Durdle Door on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast was lit up last night as part of the Society of Light and Lighting’s ‘Night of Heritage Light’ The International Year of Light was celebrated on the evening of 1st October as UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the UK were illuminated, the concept at Durdle Door was ‘to create a scene reminiscent of an impressionist painting by placing a person in a rowing boat under the iconic arch’. Sadly there was no rowing boat, just a rib with a huge LED panel, some garish lights on the shore and an ammonite fossil projected onto the rocky face of the limestone arch that made the scene more akin to a tacky ornament in an indoor fish tank aquarium.

Durdle Door on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast was lit up last night as part of the Society of Light and Lighting’s ‘Night of Heritage Light’

The International Year of Light was celebrated on the evening of 1st October as UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the UK were illuminated, the concept at Durdle Door was ‘to create a scene reminiscent of an impressionist painting by placing a person in a rowing boat under the iconic arch’. Sadly there was no rowing boat, just a rib with a huge LED panel, some garish lights on the shore and an ammonite fossil projected onto the rocky face of the limestone arch that made the scene more akin to a tacky ornament in an indoor fish tank aquarium.