09:15 PM
422.

We could all do more. As follows:
1) you leave a room/kitchen - turn off the light
2) you go to bed, turn off all lights inside & OUTSIDE
3) you go to work, leave the lights OFF at home
4) how many rooms do you/family use at any one time. light only the one's used
5) get the new bulbs in all light outlets, they pay
6) don't over heat or over cool the house, fresh air is better
ENJOY a lower electricity bill!

Posted by Poul Gottlieb Jacobsen March 31, 10 09:21 PM
423.

wonderful =)

Posted by jagandecapri March 31, 10 09:42 PM
424.

i like earth hour ..

and this Very nice picture

Posted by Mochammad Rivai March 31, 10 10:17 PM
425.

Earth hour a very good initiative taken !! .. must be implemented more often ..
Anyway amazing pictures .. ! :-)

Posted by Chirag Goel March 31, 10 11:28 PM
426.

Hallo dort,

das beste Bild, das ich je in meinem Leben zu sehen, danke!

Mit besten Grüßen,

Sanan

Posted by Sanan Rattanawong March 31, 10 11:29 PM
427.

NICE pictures! it really makes EARTH HOUR a more successful event!

Posted by Geraldine March 31, 10 11:31 PM
428.

Hi! Every body,

thanks for the very nice picture serie, please dont stop.

Best Wishes,

Tom

Posted by Tom Jelly March 31, 10 11:32 PM
429.

Indeed they are lovely pictures with a great before and during fade effect. Hong Kong was pretty but a disappointment, like 7 buildings participated?

I am surprised the climate change denial flat earthers could see any differences in pictures with their heads buried so far up their backsides. Why is it that when one prefers to be kept in the dark they need to keep the lights on?

Posted by Robert April 1, 10 12:19 AM
430.

Too bad we could not turn off the Politicians and keep them off line, Replace every self centered one of them. They DO NOT represent the general population that supports their foolishness. The just suck the life out of the taxpayers with their self centered protocol.

Posted by Anonymous April 1, 10 12:27 AM
431.

is there someone who took pictures in the Philippines?.. we'd love to see them if ther's any.. :D.. thnx!..

Posted by amieL0523 April 1, 10 12:35 AM
432.

it was amazing nd very beutiful.

Posted by sudipta April 1, 10 12:44 AM
433.

Awesome pix :)

Posted by Deepa V April 1, 10 12:57 AM
434.

thanks for this dear, because every man need to here it

Posted by rahul April 1, 10 01:12 AM
435.

Though this is good - Request please add images from countries NOT covered in the list above.

As per reports, there were 121 countries taking part in this endavour.

Where are the images from the other nations - Please Update the page ASAP.

Posted by Arvind Joshi, Mumbai, India April 1, 10 01:18 AM
436.

ITS AMAZING HOW D WHOLE WORLD GOT UNITED TO SUPPORT AN EVENT SO UNIQUE AND IMPORTANT IN D HISTORY OF EARTH...
IT REALLY MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE...
I WISH HUMANITY JOINS HANDS N RISE AGAINST DEMONS LIKE TERRORISM , POVERTY N ILLITERACY IN A SIMILAR MANNER.. THE WORLD WOULD BE A MUCH BETTER AND SAFER PLACE TO LIVE IN THEN....

Posted by ISHITA SINGH April 1, 10 01:34 AM
437.

真漂亮!希望这种活动未来更频繁、更广泛的推行才好!!!

Posted by 志晶 April 1, 10 01:43 AM
438.

Great pictures but where is India's pics?

Posted by rams April 1, 10 01:46 AM
439.

are these pictures an acknowledgement that they dont spend much power in india ?

Posted by whatsinaname April 1, 10 01:53 AM
440.

speechless ... :>

Posted by Amit April 1, 10 02:12 AM
441.

Thanks to the photographer and compiler of the Earth Hour,how awsome cant it be !!! Beautifully captured and greatly depicted

Posted by Ekta Gupta April 1, 10 02:20 AM
442.

NO WORDS TO PUT MY COMMENTS...............THANKS FOR THE PEOPLE ONE WHO PUT THEIR EFFORT TO REACH THE WORK TO COMMON PERSON.

THANKS...........................

Posted by VINAYA KUMAR- KUWAIT April 1, 10 02:37 AM
443.

its nice to know how diff countries participate in Earth Hour...=) beautiful pictures!!

Posted by Anonymous April 1, 10 03:08 AM
444.

Why is this just one hour on one night a year? We have 365 nights to save energy... Please consider that, although it's a start!

Posted by Nicole April 1, 10 03:29 AM
445.

We have to do that much more often !!! This is our World we have to try to save it !!!

Posted by Krasimira Naumova April 1, 10 03:39 AM
446.

Its amazing to see Unity despite of Diversity... Missing our India in this... Ofcourse the time has come now for the recovery process of the huge damage already made to our Earth, has to be geared up... I wish the Earth hour to be a regular habit for one & all... Not only once in a year but once in a month will be even more appriciable & helpful for healing our beautiful Earth.

Posted by Bijaya Laxmi Mohapatra April 1, 10 03:41 AM
447.

Without light, they also can be so beautiful~~

Posted by Linda April 1, 10 03:56 AM
448.

awesome fade effect (:
this should definitely be a monthly affair.
there's so much wastage..
so many unnecessary lights are used.

Posted by Grace April 1, 10 04:12 AM
449.

wonderfull

Posted by Rajitha April 1, 10 04:29 AM
450.

The photos are impressive. However, I noticed that most of the those who participated were the big users of electricity. The ordinary apartment dwellers and households did not participate. The lights in the apartment buildings and houses were still on. The bigger users will get a lesser electric bill, but the people are not with the program. Pepot Viado Jr.

Posted by Jose B. Viado Jr. April 1, 10 05:44 AM
451.

Mackey knows nothing about these places!

Posted by Ross April 1, 10 06:14 AM
452.

Well done to the photographers for the great effect of the 'click to fade'. Thanks to Alan, as always, for hosting and yes... I agree, it would be better if it wasn't just once a year. I participated in Mundaring, Western Australia at the urging of a 13 year old - there is hope for us yet.

Posted by SimonB April 1, 10 07:05 AM
453.

Beautiful before and after photos of this global event. I am in Brunei Darussalam and had done a video footage of our local shutdown of the Shell Oil & Gas Centre instead of photo stills http://bit.ly/9phUpr

Posted by JAN SHIM April 1, 10 07:12 AM
454.

really awesome

Posted by vikas April 1, 10 07:20 AM
455.

Mesmerizing beauty at the cost of our environment…
My salute to those who supported this initiative.

Posted by Kunal Dey April 1, 10 07:55 AM
456.

Great job, NICE PICS, spread thw words about earth hour! Expecting even more next year :D

Posted by Rickrollzor April 1, 10 07:59 AM
457.

From my 8 year old.... why don't we always keep them like that?

Posted by Fiona April 1, 10 08:02 AM
458.

Amazing overview of earth hour from my seat !!!!!!!! Should be eligibel for few Carbon credits ! ! !

Posted by Vilas Khadse Mumbai April 1, 10 08:05 AM
459.

See what can be done if we all co-operate.

Posted by Dick April 1, 10 08:18 AM
460.

AWESOME!!

Posted by Akhrieo April 1, 10 08:28 AM
461.

its a wonderful light and amazing.... Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi, i am one of the inspector ... proud to see all these building , next year you can find a brilliant lights in the Philippines....

Posted by Romie April 1, 10 08:55 AM
462.

Wonderful scenes and so much better when the lights were switched back on

Posted by wappawappa April 1, 10 09:10 AM
463.

wow! this is totally amazing!!!!!! soooooo cool

Posted by Shunti April 1, 10 09:48 AM
464.

It's soooooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!

Posted by Laszlo POPOVICS jr. from Budapest, Hungary April 1, 10 10:07 AM
465.

WOW , I AM GOING TO EVERY PLACE OF THOSE
SOONER OR LATER
THE QUESTION IS WHO IS GOING WITH ME?

Posted by zain April 1, 10 10:15 AM
466.

HEARTLY THANKS TO THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN ALL THIS PROCESS OF SAVING LIGHT, GOD BLESS THEM & OTHERS ALSO

Posted by JAGJIT SINGH April 1, 10 10:16 AM
467.

Comment # 364 expresses my thinking exactly. There is really no need to have lights on each and every night in downtown office buildings. .

Posted by HorstZ April 1, 10 10:26 AM
468.

vowwww..amazing...wht a grt picture...cngrts alll

Posted by sureshknambuthiri April 1, 10 10:53 AM
469.

These pictures are so wonderful and so nice. I love them .

Posted by Yasmine April 1, 10 10:56 AM
470.

I love the picture number 12,19,21,26.Because it's landscapes are beautiful !

