Sunday, March 30, 2008

Earth Hour, Melbourne Style.

So last night was Earth Hour. We ate dinner in Lygon Street (to be reviewed later), and then remembered it was Earth Hour at 8pm. So we decided to go into the city and try and see what Earth Hour was going to look like.

Our Prediction was that it probably wouldn't be anywhere near as dramatic as the organisers hoped, and yep, sadly for the environment, we were right.

We went to Birrarung Marr, Melbourne's newest Park, to watch the lights go out. Although virtually deserted, it has a great view of the city skyline.

Anyway we were watching the Giant Sky Wheel and they announced they would be turning their lights off, so good for them.

They did turn their lights off. Also the Art Centre Spire lights went off, the blue neon's on the top of the Rialto Building, as well as lights on top of one or two other buildings.

However if we hadn't been looking for it we probably wouldn't have noticed. All street lights stayed on.

After standing around for five minutes we decided it was a non event, and went to catch a tram home. The trip down Bridge Road shows most stores had left lights on.

On arriving home we left the lights off, but I decided to ring my parents who had arrived home from a trip, and to see if they had their lights off.

Yep, Mum and Dad had their lights off, but were quite happy to tell me they were watching their 50" plasma.

Gotta love Earth Hour.

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