Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thursday Arch Series

2011 St Pat's Parade 18

Happy St. Patrick's Day to my fellow members of the Irish diaspora and to the Irish people themselves. There are a couple of Arch-ish pictures from last weekend's parade. The red car in the bottom picture promotes a local pop music radio station that styles itself The Arch.

You see the words Erin Go Bragh almost everywhere the day is celebrated. The phrase doesn't mean much of anything by itself. It's a few steps of corruption from an expression in the Irish language. There is an interesting discussion here. My cousins living in Ireland all speak the native language. It is a compulsory subject in school. They love to speak it when they are in England - confuses the hell out of the Brits.

St. Pat's Parade 19

Downtown St. Louis 365 celebrates St. Patrick's Day with a wee dram.

St. Pat's Parade 11


Oakland Daily Photo said...

The first photo made me laugh. Yesterday's green tuba player is just plain weird.

Olivier said...

la premiere est une photo culte ;) bien vu, la composition est geniale

cieldequimper said...

Enjoy your day, have a Guinness!
The first shot is shot of the year. Well, until now.

Birdman said...

Your arch series is something I look forward to... all seem so unique!

William Kendall said...

That arch shot is brilliant!

Virginia said...

So how much did you have to pay to get that shot??:)

Nathalie H.D. said...

A fun and interesting post - and another great addition to your arch series :-)