Posted by fert aurelie April 1, 10 11:04 AM
471.

It is beautiful with all these lights

Posted by Luciana, Iara April 1, 10 11:11 AM
472.

It's so beautiful !!!!!

Posted by ronna April 1, 10 11:13 AM
473.

How wonderful: the unity and the achievement. Let us now have Earth Night every night!!!!!
Lights yes; for showing us the way out of darkness; not for so much useless consumption. Especially the Mosque in Cairo, the Hotel in Dubai - what useless lighting. Even the Acropolis! Why do you want it lit so much: it has survived without so much lighting for thousands of years; it will not survive with so much lighting for decades.

Posted by Zafar Iqbal - Mumbai, India April 1, 10 12:08 PM
474.

Valami csodálatos a világ ezeket a képeket nézve. Legyíen mindig "BÉKE"
hogy az emberek ezeket a csodálatos helyeket és ami még ezen kívül is
van láthassák,élvezhessék és sokáig az emberiséget szolgálják.

Posted by Endre Suti April 1, 10 12:25 PM
475.

wow nice ideas hehehehehe very nice wonderful

Posted by BLUE_ICE April 1, 10 12:36 PM
476.

I don't think there is much change in global warming and climate change by just this one hour in a year(8766 hrs). This may be good for photgraphy and forwarding as emails, but not really for the earth. See what happened to the Copenhagen Climate Change Talks. No leader is really serious about it. When it came to really act at the time of the talks, those who were supposed to lead, shamelessly pointed fingers at others and evaded the responsibility. Lets hope the future has better leaders, who are ready to show the way to the world by doing it themselves; because 'right' is right even if no one does it and 'wrong' is wrong even if everybody does it.

Even a little work done is better than none at all. So I congratulate those who chose to follow the 'earth hour'. But we can definitely do more.

Posted by Sai Kiran April 1, 10 12:55 PM
477.

Sorry to spoil the party, but I don't think many of the above commenters really looked at the pictures. What these pictures show is that public buildings complied with Earth Hour, but private ones did not. If this means anything at all, which it probably doesn't, then this must be that Big Business and governments are on the Green side, but people are not.

Posted by Anat April 1, 10 01:00 PM
478.

Beeeeeeeeeautiful pictures!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous April 1, 10 01:23 PM
479.

thank you nick tan for sending me this picture. I felt i was also in this place. I felt that there is really has to be done about the global warning.

Posted by maria ligayal. santos April 1, 10 01:34 PM
480.

Just turn the lights out permanently. Who needs to see these in the darkness anyway? Even though I don't believe in the debunked theory of global warming, why are we wasting time with the "warm and fuzzy" Earth hour? turn the lights out and leave them out - unless you need to find your way out!

Posted by Bob April 1, 10 01:42 PM
481.

My brother-in-law is so against this "Earth Hour" crap that he turned on all his lights and his Christmas lights too!!

Yay, let's turn off our lights for an hour and feel good about ourselves! We're saving the Earth!

That's willful ignorance people. This whole "Earth Hour" nonsense is.

Posted by Mike April 1, 10 02:02 PM
482.

AWESOME

Posted by Ritvik Jain April 1, 10 02:18 PM
483.

Thanks for this viewinfo.
I wish people understand light of darkness sometimes!
We need to SAVE them......... for next generation to see...........

Posted by Rajnish Ranjan April 1, 10 03:10 PM
484.

It is such wonderful ......

Posted by Amit Kumar Singh April 1, 10 03:48 PM
485.

on picture 12 ( on the beach) are there some ghost?

Posted by andres leiva April 1, 10 04:04 PM
486.

Once again what an amazing response by so many good hearted people around the world who care to ensure resources last a little longer for future generations. From all of us at Roseheart Kingdom, Therapy Centre for People & Animals, Shropshire, UK.

Posted by Tim & Jacqueline Molony April 1, 10 06:02 PM
487.

Amazing! TRULY AMAZING!

Posted by Cassie & Ethan April 1, 10 06:18 PM
488.

SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by lucky22 April 1, 10 06:42 PM
489.

I AGREE AWESOME

Posted by RAY April 1, 10 06:47 PM
490.

El pequeño poder del hombre, si se lo propone.

Posted by REO April 1, 10 07:11 PM
491.

Funny what the world can do for an hour.Why not use this power for peace,So much needs doing ,but much longer than a day.Pictures show how great the world is ,light or dark,lets work to get everyone together,for a greater cause.I enjoyed it all,but too short lived.For those that don't believe,I feel sorry for them.When the tides rise,and the ice capes melt,they will believe.We must save this world for the future generations.

Posted by Anonymous April 1, 10 07:57 PM
492.

Very, very, very beautiful!!!

Posted by Anonymous April 1, 10 10:17 PM
493.

Even though we did this earth hour thing, it still doesn't take away all the damage we have made to the earth. All the energy that we saved during earth hour was or will just be all used up in a couple of days. So my question is whats the point? We saved energy just to use it all up in a couple of days. We need to do much more than this to have any effect on the environment....

Posted by Michelle 15 April 1, 10 10:35 PM
494.

wow...

Posted by aliya April 1, 10 11:05 PM
495.

absolutely horrible! The only city that showed amazing response was Toronto....no other city compared! Instead of looking at the lights of the main monuments/structures being switched off during earth hour take a look at the outlying structures and the difference between the amount of lights on before and after earth hour. I didn't notice much did you?

Posted by Tom V. April 1, 10 11:14 PM
496.

Kuala Lumpur rocks!!!

Posted by Chew April 1, 10 11:50 PM
497.

The picturesque is absolutely WONDERFUL!!! no doubt Nice camera & glitterati. But Imagine How many CAMERAS Did the shooting & FLASHES pf light from their instrument. Ultimately if an Hour down of power to LIT the buildings is 3HRS of recharge to the Batteries on the Cameras. So where is the Power Saving you are talking about. The power is getting consumed.

Protect earth from Heating for an Hour & recharge batteries using the Solar Power is wise idea. But if you use the Power supplied by the grid using conventional souces like Nuclear grid, Thermal plant then its thrice the cost & trouble one's doing to the Earth.


THINK WISE BEFORE CHARGING BATTERIES AT PRICE.

Posted by Madhu April 2, 10 12:21 AM
498.

seriously people, learn how the electrical grid works -- you might save energy COSTS by turning off a light, but you're not saving energy -- the grid does not magically turn itself on and off when you flip that switch; it's always pumping out the voltage - and just because you aren't using it doesn't mean it just stops and waits for you, or it stores itself up in a big warehouse -- turning off lights (unused appliances, etc) might reduce electricity demand, but "saving energy" ??? yeah, and i invented the internet!

Posted by Al Gore April 2, 10 12:29 AM
499.

SO MUCH LIGHT IS REALLY UNNECESSARY.
All these places should be lit like this throughout the year and not just on earth-hour.

Posted by Ravi Kiran Rao April 2, 10 12:40 AM
500.

Uaaaauuuuuuuul!! Incredibile!!!!! Amazing!!

Posted by Joelma Handziuk April 2, 10 12:52 AM
501.

India is conspicuous by absence. Not surprising. The politicians are too busy making money for themselves to worry about this global problem. SHAME. SHAME.

Posted by K. B. Jothady April 2, 10 02:19 AM
502.

FASCINANTE!

Posted by Monnik Oliveira April 2, 10 02:49 AM
503.

I am in awe of it, no words could express its beauty & very very happy that all of them contributed to the cause....!!!!!

Posted by Sandesh April 2, 10 03:06 AM
504.

WOW - and to say nothing of LIGHT POLLUTION!!! Amazing. Thank you!

Posted by Sioux Warfield April 2, 10 03:10 AM
505.

Simply Superb. Economy not only start from Multi Storeys, even from small homes. Save today, to spend for tomarrow.
P.S.Narayana

Posted by P.S.Narayana April 2, 10 03:56 AM
506.

How stunning to see the world stand together - but come on New York, you people are supposed to be THE place to be yet other than the Empire State Building it doesn't look like anybody else participated - very disappointing!!

Posted by Inez Olwage April 2, 10 04:04 AM
507.

coooooool! :) hope the next earth hour will be really ALL lights off. :)

Posted by naomi :) April 2, 10 04:54 AM
508.

camera angle is best job!! how does he catch these scene?? please tell me!! good luck!!

Posted by Anonymous April 2, 10 05:24 AM
509.

it's so beautiful!!

Posted by myrtille April 2, 10 05:44 AM
510.

Beautiful !!!!!!

Posted by Children Cattacin April 2, 10 05:49 AM
511.

These pictures are very beautiful.
And this gadget is very funny

Posted by Quentin April 2, 10 05:50 AM
512.

this is brilliant!

Posted by liyan April 2, 10 06:14 AM
513.

amazing! that's why it's worth be living on earth!

