Check Out These Beautiful Monuments That Light Up in Support of Breast Cancer
Pink Niagara Falls | ©RSII Photography/Flickr
Since 1985, October has been recognized internationally as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with charities working to increase awareness of the disease and raise funds for research. The campaign is marked in various cities across the world by the pink lighting of major monuments and buildings. This year, iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower
, the White House
and 10 Downing Street
have honored the occasion. Here are some stunning pictures of these and other locations involved in the campaign.
The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
Pink lighting marked Breast Cancer Awareness month at the Eiffel Tower.
The Eiffel Tower © Yann Caradec/Flickr
The White House, Washington, D.C., United States
In 2008, George W. Bush became the first president to cast pink light on the White House and the tradition has been carried on by his predecessors. “During October, we raise awareness and encourage people to take steps to reduce their risk of breast cancer,” said First Lady Melania Trump.
The White House © The White House/Flickr
10 Downing Street, London, United Kingdom
The official residence of the UK Prime Minister also turned pink for the occasion.
10 Downing Steet © Number 10/Flickr
Tokyo Tower, Tokyo, Japan
The Eiffel Tower-inspired Tokyo Tower was illuminated on October 1 to mark the beginning of the month.
Tokyo Tower © shuets udono/Flickr
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Tokyo, Japan
The headquarters of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government was also cast in a pink light.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building © shuets udono/Flickr
The Helmsley Building, New York City, United States
One of New York’s most iconic buildings, the Helmsley Building on Park Avenue, was cast in a deep shade of pink on October 1.
The Helmsley Building © Phil Roeder/Flickr
Montgomery County Court House, Norristown, United States
Even judicial buildings such as Montgomery County Court House joined the effort.
Montgomery County Court House © Montgomery County Planning Commission/Flickr
The Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest, Hungary
The iconic chain bridge that crosses the River Danube was cast in a pink tone.
Budapest Chain Bridge © WikiCommons
La Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires, Argentina
La Casa Rosada, or “Pink House” in Argentina, which serves as the executive mansion and office of the President of Argentina became even pinker on October 1.
La Casa Rosada © WikiCommons
La Fontaine des Eléphants, Chambéry, France
This elegant fountain in Chambéry was lit to mark the month.
La Fontaine des Eléphants © WikiCommons
Praça dos Três Poderes, Brasília, Brazil
This plaza in the Brazilian capital is surrounded by Congress, the Supreme Court and the Presidential Office, all of which were cast in pink.
Praça dos Três Poderes © WikiCommons
Tyholttårnet, Trondheim, Norway
This soaring radio tower in Trondheim, Norway was also illuminated.
Tyholttårnet © Frode Lundgren/Flickr