As cities around the world turned the lights off on Saturday to mark Earth Hour, some of our most famous DC landmarks kept the lights on. Earth Hour was an international show of commitment to action on climate change, and over 4,000 cities participated. Here in the District, the Wilson Building, the Reeves Center, the National Cathedral, and the Smithsonian Castle all went dark, but the federal monuments continued to glow.
Check out the amazing before-and-after shots of cities during Earth Hour over at The Big Picture. Here’s hoping the monuments turn off the lights next year, as I’d love to see how different the Mall would look without the lights shining on the monuments and memorials at night.