Posted by girlpowah April 2, 10 07:46 AM
514.

THE ACROPOLIS LIGHTS ARE THE LIGHTS OF CIVILIZATION.

Posted by GEORGE April 2, 10 07:53 AM
515.

awosomee

Posted by suhail April 2, 10 08:30 AM
516.

this is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by 張旭 April 2, 10 08:39 AM
517.

Cool pics!!! Waiting for next earth hour :))

Posted by katrīna April 2, 10 09:46 AM
518.

It was good to see the landmark buildings with and without the lights! they have a different kind of gradeour without too many pampering lights.
Thanks to Earth Hour -I enjoyed seeing them in a natural night view and also appreciating this way for the sake of sweet EARTH!

Posted by Aruna shivasharan. April 2, 10 09:50 AM
519.

These pictures are very beautiful and interesting but if we want really help us and THE EARTH, it's sould be done each night around the world.

To Everybody...Everywhere...If i do it, everybody can do it !

CLOSE, LIGHTS, TV, PC, etc...WHEN WE DON'T NEED IT !

A BETTER WORLD for EVERYBODY WHO ARE LIVING ON THE EARTH

THINK ABOUT IT and DO IT

Posted by Rubis April 2, 10 10:19 AM
520.

Wuaaawwww!

Posted by Jenna April 2, 10 01:18 PM
521.

Awesome event, awesome pictures, long live Earth :)

Posted by Sebastian April 2, 10 01:35 PM
522.

Looking forward to a time when ALL of you turn off the electricity and stop using your computers, go back to kerosene lanterns (oops, that requires refineries) I mean candle light, and use horses to ride to and from work.

Then those of us who are into technology, and who have figured out that it is NOT the use of electricity that is heating up the planet, but THE SUN SPOTS that we have no control over, will be able to advance while the rest of you live your lives in caves eating mush.

Lights out! Good nite! Hope your local criminals don't know you are without electricity!

Posted by Goofus Gallant April 2, 10 01:37 PM
523.

Wonderful !!! We should have things like that more often.
I participated and tunred off all lights in my house! Our planet deserves our best

Posted by Tania April 2, 10 03:30 PM
524.

AWESOME!

Posted by Rodri April 2, 10 04:35 PM
525.

QUÈ BUENO SERÌA AHORRAR ENERGÌA.ESCRIBO DESDE ARGENTINA

Posted by Anonymous April 2, 10 07:26 PM
526.

I can't help but feel that all these places look more intriguing when seen in a more natural semi-darkness than over lit by artificial lights.

Posted by Moira Gainey April 2, 10 08:57 PM
527.

marvalish........................

Posted by kandan g April 2, 10 10:04 PM
528.

yes, why not make it a habit to observe earth hour once a month to really save mother earth.

Posted by letty palad April 2, 10 11:32 PM
529.

it was fantastic!!! only an hour but it's much better than to be indiferent. thanks i love all of you (°.´,)

Posted by francis April 3, 10 12:32 AM
530.

what's up with you people?? no offense but i think some are just appreciating how wonderful the picture looks,not the effort being put on the act of saving earth.

yeah, and i agree to those people who said that its useless because of the chargin' of the cameras.

whats the use of lights anyways? i mean, the places look much better without the lights.

i really love earth and this planet is the only living planet so its really best to take care of it. why not right? coz if we dont, who are the ones who will be affected? its still us right?

Posted by 13-year-old-with-so-much-concern April 3, 10 12:48 AM
531.

vERY BEAUTIFUL PICTURES. ENJOYED IT MUCH. LETS DO MORE LIKE OPRAHOUSSE INSYNEDY. AISTRA;OS/ PARTHANON IN GREECCE. COLLUSIUN IN ROME, IT IS ENDLESS. GREAT iDEA THANKS SO MUCH

Posted by EDNAMAE April 3, 10 01:06 AM
532.

awesome picture............
picture hotel in abu dhabi is very good.......
that's the best picture....

Posted by byakuya April 3, 10 01:16 AM
533.

thank god

Posted by Anonymous April 3, 10 01:36 AM
534.

Good collection! We should be have earth hour every month or so.. and save some power ;)

Posted by Rakesh April 3, 10 02:29 AM
535.

This light we create . Then we can create a better world

Posted by Cledes Chagas April 3, 10 03:35 AM
536.

Superīgas bildes vienuviet!!!!
Prieks skatīties!!!!

Posted by Mario April 3, 10 05:49 AM
537.

gotas que se unen son tormenta
con un poco de interes podemos
ayudar

Posted by zafir anis April 3, 10 06:37 AM
538.

Mooie foto's ...
Elk lampje advocaat Warmte, is DIT Het opwarmen van de AARDE?

Posted by Anoniem April 3, 10 07:11 AM
539.

wow! thats really great!

Posted by lia April 3, 10 07:56 AM
540.

This pics are great and what is also great is the fact that we are conscient that we must do something fo the world so we can live longer on it....but did you know that getting the factories and other like this started, gathered , spent more energy that we reduced during the Earth Hour? I think we should think better to a way of reducing energy not just a day and most certainly we need to do it fast...real fast.

Thx

Posted by Elena, Romania April 3, 10 09:09 AM
541.

Now why can't we do even half of that every night?

Posted by Stephen April 3, 10 09:25 AM
542.

Amazing~ Save our planet

Posted by Vicky April 3, 10 10:13 AM
543.

the best ever forward almost brought tears to my eyes, there is so much a man can do if he really cared about the environment

Posted by Shilpa vaidya April 3, 10 11:21 AM
544.

Thankfully, I live in Downeast Maine where the stars in the sky can be seen at night! I could never live in a city again.

Posted by Linda Keady April 3, 10 04:58 PM
545.

Fantastic. Wery beautiful.

Posted by Anonymous April 3, 10 05:48 PM
546.

that was cool

Posted by Anonymous April 3, 10 06:31 PM
547.

NOT EVEN ONE PHOTO OF INDIA - VERY SAD......

Posted by VINOD April 4, 10 01:50 AM
548.

Great pics,awesome photography..........n great event,should happen atleast 15mins daily

Posted by Sharanu April 4, 10 02:45 AM
549.

super cool

Posted by zyv April 4, 10 02:49 AM
550.

this is really cool...........

Posted by Animesh April 4, 10 03:28 AM
551.

breathtaking..good job!

Posted by amanda April 4, 10 09:22 AM
552.

Weri coll.

Posted by Viola April 4, 10 09:44 AM
553.

You see what the Architects and Engineers creations does to the different parts of the world especially if you have a lot of money to build it, those were great snap shots.

Posted by Rey V. Banzon April 4, 10 11:01 AM
554.

Hey ! its cool yaar! Thanks !

Posted by vaish April 4, 10 12:37 PM
555.

awesome pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Posted by Sridhar April 4, 10 01:45 PM
556.

I loved the pictures!

Posted by Emma April 4, 10 04:17 PM
557.

Congratulations for a job well done!Hoping to see more of it next time.

Posted by Connie Malate April 4, 10 07:01 PM
558.

It is overwhelming to see people cooperating for the Earth Hour. See, we CAN make this event work! Good job to those who took part in the event. I agree that we should do this more often! :)

Posted by LML April 4, 10 11:25 PM
559.

ME & MY HUSBAND ARE GOING TO ALL THESE PLACES THIS YEAR - QUESTION IS " ARE U COMMING WITH US ???????????"

Posted by Anonymous April 5, 10 03:42 AM
560.

i'm soooo glad that we've done something together for this earth..

hopefully it will be our consideration everyday to save our lovable earth!!

Posted by icha soehardojo April 5, 10 05:30 AM
561.

This is awesome! Most landmarks all over the world participated in the Earth Hour. We hope that next year, there will already be a site for this and record more countries. :-) I hope to post my own local Earth Hour on-off version in my site, firsttimetravel.wordpress.com, next year.

Posted by Claire April 5, 10 06:14 AM
562.

speechless

Posted by somebody April 5, 10 08:09 AM
563.

Beautiful. Wish the awarness remains through out the year not just for some hours to save our earth considering our future generations in mind.

Posted by Aries April 5, 10 08:18 AM
564.

superb.... no words to express the feelings... :-) just awesome... awesome... awesome...

Posted by Anonymous April 5, 10 08:52 AM
565.

This is so cool!!! Its good that ppl are doing sth to save the earth. We have only one earth ppl~~~ Save energy and resources while we can, or else it'll be too late.
PS - anyone here thinks that 2012 is real? the earth is so unpredictable... i dont even know if its real or not

Posted by GeniusGirl April 5, 10 08:56 AM
566.

Since Ages, the Earth took its own time to Evolve. By building the concrete jungle, Mankind evolved faster. The Earth Hour 2010 gave Mankind the chance to take evolution to the next step.....conserving energy for the better tomorrow!! Human Race-Keep up the good work!

