Friday, March 17, 2017

Saint Patrick

I have one final day of St. Patrick's parade shots, and it's fitting to end on the day itself. Also have a peek over at my writer's blog, where I've got a St. Pats image post scheduled to go live when this one goes with my own warped sense of humour.


Crossing under the 417, Bank Street comes into the Glebe, and the rest of these shots reflect that area, around the underpass and south of it. That includes St. Patrick himself, who decided to wear shades for the occasion.

21 comments:

  1. Love your photos and humour, William. :)

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  2. I love that truck in the first shot!

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  3. love the old car, the horses and the gigantic cross. Happy St. Patrick's Day to u!! r u Irish? I am. neat-O!! ( ;

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  4. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, William. Are you wearing green today?

    Janis
    GDP

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  5. @Linda: thanks!

    @Kay: me too.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Beth: I am unfortunately not Irish.

    @Janis: I am wearing a green t-shirt today.

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  6. I just today realized that our St. Patty's Day parade was held last weekend. :-(

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  7. Looking at the photos here and in the previous post, it seems that this was a very low-key parade event. Were there a lot of by-standers?

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  8. Super series of St. Patrick's day photos William, I especially like the travel mode in the fourth shot 😊
    Btw I'm not sure if you've noticed but since you changed to your new header shot the words and images are all squashed to one side of the page, which is a shame because it makes them much smaller. I'm sure I'm not the only one who enjoys seeing your gorgeous images a bit bigger 😊

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  9. ...looks as though the cold day cut down on the number of on-lookers. Happy St Patty's Day.

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  10. A wonderful event, you made lots of great photos William!

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  11. @Revrunner: ah, darn!

    @Beatrice: it was cold, but at the same time, I tended to photograph where there were gaps in onlookers.

    @Grace: I know. I've been trying to fix it and center things since the switchover- the previous headers have always been centered and reasonably smaller, so the text has always been the same way instead of over to one side. I don't know what the problem is, but I'll keep at it. If I have to remove the header at this point, I'll do it, but I'd prefer not to.

    @Tom: it did seem to have an impact on crowds, though I suspect there were more further south in the Glebe.

    @Marleen: thanks!

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  12. I still can't believe how empty the streets are of people.

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  13. You certainly found the quiet spots to take your pics! Good to end with the man himself!

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  14. Beautiful vintage car in photo #6. Happy St Patrick's Day!

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  15. It looks like it was a cold day by the looks of some of the people wearing heavy coats. Probably better to be walking to stay warm rather than riding. We had rain and wind during our parade today. I'll be posting some of those this weekend.

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  16. Loved the old car. I'm glad I'll never have to ride in one like that again; especially in the winter time with my father smoking a cigar.

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  17. Always love marching bagpipers!

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  18. @Sharon: it was a cold day, so that kept numbers down.

    @RedPat: I figured that was an appropriate end.

    @Klara: thanks!

    @Bill: I was glad I was able to photograph with gloves on.

    @Mari: that old car really caught my eye.

    @Kate: me too.

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  19. Lovely to see your photo's.
    It can't be easy to play bagpipes while marching/walking

    All the best Jan

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  20. We had a parade here, too...I think.

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