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In pictures: have you seen the huge floating lantern on the Thames?

Isabelle Aron

If you've wandered along the Thames at all lately, you'll have probably noticed that there's a three-storey-high illuminated 'floating' lantern around in the middle of the river (okay, it's not really floating, but it looks like it is). The installation, titled Floating Dreams, has been created by South Korean artist Ik-Joong Kang as part of the month-long Totally Thames festival.

The lantern is lit up from the inside and made from 500 drawings, but it doesn't just look pretty. It's also a memorial for the victims of the Korean War and is meant to be a symbol of hope for the reunification of North and South Korea, as the drawings are by people who fled from North Korea to South Korea during the conflict.

It'll be in place until the end of the month if you want to check it out, but if you can't make it down there, here are some of the best Instagram snaps:


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Find out more about Floating Dreams or check out what else is going on at Totally Thames


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