Amazing footage of the lights going out in Athens during Earth Hour

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Amongst the landmarks that went dark worldwide to call for action on climate change was the Acropolis.Alexandros Maragos, filmmaker and award-winning photographer, captured the darkness enveloping the monument in a time lapse video. The video shows the flickering lights slowly dimming as the Acropolis plunges into darkness, giving it a dramatic feel.Mr Maragos is particularly known for his timelapse imagery that has been used by various brands across the world. he has also had his work featured and publishedby important international organisations and publications including NASA and National Geographic.In this project, the filmmaker showed how the Athenian jewel marked Earth hour on Saturday by turning its lights off at 8.30pm local time as part of a WWF initiative to to raise awareness of the plight of our planet.READ MORE: Athens to become a safe and sustainable capitalEarth Hour first took place in Sydney back in 2007 and since then, more than 180 countries have joined in, including Greece.Athens produced some of the most mesmerising photos that were uploaded by both professional photographers and social media users, with the Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis going off all at once. Lights were also switched off at the Athens City Hall and Lycabettus Hill while many citizens showed support by turning their home lights off.“We are thrilled to see such an amazing response from Greek cities and citizens. As a part of a global community, Greece stands ready to sends its message on climate change, loud and clear.” said Demetres Karavellas CEO of WWF Greece.READ MORE: Athens Anaplasis – redesigning the Greek capitallast_img read more