Posted by Rishiraj Kotak April 5, 10 10:46 AM
567.

Ever see those night satellite photos? We don't have any lights in North Korea. Let's make the whole world like North Korea.

Posted by Kim Jong-Il April 5, 10 12:27 PM
568.

AMAZING these are so wonderful. i cnat belive my eyes on someof them

Posted by Ryan April 5, 10 01:40 PM
569.

It's magnificent.

Posted by john Santos Sy April 5, 10 01:53 PM
570.

These are extremely adorable photos, I believe this was wonderful power saving concept. This sort of event should happen often.
However, thanks for uploading such a wonderful gallery.

Posted by Rahul Shrestha April 5, 10 02:05 PM
571.

#14 is the best!

Posted by George April 5, 10 02:09 PM
572.

Awesome.....Mind blowing....Mind Blasting....;-)

Posted by Syed Shoaib April 5, 10 02:47 PM
573.

There is a massage for all of us ...............but y dnt we understand this?????????

Posted by Sumeet Khurana April 5, 10 03:41 PM
574.

(in response to comments like 476 and 481) I think a lot of people are missing the whole point of Earth Hour: yes, it literally helps the environment a tiny bit, but I think the main reason for it is metaphorical- to call attention to the plight, rather than thinking we were doing something that will actually make a difference in that moment. It's more the scope of the gesture, rather than the actual impact: it's awe-inspiring that we could get nations across the world to comply and work together to make the point. I don't think anyone actually expects that turning the lights off for an hour will make much of an actual environmental impact unless we do it more often....It's supposed to be inspirational. Motivational. And a sort of reminder to us.....

Posted by Amanda April 5, 10 04:12 PM
575.

Beautiful photos; however, it is all mere tokenism. If these entities really cared about saving energy, they could leave the lights off all the time. These lights are all just for show anyway. Why just one hour? Why not douse them permanently? Global warming is just a hoax anyway. It cannot be proved by science and the Scientific Method. The frozen tundra of Alaska was once a warm tropical jungle. How do you suppose all that oil got in the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR)? And there weren't any SUVs "killing" the planet then. Hey folks, I got news for you. The Earth heats and cools all by itself. We modern humans are so egotistical to think that we could have even the smallest effect regarding climate change. Then why, you ask, is all this Global Warming hysteria being generated? Simple. It is to level the economic playing field in the world economy so that other countries can better compete with the U.S. economically. This is why so many other countries have "bought in" to this Global Warming nonsense. It is part of the global dismantaling of the greatness that the USA once was. Redistribution of wealth folks; plain and simple. Unfortunately, once the back of the USA is broken and we are reduced to the strength of all the other countries; who will come to the aid of the world when Iran decides to invade Western Europe? Who will feed the world when we can no longer dominate the agricultural productivity of the World. Answer -- the end of the world as we know it. Hopefull alternative -- be very careful how you vote this November. It can be saved.

Posted by Mike Case April 5, 10 08:19 PM
576.

i super admire it.. How I wish to come there. : )

Posted by Nikki Macapundag April 6, 10 02:43 AM
577.

there are seriously some ghost images on that beach pic
(no 12)

Posted by Anonymous April 6, 10 05:20 AM
578.

Awe some... Fabulous.... Hats off to those who took it....

Posted by Sree April 6, 10 08:14 AM
579.

Lindo!!

Posted by Júnior ccs April 6, 10 10:27 AM
580.

This is all very amazing and beautiful, but I do think of all the electricity this taks and soo many places wanting more and more power.OUR.. earth is having more and more Globel problems because of OUR use of it.Let US try and and be more aware and do more to protect it. A very very concerned citizen of B.C. Canada E.M. Erikson.

Posted by E.M. Erikson April 6, 10 10:31 AM
581.

Eu fiz minha parte aqui no Acre \o/

Posted by Mayara Mesquita April 6, 10 10:44 AM
582.

simply beautiful Copacana mainly in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) ... wordless

By: Gabrielle de Sao Paulo - Brazil

Posted by Gabrielle April 6, 10 11:24 AM
583.

MUITO TOP as fotos !

Posted by Fredye Mercuri prateado do Guetto April 6, 10 12:29 PM
584.

Awsome.... !!!!

Posted by roshayya April 6, 10 02:07 PM
585.

awesome!!!
thumbs up for those who took the pictures..
its very fascinating!
supergorgeous~
save the mother earth for future generation
:)

Posted by fatin izni April 6, 10 02:11 PM
586.

I believe #575 comment and more. Mankind is worshipping God's creation instead of God who created every thing Himself. I believe if mankind will do a turnaround and come back and worship the Creator, our one and only God, he will take care of his creation.

Posted by Rose Marie K Curry April 6, 10 02:20 PM
587.

yeh... vwry beutiful, but I`d love to see all erth witauth lights

Posted by ttttt April 6, 10 02:37 PM
588.

Noosa muito bom!! Cada lugar lindo..quero conhecer!!

Posted by Karina April 6, 10 03:38 PM
589.

legau (:

Posted by '-' April 6, 10 03:46 PM
590.

Nice pictures.

I wonder what the impact was of the one hour without electricity.

Posted by Norberto M. Boceta April 6, 10 04:41 PM
591.

It's real cool. I'm impressed. I hope this action was set force thinking.

Posted by Antuan April 6, 10 04:45 PM
592.

Nós podemos (e precisamos) salvar nosso planeta. Basta vontade!!!

Posted by Rufino Lacorte April 6, 10 05:16 PM
593.

i loved all the pictures! :D its amazing how different parts of the world actually participated during the Earth Hour. its too bad my country has no picture... im not sure if they even took importance with the Earth Hour... :( but amazing! :D makes me look at all the photos over and over again!

Posted by cris April 6, 10 10:57 PM
594.

ang galing nito! Mabuhay!

Posted by Dominador Chavez April 6, 10 11:02 PM
595.

Amazing!

Posted by Katie April 7, 10 12:29 AM
596.

kudos!!! hongkong and canada!

Posted by Thui April 7, 10 12:43 AM
597.

I really like all the photos from bright to fade....nice picture views and the cameraman as well.... yahoooo for them... Keep up the good work...

Posted by Cris Colina Jr. April 7, 10 02:37 AM
598.

marvalish........................ coolll.........................

Posted by unais April 7, 10 02:58 AM
599.

Really...amazing one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Fahim Baig April 7, 10 04:16 AM
600.

Mashallah Amazing :))

Posted by Hajeera Nasrullah April 7, 10 05:33 AM
601.

Lindo...
e mais lindo ainda, foi aa titude de todos no mundo todo.
lugares que devemos conhecer concerteza...

Posted by INGRID April 7, 10 08:30 AM
602.

a futile effort :)

Posted by prit April 7, 10 08:40 AM
603.

Great,We should look at what the impact really is and try to save on a global stage.It can be done. Christine Dublin Ireland

Posted by Christine Dublin Ireland April 7, 10 09:00 AM
604.

pirante!!!!

Posted by jp April 7, 10 09:26 AM
605.

This is so amazing!!!! Everyone in the world should do this!!!

Posted by Anonymous April 7, 10 10:51 AM
606.

not a single photo from india(18% of humanity)

very disappointing....

Posted by amit April 7, 10 12:47 PM
607.

good!

Posted by Anonymous April 7, 10 12:57 PM
608.

awsome.....

Posted by Ln April 7, 10 02:56 PM
609.

where the hell is india .....there should be tajmahal photo

Posted by Anonymous April 7, 10 03:26 PM
610.

really beutifull and brillous and amazing. so funny

Posted by Anonymous April 7, 10 03:39 PM
611.

IT WILL BE AWESOME TO BE EVERY MONTH THIS EVENT :d

Posted by MARIA April 7, 10 03:53 PM
612.

si nos unimos para ahorrar energia, porqué no hacemos lo mismo para luchar contra la opresión del capital?

Posted by Rogelio-España April 7, 10 04:49 PM
613.

¿Por que? que candido eres Rogelio. LLegas tarde. Rindete.

Posted by sdok April 7, 10 05:19 PM
614.

wooowww..soo cool!!ill be waiting for the next earth hour.. ;)

Posted by gingerhanz April 7, 10 06:52 PM
615.

this is awesome!!!

Posted by sara April 7, 10 09:11 PM
616.

i hope we will make this our daily routine.. it is such a big help to all of us specially to mother earth...

Posted by kim April 7, 10 09:57 PM
617.

Tout simplement magnifique !

Posted by France April 7, 10 10:25 PM
618.

High time to realize.

Posted by Md. waliul Islam Bir Protik April 7, 10 10:38 PM
619.

wow, i think it helps our mother earth a lot! hope more earth hour to come! ^_^

Posted by michelle angelica April 8, 10 12:20 AM
620.

