St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago

St. Patrick’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays and with Chicago being one of my favorite cities, it’s perfect that the two go hand in hand. Even though St. Patrick’s Day has already passed this year, I am sharing my photos and the amazing experience I had in downtown Chicago on St. Patrick’s Day.

My photos seem to tell the story better: a lot of people know that the Chicago river is dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day and you may have even seen pictures of it before, but it is nothing like seeing it in person. The water really is that green! No need for filters. Below I’ve included some of the many photos I took of the Chicago river.

img_0220Above, the beautiful Marina Towers with the bright green river flowing below them.
It was such a bright and sunny day.img_0222Below is another great example of just how green the water really is. img_0221Below, a full shot of the Marina Towers with just a sliver of green river beneath them. img_0217Below, the bright sun reflecting off the buildings and making the green of the river look even brighter.  img_0216img_0218Above, I thought the white tops of the lamp posts contrasted nicely with the bright green of the river.
Below, people gathered on top of the bridge. I made my way up onto that bridge as well, which is where some of the above photos were taken from.img_0219Of course, my Chicago blog would not be complete if I didn’t show a great photo of the Bean sculpture (or Cloud as it is officially named). The Bean is one of my favorite works of art. Photo below.IMG_9079If you are looking for a great place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or are just wanting to visit a great city, look no further than beautiful Chicago. It has so much to offer and so many places to visit. This is just a tiny snapshot into how wonderful Chicago is.  img_0224