Spine-Tingling Photos Of London As It Remembers World War I

All around Britain, to mark the centenary of the first World War, people have been switching all their lights off except one. The idea is to leave a single light burning as a symbol of hope amid darkness.

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It's a sound and light installation called Spectra by Ryoji Ikeda. It is installed at Victoria Tower Gardens and will be visible every night until 11 August.

Single beam of light over London. #LightsOut #WWI

Steven Maloney@StevenEMaloney

Single beam of light over London. #LightsOut #WWI

10:07 PM - 04 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Lights going out across Westminster.

Just one light can be seen in the window of Buckingham Palace.

Nelson's Column.

Parliament and the London Eye in almost total darkness.

10pm - Parliament and the London Eye in black out. #LightsOut

Tom Newton Dunn@tnewtondunn

10pm - Parliament and the London Eye in black out. #LightsOut

10:03 PM - 04 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

One thing spoiled the effect somewhat. Owing to an apparent technical glitch, this Coke ad briefly shone out over Piccadilly Circus.

#westminster remembers. Brought to you by Coke. extraordinarily distasteful #lightsout

Jonathan Pritchard@jr_pritchard

#westminster remembers. Brought to you by Coke. extraordinarily distasteful #lightsout

10:06 PM - 04 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite