The Hermitage, Kunstkamera, the Peter and Paul Fortress and other attractions will go dark tomorrow at 20.30, when the city starts to celebrate the controversial Earth Hour action. At the same time, a few owls that have been withdrawn from photographers due to bad living conditions will be released into wild life.
If you are a green activist or something like that or just want to see an apocalyptic downtown of St. Petersburg, then go to the Spit of the Vasilievsky island tomorrow, on March 25, at 20.30. Here, other activists will be celebrating the Earth Hour, the event aimed to draw attention to the climate change, which people still cannot decide whether it exists or not, and to ecological problems which, no doubt, exist.
As media reported, a concert lighted by candles only will take place here, so bring a candle with yourself. It’s a good backstage for a weird selfie at least. At 20.30, about 33.000 lamps, which are highlighting the historic centers buildings now, will be turned off. All the landmarks will go dark including the Hermitage, the Church of Savior on Spit Blood, the Nevsky avenue, the St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Kazan Cathedral and many more. A rather gloomy picture.
From an entertaining point of view, we’d say it will hardly give any great impressions. We had seen the city center before it was enchantingly lighted up by numerous lamps in 2004. To be honest, nothing unusual.
Another action will also be held at 20.30. Some time ago, animal activists get the police withdraw owls from people who were taking picture of tourists posing with owls. The birds were being badly fed and cared of. Now some of them are ready to be let into the wild life, the release is scheduled with the start of the Earth Hour celebration.
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