It was nice to see these land marks in their night beauty.
I appreciate and thanks all those who have put their efforts to save mother EARTH

Posted by Shobhit Tyagi April 8, 10 01:41 AM
621.

These photos are totally amazing! =D One Hour. One Earth. One Home.

Posted by Cris Aspa - Philippines April 8, 10 02:28 AM
622.

We should encourage posters on this site to submit their own pictures of their country's landmarks during earth hour so we can see how far reaching this advocacy is. Let's continue helping Mother Earth!

Posted by Phoebe April 8, 10 02:49 AM
623.

this is the coolest pictures i've ever seen!

Posted by bing munsod April 8, 10 03:09 AM
624.

This is a wonderful series of pictures and my thanks to what must me the contributions of many photographers and the publisher. The world is truly a wondrous place, but so is electricity. I hope we as a people find a 'greener' way to produce it, because it certainly does separate us from the beasts, and I would not like to see the world in the dark ages again. Let there be light!

Posted by V.I. Pete April 8, 10 03:10 AM
625.

really awesome!!!!

Posted by greta April 8, 10 04:38 AM
626.

Is it really needed for all this Fuss about Earth Hour. We just switch off for an hour every year and continue to spoil the earth for the rest of the year.
Its time to stop these kind of 'publicity' freaks campaing and start to do something really useful for planet earth.

Posted by Thiagu April 8, 10 04:46 AM
627.

Simply amazing... Let's do our share to save our mother earth...

Posted by BEJCH April 8, 10 05:38 AM
628.

nice pictures.thanks 4 the views.

Posted by parveen April 8, 10 09:23 AM
629.

Deberia hacerse mas amenudo

Posted by frank April 8, 10 10:33 AM
630.

wow amazing...................i like it so much..even me i was excited at that time to see how's the city and malls look like if there is no lights......

Posted by Anonymous April 8, 10 11:26 AM
631.

Beautiful photos, but one can't help but think that these flashy and prestigious business locations are doing this in large part for publicity purposes. Most of these sites - Las Vegas, for example - use stupendous amounts of energy every hour of every day - with enormous amounts of waste. All they have really done is cease to shamefully waste precious energy resources for one hour of the entire year. I'm glad they did this, but this one-hour drama should actually serve a wake-up call to turn off at least half to 3/4 of their electricity as a general principle to help conserve the earth's resources.

Posted by Catherine C. Evans April 8, 10 12:58 PM
632.

Still nice to know that great city's like this still cares!
We're on the right track!

Posted by eNa April 8, 10 01:10 PM
633.

luv it so much hope more picture added next year!!!!

Posted by Anonymous April 8, 10 02:05 PM
634.

Let us be a good steward of what God has given us.

Posted by Y. Jarlego April 8, 10 02:40 PM
635.

Fantastic photography.

Dear Mike Case (#575),
I agree about the tokenism. And of course the Earth heats and cools cyclically. Regardless of whether global warming is a "hoax" as you call it, should we not take responsibility for the actions of the human race? Of course we haven't caused the warming, but to say that our actions have not contributed to the rate at which the climate is changing is illogical. Regarding your comments on the egotistical nature of our race contributing to the "Global warming hoax" however, I disagree. But thank you for providing a great example of the definition of the egotistical nature of some Americans when you stated the following...
"Then why, you ask, is all this Global Warming hysteria being generated? Simple. It is to level the economic playing field in the world economy so that other countries can better compete with the U.S. economically. This is why so many other countries have "bought in" to this Global Warming nonsense. It is part of the global dismantaling of the greatness that the USA once was."
As an American myself, I would like to let the rest of the world know that we are not all as egotistical as Mr. Case.
Cheers.

Posted by P Rice April 8, 10 03:51 PM
636.

marvelous .best one is that of the citadel in cairo and the strip in vegas.

Posted by ahmed s. younes April 8, 10 05:36 PM
637.

this is great. i wish we had one of rp. we also had and observed the hour. anyway. we should really have it more than once a year

Posted by carmen April 8, 10 09:21 PM
638.

It was impressive as a "feel good" thing, but too bad there is not more effort being made in trying to keep the lights on with sustainable energy. This kind of thing is superficial and represents the backward-looking thinking so prevalent in the present green movement. In one generation we have turned away from science and technology needed to solve the problems to "just say no" to everything that has been invented in the last 200 years. In line with today's thinking, why not go back to the caves?

Posted by J. P. Erchul April 8, 10 10:16 PM
639.

Fantastic.

Posted by Anonymous April 9, 10 02:39 AM
640.

Superb.... No words to express the feelings... :-) just awesome... awesome... awesome...

Posted by Prakasa Rao Dakkumalla Surya April 9, 10 03:07 AM
641.

Really...amazing one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Sushant G April 9, 10 05:01 AM
642.

beautiful, want to see it once again, It is a good way to conserve electricity

Posted by siddhartha shankar patel April 9, 10 06:34 AM
643.

Amazing pics by talented photographers especially the Citadel in Cairo !!!

Posted by Dina April 9, 10 06:59 AM
644.

it feels great to see the earth resting even just for an hour

Posted by yvette April 9, 10 07:07 AM
645.

Awesome

Posted by Deimisson Daad! April 9, 10 07:43 AM
646.

Oooo.. this is totally awesome to look at! :o)

Posted by Nina April 9, 10 08:35 AM
647.

lost for words!!!! super awesome...

Posted by jayR April 9, 10 10:45 AM
648.

good job people!

Posted by eba April 9, 10 12:17 PM
649.

soooooooo nice

Posted by ahmed omran April 9, 10 12:44 PM
650.

COOL! GOOD JOB TO ALL! :)

Posted by Anonymous April 9, 10 01:14 PM
651.

Fotos admiráveis!!!!!! Admirável atitude dos participantes!!!!!!

Posted by maria ap.fortunato pinheiro April 9, 10 08:17 PM
652.

Muitoooo lindooo >. Bom trabalho!!!

Posted by Vitor April 9, 10 10:23 PM
653.

Great collection, although I think that "Earth Hour" has become more of a PR stunt than anything-if you look at those photos, very few of the cities went dark in any way-only the well known landmarks turned off their lights-particularly in the more overcrowded cities like New York, Vegas, and most of the Asian cities-the carbon impact is largest in these areas, and had the smallest response.
Come on, people... if you're gonna do it, then do it-don't just jump on a PR bandwagon.
All that aside, it is a great series of photos, and I truly enjoyed looking at it. Keep up the good work!

Posted by Carol S April 10, 10 10:28 AM
654.

Gostei bastante... Porém acredito que algumas sejam montagens...
9, 11 e 17... Ou estava anoitecendo ou amanhecendo!

Posted by Poeta Ed April 10, 10 01:12 PM
655.

Realmente isso foi uma das varias ações que nós devemos fazer para melhor esse mundo e isso realmente foi LINDO!

Posted by Tiago Rodrigues. April 10, 10 05:19 PM
656.

excellent pictures and effort by mankind!!!

Posted by Jack Chng April 11, 10 01:34 AM
657.

Nakakamangha! Sanay makasali and Filipinas "The Mall of Asia"

Posted by Romeo A Araya Aril 10, 2010 April 11, 10 01:53 AM
658.

pemandangannya lebih indah jika lampunya dimatikan,semoga program ini bisa menghematkan penggunaan listrik dunia dan mencegah pemanasan global.walaupun hanya 1 lampu yg kita matikan,itu bisa menyelamatkan bumi

Posted by riki April 11, 10 02:14 AM
659.

very nice................

Posted by sujith April 11, 10 04:24 AM
660.

AMAZING PICTURES!
I'm glad that more n more people are starting to take part in saving the EARTH!
It is the only planet that living things can exist... I believe God gave us this place not only to explore but also to love n take care.
I'm taking my part by using environmental bags. Recycling plastic bags. Saving water from washed veggies n clean kitchen utensils, washed diapers in watering plants n trees. Saving water from washed clothes to cleaning the floor n flushing the toilet. This will take more effort but this means recycling water... one resources conveniently available thus mostly taken for granted.
I want my children n my children's children to enjoy the EARTH just how I enjoyed it.
It's NONSENSE N STUPID to make big money n be RICH but slowly killing the only place of our possible existence....
THERE IS ONLY ONE EARTH.... LET'S DO OUR PART IN SAVING ITS WONDER!

Posted by Julie Sy April 11, 10 05:59 AM
661.

really mind blowng..speechless

Posted by vinay sagar April 11, 10 01:10 PM
662.

Aweeeeeeeeesome!

Posted by Gee Pascasio April 11, 10 02:37 PM
663.

whow!! totally amazing especially those pics in greece and china -which were in total darkness,come on World when lights go out next year, can we all remember to turn OFF ALL THE LIGHTS!! and not leave some on ie (in tower blocks!!),just see how much electricity we could all save our earth....Karen wp leics,uk

Posted by karen weidlein-palmer April 11, 10 10:47 PM
664.

