Global Rainbow is a light installation by American artist Yvette Mattern, that was switched on at St Mary’s Headland in North Tyneside. The light installation celebrates the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad in the north-east of England. The seven beams of light represent the colours of the rainbow and are symbolise hope and stretch about 8 km.
The Global Rainbow has previously lit up the skies of Germany, France and the United States, it was created for celebrate Martin Luther King Day on 19 January 2009. The display will light up the skies until 4 March.
You can read more about Global Rainbow on Mattern’s blog and see tons of great photos here.