Emerald Cities: On St Patrick’s Day the world turns green

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A brilliant idea from Tourism Ireland – drench the world’s most prominent landmarks in green on March 17.

A brilliant idea from Tourism Ireland – drench the world’s most prominent landmarks in green on March 17. Let them act as a beacon to prospective visitors and a “candle in the window” for the Irish (and those of Irish descent) scattered throughout the world.

This year, the landmarks going green include the Sydney Opera House and Sky Tower in New Zealand, Niagara Falls (our featured image, above) on the American and Canadian sides, Burj al Arab in Dubai and Table Mountain in South Africa.

The Empire State Building in New York, the Leaning Tower of Pisa,  the TV Tower in Berlin, the Burg Theatre in Vienna and the Prince’s Palace in Monaco will also light up.

The Sydney Opera House goes green for St. Patrick's Day
The Sydney Opera House, Australia
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Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand
Sky Tower, Auckland, New Zealand
Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa
Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa
Burj al Arab hotel, Dubai, UAE
Burj al Arab hotel, Dubai, UAE
City Hall, San Francisco, California, USA
City Hall, San Francisco, California
Coit Tower in San Francisco, California, USA
Coit Tower in San Francisco, California
The Prince’s Palace in Monaco
The Prince’s Palace in Monaco
The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
TV Tower in Berlin’s Alexanderplatz, Germany
TV Tower in Berlin’s Alexanderplatz, Germany
The Clyde Auditorium - Armadillo - Glasgow, Scotland
The Clyde Auditorium – Armadillo – Glasgow, Scotland

New on the list for 2013, what these landmarks will look like on March 17

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The "greened" Sphinx and Pyramids, Egypt
The “greened” Sphinx and Pyramids, Egypt
Little Mermaid, Copenhagen, Denmark
Little Mermaid, Copenhagen, Denmark
The iconic "Welcome" sign in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The iconic “Welcome” sign in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

There’s a rumour that Buckingham Palace is on the list too!

(Thanks to Tourism Ireland for all these superb images)

Emerald Cities: On St Patrick’s Day the world turns green was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Oonagh Shiel
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