Look Out For Three Storey Lantern On The Thames

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Look Out For Three Storey Lantern On The Thames

If you're near the Millennium Bridge this month, make sure to look out for a huge lantern moored in the river.

Floating Dreams by Ik-Joong Kang is a three-story high cube, constructed from 500 miniature drawings and lit from inside.

Ik-Joong Kang spoke to people who fled from North to South Korea during the war. Now in their 80s and 90s he asked them to draw what they remember of their home town. The images make up this poignant memorial.

The work was commissioned by the Totally Thames festival, a month of activities celebrating the city's most famous river. There's over 150 events taking place — you can see them all on the festival website.

All photos by Peter MacDiarmid

Last Updated 01 September 2016