AMAZING !! A very huge amount of electricity will be saved if we regularly do this. Why not motivate every one to turn off lights for an hour weekly once together at a time.. Definitely tough to afford, but if we can do this, there will be noticeable change. SAVE MOTHER EARTH, ITS ALL OURS.

Posted by Aruna April 12, 10 12:50 AM
665.

This gesture of putting lights off for an hour shows what humanity is capable of doing when it seeks a common goal. Would it not be great if the same thing was done to feed the hungry and to promote peace for all mankind!

Posted by Marc Ruel April 12, 10 01:23 AM
666.

#26 was incredible

Posted by TareX April 12, 10 04:27 AM
667.

where is India in all this????

Posted by Dee April 12, 10 04:30 AM
668.

As seeing these amazing "fading" pictures I wonder, why only 1 Earth hour.
Why not abandon stop all unnecessary lightning? Why not just keeping the minimum (lights in offices, in apartments, schools etc) but no billboards, no building or bridges with decoration lights, no empty commercial centre parking’s illumination etc.
Imagine how much we would save energy and diminish the "light pollution" during the night if all these unnecessary lights would be turned off for good.

Posted by Earth nights April 12, 10 05:03 AM
669.

Awsome, real hard work and great effort to capture this!

Posted by Rajnish Kumar Agnihotri April 12, 10 06:01 AM
670.

Mind blowing.. awesome !!.... Evry1 mus c dis pics. Good collection..

Posted by Jwel April 12, 10 01:33 PM
671.

Cudowne zdjęcia. Boskie.

Posted by Anna Kamińska April 12, 10 05:43 PM
672.

After switching off all the lights why are some remaining still .....those were not switched off?

Posted by tanaya April 13, 10 07:48 AM
673.

There's no pictures from UK either. Actually they're beautiful both before and during the 'earth hour'. It could be worthwhile for governments to look into turning off more lights when they're not needed (eg the Acropolis I don't imagine has visitors at night time?!) Vegas is fine without the mega lights, there was still enough to see by. We don't want to be without light or be stupid about it, but it makes sense to at least not be wasting money on wasting electricity!!

Posted by Linda April 13, 10 10:02 AM
674.

wonderfful.
Marly

Posted by Marly April 13, 10 11:13 AM
675.

realy very nice....thanks to bigpicture...

Posted by shanmugavel April 13, 10 01:53 PM
676.

The Tradition continues, Let us keep the spirit and use less power and switch off when not in use. Reduce, Reuse and Recyle.
All those wondering why India is not there, India does not participate in the Yearly Earth Hour because most parts of India has "Power Cuts", which range from One Hour to 4 Hrs or more .

Posted by Sunny April 13, 10 05:43 PM
677.

Reply to comment #577:
The "ghost images" in the beach picture (Rio, Brazil) seem to be there because it was a time-exposure with a longer lens opening since it was taken at night w/o flash.
The ghosts are people who moved during exposure.

Posted by Acoustic Bob April 13, 10 06:19 PM
678.

Awesome! May the world continue it's awareness.

Posted by Sandi April 13, 10 08:47 PM
679.

I wish we need to do once every month.

Posted by aruna April 14, 10 01:17 AM
680.

Magnificent pictures showing the splendor of our earth and the architectural beauty that it sustains. It is incumbant upon us to cherish what God has entrusted to us and care for it and protect it for our enjoyment and for the enjoyment of generations to come.

My wife and I are here in India for the welfare of nearly four million Eunuchs(Hijras) who are forced to live on the margins of society and beg and prostitute for earning their livelihood. Inspired by what God commissioned His major prophet Isaiah(56:4,5) to tell the eunuchs that He loves them and that He will give them a place in His house and within His walls and also will give them a new name better than sons and daughters as Hijars(eunuchs) are neither sons nor daughters . There fore we are here to teach them alternate ways to make a living in place of begging and prostitution which singularly contributes to their being rejected and marginalised.

India , especially where we are in Andhra Pradesh, it is very hot and experiences power cuts on a daily basis. Sustainable source of energy, the Solar Energy, is plentiful if we could afford solar panels to harness the energy and cut down on use of other forms of energy. We are gathering funds to build three buildings to start a training center where we can teach the eunuchs marketable skills such as tailoring, beauty and cosmetology etc. We will be so grateful for any one reading this comment and is touched enough to say that they fill fund installing soar enery for these buildings.
our website is; www.oasisinternational.in

God bless! Johnson Choppala, President OASIS International Eunuch Welfare, Inc. e-mail johnsonchoppala@usa.net

Posted by Johnson D.Choppala, Ph.D. April 14, 10 03:13 AM
681.

صور رائعة جدا
شكرا لكم

Posted by ميموو April 14, 10 07:22 AM
682.

Excelent Pictures

Posted by Jagdish Patel April 14, 10 10:48 AM
683.

Lindo, incrível, um verdadeiro espetáculo.

Posted by Rodrigo April 14, 10 03:15 PM
684.

pode pá que nessa hora eu só deixei meu pc ligado :D
YUSUAHSUAHSUA
lindas as fotos, deveriam ter tirado uma lá do meu quarto, ficou o bixo tbm :D

Posted by OIIIEEEE April 14, 10 03:56 PM
685.

speechless...amazing photos

Posted by Sandra Ficok April 15, 10 12:46 AM
686.

wonder ful place iam dreaming to yhe place

Posted by anantha kumar April 15, 10 05:14 AM
687.

coool man tight

Posted by dg April 15, 10 08:58 AM
688.

i'm dissappointed. no pictures from the Philippines. But the pictures shown here is very impressive. Awesome!!!!!

Posted by vivien April 15, 10 06:41 PM
689.

I agree totally with post # 609...There should definitely be a photo of the TAJ MAHAL, especially by moonlight !!

Posted by Penny Dee April 15, 10 10:54 PM
690.

amazing......very touching, it proves that a lot of people cares about Mother Earth.....God Bless everyone!!!! Let's do our share to save Mother EARTH!

Posted by Hope April 16, 10 08:35 AM
691.

Impresionante!!!!! que bueno este trabajo de todos. Ojala la hora del planeta sea todos los dias a todas las horas.

Amazing!!! nice work everybody. Hope Earth Hour would be every day at every hour

Posted by Alberto. Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia April 16, 10 12:54 PM
692.

i ilke all of it

Posted by puma josh April 16, 10 01:23 PM
693.

Earth Day 2010. In honor of global climate change. Great idea. What about the animals being affected by global warming? When are we going to HELP them?

Posted by icrw April 16, 10 08:21 PM
694.

simply superb...!!!!

Posted by kani April 17, 10 01:30 AM
695.

Absolutely astonishing!

Posted by Sigfrido Martín April 17, 10 09:44 AM
696.

A hora da terra é super importante para chamar a atenção de todos e de cada um de nós para a responsabilidade que temos no agravamento constante dos problemas ambientais que enfrentamos. Resta-nos mudar os costumes de forma a também contribuir, todos os dias, o ano inteiro, a vida inteira para a mitigação do aquecimento global. Mas precisamos de ações concretas, não apenas de idéias.

Posted by Terezinha Soares - Manaus - AM - Brasil April 17, 10 09:20 PM
697.

Excellent

Posted by Rajashekhar April 18, 10 06:16 AM
698.

excelente fue algo expectacular

Posted by Anonymous April 18, 10 11:01 AM
699.

Is Realy Amassing we can make this kind of things all sundays each week along the years for ever more IS URGENTE EVERY BODY IN DE WORLD BE TOGETHER in much more things like the indiscriminate killing of animals and take care and love the earth we are living at.

Posted by Lysette Ramos April 18, 10 05:23 PM
700.

excellent..................

Posted by rupak April 19, 10 12:41 AM
701.

Words are not enough to express marvellous creation

Posted by hitendra j tamboli April 19, 10 08:10 AM
702.

Lindo, emocionante....parabéns

Posted by Candida Camelo Nunes April 19, 10 09:22 AM
703.

I Like It......

Posted by sigid purnomo April 19, 10 12:18 PM
704.

que bonito sería poder volar...y a tu lado poderte yo cantar,como siempre haciamos tu y yo,te amo vida

Posted by babyhomer April 19, 10 07:36 PM
705.

nice..... ;)

Posted by rafael April 19, 10 09:03 PM
706.

I am a photographer and, in my opinion, most of the pictures look even better in the dark, not to mention about the other benefits...

Posted by Teo MORCAN April 20, 10 01:53 AM
707.

excellent pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Posted by Emis S. Greece April 20, 10 06:58 AM
708.

i agree...like the pictures of forbidden city...they had a different charm in the dark....

