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Leave Your Heart on the Bay BridgeIn honor of the 75th anniversary of the Bay Bridge between San Francisco and Oakland, an intricate 25,000-light LED "light sculpture" was installed on the span beginning September 2012. The two cities and the bridge are hosting a party for the occasion March 5, when the lights will be turned on for its "grand lighting." And through the magic of Google Maps, visitors don't even have to be there to see it, thanks to the site BayLights.org, which will show the event and keep the lights shining online. The bridge lighting is being called the world's largest LED light sculpture by its organizers, at 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high, according to the site. "Inspired by the Bay Bridge’s 75th Anniversary, its 25,000 white LED lights are individually programmed by artist Leo Villareal to create a never-repeating, dazzling display across the Bay Bridge West Span through 2015," the site reports. The lights will be lit from dusk until 2 a.m. for two years, and will "impact over 50 million people in the Bay Area, with billions more seeing it in the media and online," according to organizers.
Finding Art Around Washington, D.C.
Travelers to Washington, D.C., can plan their visits to see art, architecture and other cultural destinations before they ever leave their homes, thanks to the Website ArtAround.us.