Earth Hour

Nice to ‘see’ the Parthenon in its original ‘context':

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  1. The rogueclassicist is right.

    Lighting up ancient monuments is simply turning them into eye candy and actually transforms them into visual monstrosities since a) they were architecturally and artistically designed to be illuminated from above by the natural light of the sun and sky (and occasionally the moon) and b) their once quiet stateliness under a starry sky is vitiated by the garish and excessive illumination splashed all over them.

    In addition, the wasted light that is sent upwards into the heavens washes out our view of the cosmos and limits our understanding of humanity’s place in it. That’s hardly fitting for honoring a culture that has given us so much direction in that process.

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