Posted on May 4th, 2021

Your Imagery Work Break – 2021 St. Patty’s Weekend in Chicago

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Here is the States, May is always a glorious month as it is the unofficial start of summer! So in honor of that, you definitely need to get outside for a quick work break – but before you head out, take a few moments to gander this 50-cm Pléiades 1 image collected over downtown Chicago on March 13, 2021. And sure, you might be asking yourself, “What is so special about a March image over Chicago?”, well this was no ordinary day as it was the official city celebration of St. Patrick’s Day! Since 1858, Chicago has hosted one of the world’s largest St. Patty’s parties with a huge parade that marches up Columbus Drive through downtown. Always celebrated on a Saturday before the official holiday (unless of course it falls on Saturday), the parade was of course canceled this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, but that did not stop the city from its other very cool tradition of dyeing the Chicago River green! And of course, this 50-cm Pléiades 1 image captures the 100-pounds of Kelly green dye right at its peak coloring – so sit back and enjoy. Anyone for a trip to Chicago next March for the hopeful return of the parade and the rest of the St. Patty’s madness?!

Have a great rest of your workday!

(Image Courtesy: Airbus Defense and Space. Processed by Apollo Mapping for improved color accuracy and clarity.)

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