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Saint Patrick’s Day parade

Last sunday was Montreal’s 191st Saint Patrick’s Day Parade – the oldest in Canada. The weather was similar to last year…sunny, but freezing cold, unlike in 2012 when it was almost summer-like.

I was a bit late getting down to Saint Catherine street where the parade began at 12pm on the corner of Fort street in the west and ended at Phillips square.

Like previous years, the parade lasted around 3 hours. I had planned to take more pictures than I did – and it wasn’t due to having a Guinness drenched brunch – more the pity 😉

Here’s a selection of those that I did manage to take, before heading home to defrost – Guinness has many benefits 😉

Saint Patrick's Parade passes Christ Church Cathedral

Saint Patrick’s Parade passes Christ Church Cathedral
ISO 100 – 85mm – f5.6 – 1/640 sec


These people were fortunate to be able to enjoy the parade from the warmth of their apartment.

Enjoying the parade but keeping warm

Enjoying the parade but keeping warm
ISO 100 – 270mm – f8 – 1/250 sec

Montreal’s Mayor, Denis Coderre, was looking the part in the viewing marquee.

Denis Coderre at the St Patrick's parade

Denis Coderre at the St Patrick’s parade
ISO 100 – 210mm – f6.3 – 1/50 sec

These mannequin’s did not appear to be ammused by the parade…

Mannequins were not amused

Mannequins were not amused
ISO 100 – 125mm – f6.3 – 1/400 sec

Irish for a day

Irish for a day
ISO 100 – 86mm – f6.3 – 1/100 sec


Horses wearing hats

Horses wearing hats
ISO 100 – 70mm – f6.3 – 1/400 sec

Matching Irish ponchos

Matching Irish ponchos
ISO 100 – 112mm – f8 – 1/60 sec

I’ve been looking to buy a hat recently and like the one this guy is wearing, but not sure what the style name is (seems to be a cross between a Fedora and a Homburg)…anyone know?

Saint Patrick's parade participant

Saint Patrick’s parade participant
ISO 100 – 125mm – f6.3 – 1/50 sec


At least with so much snow still around, there were some new vantage points to be found along the parade route.

Snow bank grandstand

Snow bank grandstand
ISO 100 – 82mm – f6.3 – 1/800 sec


Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.


– Martin

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