Saturday, March 11, 2006

The Wearing' of the Green




Here's the Chicago River dyed green for Saint Patrick's Day. I took these pictures from the Michigan Avenue bridge last year actually, but just about now the men from the plumber's union are in their boat, dispensing their secret-formula green dye to color the river. I had heard of the green river, but pictured something sort of sick and brownish, not this incredible emerald. I remembered the river this morning because we are going into Chicago later today to go to the opera and spend the weekend with my son and daughter-in-law in Evanston. We'll miss the St. Pat's festivities this year, but it's a great memory.

4 comments:

Tracey said...

WOW!!!! I had always thought it would be a gross brown/murky green kinda color too. That is awesome!! Something I'll probably never get a chance to see in person, so thanks for posting it! :o)

Allison said...

This is surreal. And so cool! I love it when humans can be creatively, positively playful on such a large scale.
Thanks so much for posting...

Scrapmaker said...

Wow that really IS green! Thanks for sharing the picture. I might never be in Chicago in March to see it in person. (Even though Chicago is one of my favorite cities.) Jen

The Calico Cat said...

If they can dye it green for St. patty's day, then why can't they dye it a nice blue the rest of the time?