St. Patrick’s Day: Sweet Home Chicago
The city that’s known for coloring the Chicago River a shocking psychedelic green, throws possibly the biggest St. Patrick’s Day party in the nation, as well. Take our photographic journey around downtown Chicago on St. Patrick’s Day where there’s lots of good, green times, and beautiful, historic Chicago architecture to be enjoyed.
The Chicago River after the green coloring added. Across the river is the popular River Walk
Revelers tutu their way across Wacker and Columbus Drive
The historic Michigan Avenue Bridge: The first ever double decker bridge recently renamed the DuSable Bridge honoring the city’s first non-native settler, John Baptiste Pont DuSable, a gentleman of African/French ancestry. Across the bridge on the left a small piece of The Chicago Tribune newspaper building.
Wacker Drive with the historic Wrigley Building (the light building on the left) in the background, and a view of the River Walk on the other side of the river.
Crossing the Columbus Drive Bridge with Trump Tower, the glass building (2nd tallest in the US), in the background. Behind Trump Tower on the left is Marina City (the two corncob looking towers), a condominium complex built in the mid-sixties.
Just hanging out by Seward Johnson’s popular sculpture of Marilyn Monroe in Pioneer Plaza on The Magnificent Mile.
A fountain in Daley Plaza that has joined in the fun. The Pablo Picasso sculpture is to the right of this fountain.
Revelers walking by Marina City, the two towers that resemble gigantic corncobs that’s been the site of such movies as: The Blues Brothers, Sharkey’s Machine with Burt Reynolds, The Hunter with Steve McQueen and most recently, The Breakup with Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Anniston.
A sea of green on Michigan and Monroe with the Art Institutes Nicholl’s Bridge way in the background.
Bennigans Restaurant on Michigan Avenue.
Michigan Avenue with The Art Institute of Chicago in the background across the street on the left.
The Michigan Avenue Bridge (DuSable Bridge) with the historical Chicago Tribune in the background on the left.
Outside The Hard Rock Cafe on Clark and Ontario gave a party with live entertainment, contests, specials, and let’s not forget the green beer.
Nearing the end of a long, colorful day.