Posted by Octonn April 20, 10 08:46 AM
709.

CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU TO EACH OF THE PARTICIPANT OF THIS NOBLE EVENT THROUGH OUT THE WORLD, THANKS FRON THE BOTTOM OF THE HEART. Each one of us owe an responsibility towards the mother earth, hope in future for any such occasions, individuals act more overwhelmingly. SAVE THE PLANET OR ELSE NO ONE CAN SAVE US.

Posted by MAHESH April 20, 10 12:30 PM
710.

wow i wish i wasat one of those spots it looks awsome :) :) :) :)

Posted by cole April 20, 10 01:32 PM
711.

why only for one hour only?
the additional lights can be switched off for long period!

Posted by rajniknt a shah April 20, 10 02:05 PM
712.

why didn't someone tell me about it? i would have turned off my lites.

Posted by jaycee April 20, 10 04:31 PM
713.

The authors can not find enough SUPERLATIVES to describe these
PHOTOGRAPHS.

Posted by Terry McAsey Australia April 21, 10 03:08 AM
714.

This is Awesome!!!!! Awesome!!!!! Awesome!!!!!

Posted by Balkrishna Khadgi April 21, 10 03:13 AM
715.

A great set

Posted by Dave via bigger picture April 21, 10 07:51 AM
716.

great photos

Posted by Sebastian Depner April 21, 10 01:24 PM
717.

one can only descibe these photos as just AWESOME, many thanks to ALL

the photograghers.

Posted by Anonymous April 21, 10 04:48 PM
718.

Glad to see there aren't that many nanny comments about how bad we are to have the lights switched on. We should find creative ways to tap power - not switch it off!

Posted by Cornelius Coertze April 22, 10 12:48 AM
719.

Cairo's Mohammed Ali mosque is so much more imposing in sillouette,
lets have more of these events. How about monthly, and if that is a success then weekly, or even daily if appropriate.

Posted by Supersparks April 22, 10 04:41 AM
720.

wow! i'm very amazed..SAVE THE EARTH!

Posted by neta April 23, 10 04:04 AM
721.

bukan main, Dahsyat gambar2 nya, dan ada satu gambar dari Negara saya tercinta : Yakni Republik of Indonesia, Bundaran HI...great..congrats to all....keep peace in mind..

M.S.Aribowo - JAKARTA - INDONESIA

Posted by M.S.Aribowo April 23, 10 06:20 AM
722.

To make a greater change to emissions perhaps we should have an EarthHour every day or at least once a week .. Wonderful photographs!

Posted by Jo Rice April 23, 10 07:22 AM
723.

y is india picture not there, or v did not participate in this ?

Posted by deepkumar April 23, 10 07:46 AM
724.

Awesome snaps. Real treat to eyes !!! Thanks a ton :)

Posted by Saif April 23, 10 10:52 AM
725.

It's really amazing to see. I really do wish that we could cut down on using lights for more than just that one time. Those buildings and cities take so much electricity that I feel is not needed. But still very nice to see all of these pictures

Posted by John Gabriel April 23, 10 12:26 PM
726.

hamara redfort parliament ka pictures bi lagana tha

Posted by Anonymous April 24, 10 09:36 PM
727.

I wish we need to do once every month

Posted by krshna April 25, 10 03:00 AM
728.

I think we should do thid once a week

Posted by Peter April 29, 10 09:19 AM
729.

This is the good way!!!Good job! Save the WORLD! More " one hour " to Earth!

Posted by Taurus-the-Hun(Hungary) April 29, 10 03:27 PM
730.

awesome..........mind blowing

Posted by Kumar B April 30, 10 09:20 AM
731.

Beautiful Landmarks.

Posted by ali May 1, 10 02:55 PM
732.

Get used to the dark kids, population grows, energy levels go down. Pure maths

Posted by Darko May 2, 10 09:14 PM
733.

excelentes fotos, y excelente registro que podemos guardar en la memoria a favor de " la hora de la tierra", felicitaciones a los fotógrafos y a los que participaron en esta gran causa.

Posted by macarena zabala May 4, 10 09:04 PM
734.

we could save a lot more energy if we got rid of all the tv sets and spent time reading books by candlelight.
our ancestors got along without electricity for millions of years...also with no oil or gas.
in time it will come back to this....oil, gas, coal..etc. will thankfully not last for ever.
amen and awomen and adawg.

Posted by lewie miya May 8, 10 10:38 PM
735.

superb, amazing pictures

Posted by vaibhav May 9, 10 04:38 AM
736.

Wow! The effect's really amazing!

Posted by Nikita Hengbok May 13, 10 08:08 AM
737.

wow,,,!
awsm,,,,,,,,,,,,pics!!

Posted by saranya May 14, 10 08:19 AM
738.

simply superb. no words...!!!!:):)

Posted by sindhura May 14, 10 11:40 AM
739.

What a joke! Even with the lights out, the light pollution is still so prevalent that most of the stars can't be seen. When I was a kid, I could go a few miles out of town and look up to see the milky way. Not any more.

Posted by Ray Druian May 15, 10 04:53 PM
740.

CASA POPORULUI DIN ROMANIA - CONSTRUITA IN PERIOADA SOCIALISTA A LUI CEAUSESCU ESTE O MANDRIE PENTRU ROMANI. CAND VA MAI REUSII ROMANIA KAPITALISTA SA REALIZEZE ASEMENEA EDIFICII ? IN VECI.

Posted by Timisoreanul May 16, 10 12:08 PM
741.

I like it very much. In fact, I think the pictures with the light turned off are MUCH MORE BEAUTIFUL !!!
I would like to see this happen at every night after midnight till morning !!!

Posted by Maria Held May 18, 10 09:58 AM
742.

Vow its super to watch...
I like to visit these places with my loved one ...Swetha

Posted by Swetha May 19, 10 12:22 AM
743.

YA ITS VERY BEAUTYFULL AND VERY EXCELLENT NO CHANCE ,NI SEE NEVER SUCH IMAGES

Posted by KATHIR May 19, 10 07:28 AM
744.

We should do this more often

Posted by Heidi Hong Kong May 19, 10 10:47 AM
745.

super thanks to my frd who send this wed page to me

Posted by prasanth May 21, 10 03:20 AM
746.

Awesome! It's beautiful to watch. Thanks to the team who put up these photos!

Posted by Karen May 21, 10 10:30 PM
747.

Thats very nice, and so super!

Posted by Horvath Imréné May 22, 10 09:40 PM
748.

What about the Hungarian Parliament, the most beautiful on the world!??

Posted by szechenyi May 24, 10 08:30 AM
749.

Gyönyörű! De hol van a Magyar Parlament???

Posted by cinci May 25, 10 02:09 AM
750.

very nice...................

Posted by Anonymous May 26, 10 05:44 AM
751.

the Beauty is not which we see it's which we feel

Posted by harika May 26, 10 06:45 AM
752.

çok güzel fotaraflar emeğe değmiş harika teşşekürler

Posted by salih May 30, 10 05:31 AM
753.

Ha már minden évben élőben nem láthatom, köszönöm lehetőséget, hogy virtuálisan rámszakadt.

Posted by Somafi June 3, 10 03:00 PM
754.

This site always have never seen wonderful pictures in big resolutions. I like these colourful pictures of different cities.

Posted by Sikenman June 4, 10 02:06 AM
755.

wunderbare bilder - danke

Posted by friedrich planer June 4, 10 04:35 PM
756.

How evil it is to celebrate lights being turned off, instead of turned on. This isn't saving our "planet." It is part of the anti-industrial mentality that characterizes the environmentalist religion.

Posted by Rodger June 5, 10 04:30 PM
757.

mind blowing yaar...

Posted by aishwarya June 6, 10 06:41 AM
758.

.excellent photo spendid view

Posted by fiedler richard June 7, 10 01:29 PM
759.

Gyönyörü képek de sajnos egy óra nem igazán elég arra hogy megmentsük a földet.

Posted by Eva June 10, 10 06:34 PM
760.

These brought a tear to my eye. Absolutely mind blowing!!! WWF are an inspiration to this planet and long may they keep their work going and long may donations keep pouring into them to enable them to carry on with such important projects. Our planet and wildlife is amazing - lets keep it this way. Even the smallest effort from everyone can help.

Posted by Pam June 14, 10 09:03 AM
761.

really awesome to sail through all the photographs... great job.. well done..

Posted by Anshul Vashistha June 18, 10 01:41 AM
762.

Tökéletesen egyetértek a hozzászólásokkal :
Mikula József

Posted by Mikula József June 24, 10 05:00 AM
763.

Elképesztő fényűzés, pompa világítás a föld elpusztítása sajnos közel feléljük amit lehet.... a nyomor ami a fényűzés ellentételezése..... világrengető.....

