THE CHICAGO RIVER ~ All Dressed Up for St. Patrick's Day!

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MARCH/APRIL 2014 VMC ~ Creative Composition, 1st PLACE

WATCH THE RIVER TURN GREEN! What causes the Chicago River to turn green for St. Patrick's Day? That is a secret formula only the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union Local 130 knows for sure. They dumped 40 pounds of vegetable dye from motorboats into the Chicago River at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. It's been a tradition since 1962 that has attracted hundreds of thousands of people dressed in their best St. Patrick's Day apparel. Revelers come early to get the best spots. Afterwards, as many as a million people were estimated to have attended the 59th Annual Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade, which stepped off at noon. Celebrants can be seen all over Chicago for most of the week-end. It's a wonderful way to welcome Spring, which we are all anxious to do this year particularly!

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Comments (126)

Bach Quatre on April 28, 2014

Excelente foto. Like+Fav.

Saludos, Ernesto.

~Marlene~ on April 29, 2014

Haokmtu… Steve… and… Ernesto…

Thank you all so much for the great comments and the Likes with extra thanks, Ernesto, for the special Y*. I am very pleased & honored! Steve… I have heard of that model, but never seen it. Time to check it out, I guess!

Best wishes, Marlene

Luis Maderuelo on May 4, 2014

Impresionante. Antes de leer pensé que se trataba de un muy buen montaje; ahora veo que es aún mejor que eso. (F + L)


Petrasek1 on May 5, 2014

Beautiful view, super shot. L+F Greetings Peter

~Marlene~ on May 6, 2014

Luis… and… Peter…

Thank you both so much for the very nice comments and your visits. I am honored by your Likes & Y*s!

Best wishes, Marlene

kalina10 on December 5, 2014

Głębia wieżowcow- a stateczek malutki ! FL.
Pozdrowienia 🎅🎅🎅🎉🎉🎉🎄🎄🎄😄

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  • Uploaded on March 16, 2014
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    by ~Marlene~
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
    • Taken on 2014/03/15 14:48:58
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 6.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO160
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash