Sunday, March 13, 2016

Gray Day Parade



I shoot it almost every year. The St. Patrick's Day parade is a big deal here, one of the largest in the country (although nothing compares to New York). Of course, we have a population of Irish descendants (including me on my father's side, although the other half comes from my Polska mama) but it's not exceptionally large. However, as I have observed many times in these pages, St. Louis loves an excuse to drink in public.

The main parade is held on the Saturday before the actual date. There is a smaller parade for purists that is always held on March 17, but this is where the throngs turn out. Yesterday was cool with mist turning to drizzle. It made the colors of phosphorescent vests and safety cones pop as the Corvette club passed by.               


5 comments:

s.c said...

Looks like cars get more and more a face like front again by seeing your parade.

Norma Beishir said...

I always watch parades on TV.

Luis Gomez said...

Nice! Here in DC the parade is today.

William Kendall said...

We've got a large Irish population spread through the Ottawa Valley, so we see a lot of people come in for the parade here.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The grey weather would have been an authentic touch to the St Patrick day parade Bob, it does rain a lot on the Emerald Isle :)