Posted by Budai Sándorné June 26, 10 04:17 AM
764.

Hatalmas képek !!!

Posted by Anonymous July 1, 10 12:29 AM
765.

Csak maga egy város közvilágítása hány gigawattot fogyaszt el egy éjszaka alatt..... és ennek az anyagi vonzata...... Jaj még belegondolni is rettenetes....

Posted by Márton Lajos July 8, 10 01:27 PM
766.

Fájdalmasan szép fotók...:(
/Painfully beautiful photos...:(/

Posted by Hajnalka July 9, 10 05:20 AM
767.

very nice well done good job excellent show superb.
again thanks to all involved great pictures.

Posted by a patel July 10, 10 08:40 AM
768.

Though this gesture is very good toward saving the Earth and the wild life, it is our (mankind's) habit to disturb the nature's balance and its ways for our comforts........ and then get concerned after a great damage has been done.

Posted by Gaurang Pandya July 11, 10 06:57 PM
769.

thank u so much 4 u beautiful picture

Posted by Anonymous July 17, 10 07:06 AM
770.

If parlaments would decide , that lights would be completely switched off after 9 o clock at least once a month, that would save hell a lot of electrocity, people would go to bed earlyer and could have a good rest, and instead of tv watching, people would rather make love.That would just improve the Earth, Health, and Relationships.

Posted by Karajko Judit August 1, 10 01:18 PM
771.

truely amazing

Posted by sajanlal August 3, 10 07:48 AM
772.

Its truely beautiful. Reminds me of the saying beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Just makes me wonder why are all these places lit up all round the year. The monuments should be lit up only when needed , may be for National day etc. We are cutting out the natural light from the skies by keeping these place lit all year round. We are depriving our childern from gazing into the skies and enjoying the celestial light.

Lets take the movement further and erge governments to enforce legislations against wasting electricity

Posted by Pradnya Morje August 9, 10 02:03 AM
773.

Excellent pictures, onw does not know how much energy we are wasting, till we see these pictures. Pass on to as many people as possible

Posted by Paresh Shah August 20, 10 03:43 AM
774.

Nagyon szép, sajnos magyarországi kép nincs a gyűjteményben!

Posted by Poós Károlyné August 21, 10 02:02 AM
775.

不错不错...

Posted by Anonymous August 22, 10 10:19 AM
776.

por favor, esto debemos hacerlo mas frecuentemente
es nuestro futuro, salvemos el planeta

Posted by juan tuk August 27, 10 07:01 AM
777.

Impresionante como el mundo globalizado, va haciendo conciencia de la importancia de diminuir el consumo desmesurado de energía, y darle de vez en cuando, un pequeño pero simbólico, descanso a nuestro único sitio donde vivir, la Tierra.

Posted by Luis Guillermo Miranda August 27, 10 09:42 AM
778.

Simply, a mind blowing use of Java script to bring global awareness for
global warming................Impressed.

Posted by KAPADIA AJIT K. August 27, 10 10:18 AM
779.

Wonderful

Posted by Jyothy September 13, 10 01:57 AM
780.

Stunning application of modern java technology .....really amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Romeo September 14, 10 06:20 AM
781.

Amazing photos!!!!!

Posted by Nivea/Fortaleza-CE,Brazil September 14, 10 11:16 AM
782.

omg that is sooooo coool

Posted by megan September 15, 10 09:19 PM
783.

Fantastic pictures, I only know Sydney - the Opera House-Circular Quay behind the Skylines and the Harbour Bridge.

Posted by Gyuri / Budapest September 19, 10 05:56 AM
784.

Simply amazing..........gyönyörü, de örültem volna ha a mi Parlamentünk is a felvételek között van , valamint a Taj Mahal, ami szintén csodaszép !

Posted by Elizabeth Noa B September 23, 10 06:32 AM
785.

fantastic and unbelievable.Hats off to the technology.

Posted by Colonel.P.Ganesan,VSM September 23, 10 11:38 PM
786.

I'm so angry....these pictures only prove that we use too much electricity and produce a huge amount of carbon emission. On the Earth Hour aren't we supposed to think about the environment and how beautiful natural phenomenons we have on earth?

Posted by R Gabor September 25, 10 05:09 AM
787.

Why do we do this only for one day,I'm sure a lot of electricity can be saved (and the global warming be lessened) by doing some of this on a daily basis....and this needs to be done in countries where electricity is wasted!!

Posted by Nauhar Rana September 30, 10 05:18 AM
788.

Are the saved Dollars sent to Afrika?

Posted by Fotostud October 8, 10 10:19 PM
789.

wow not wow

Posted by meme October 19, 10 02:55 PM
790.

Must be hell on the electric companies trying to regulate.

Posted by Neil O. Myers November 2, 10 02:38 PM
791.

csodálatos...

Posted by Anonymous November 2, 10 03:44 PM
792.

There was a town in the usa that saved so much energy that the electric company was going broke so this is why today you must pay a delivery cost and garanteed amount to the electric utility. so it all boils down to a little bit of money not energy .

Posted by wr November 7, 10 07:10 PM
793.

This should be done every night what a difference it would make, cheers for what they are doing already.Katie

Posted by Katie November 8, 10 09:07 PM
794.

álom szép

Posted by kalmar adel November 9, 10 02:46 PM
795.

AMAZING!!!

Posted by Sisiantee November 25, 10 11:17 PM
796.

excellent photos

Posted by Chico do Vale December 7, 10 11:24 AM
797.

Gammara'na

I Like It

Posted by Wancoy Destroyer December 17, 10 03:29 AM
798.

JUST CAME ACROSS THE BIG PICTURE A FEW DAYS AGO WOW!!!!!!!
AS AN AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER IS WAS STUNNED BY THE DEPTH, BRILLIANCE, AND SHEAR MAGNITUED OF THE PICTURES. THESE ARE NOT MERE PHOTOS BUT A MOSAIC COLLECTION OF WE, HUMANS, PEOPLE ARE OF THIS EARTH OF THIS PLANET. IT SPANS THE ENTIRE SPECTRUM OF WHAT WE ARE OF WHAT WE CAN DO, TO OURSELVES AND TO THE OTHERS. OF THAT, OF WHAT WE CAN ACHIVE BOTH OF THE HIGHEST ORDER AND TO,THAT OF WHAT WE CAN DO AND DO TO EACH OTHER IN THE RELAM THE SPHERE OF HATERED, VIOLANCE,DEATH. WOW!!!!

Posted by MICHAEL JARRETT December 18, 10 09:01 PM
799.

Szédületesen szép látványok!!!!

Posted by Kaszás Károly January 17, 11 08:06 AM
800.

és Budapest? (and Bp?)

Posted by Anonymous January 27, 11 01:38 AM
801.

Fotos simplesmente maravilhosas !!! Idéia fabulosa !!!

Posted by Aline February 10, 11 03:06 PM
802.

hey its the best pics ever seen...thanx....

Posted by nikhil February 16, 11 01:37 AM
803.

gyönyörű képek, nagyon el kellene gondolkodni, hogy mennyi kárt okozunk mi emberek.

Posted by erzsébet Magyarország Pécs Európa Kulturálid Fővárosa February 17, 11 11:07 AM
804.

Bár nagyon látványos és lenyűgöző képek, de hol vannak a csillagok? Ez a fényszennyezés.
The pictures are very spectacular and impressive, but where are the stars?
This is light pollution.
Die Bilder sind sehr spektakulär und überwältigend, aber wo sind die Sterne. Diese ist Lichtverschmutzung.

Posted by Mona March 7, 11 11:50 AM
805.

nice pics..........

Posted by priya March 23, 11 07:47 AM
806.

WOW!!!! Itz really awsome :):):)

Posted by Eva Liyana March 23, 11 08:52 AM
807.

awesome...............outstanding.............................

Posted by Anonymous March 25, 11 04:38 AM
808.

Incredible pictures.I just wish there were more "big" cities in the US on here...I will be doing my part tomorrow night!

Posted by Tammy S. March 25, 11 09:12 AM
809.

Toronto's is the best...by far.. #14...well done guys

Posted by Danielle. G March 25, 11 10:10 PM
810.

Will be celebrating Human Achievement Hour instead.

Posted by Catherine Capitalist March 26, 11 02:46 PM
811.

Incredible pictures..

Posted by Nikos R. Egaleo-Grecce March 26, 11 04:38 PM
812.

A lot of those places turned more lights on before to increase the contrast and make a better PR photo. PR = public relations. Duhhh

Posted by Ron in Seattle March 27, 11 12:11 AM
813.

The Big Picture Collection has always outstanding Photos - but this time you topped yourself. Awesome work.

Posted by Daniel March 28, 11 04:17 PM
814.

Amazing !!!! electricity saving much more! and Uncountable...........

Posted by Abdul Bari March 29, 11 06:35 AM
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