Flashback Friday: St. Patrick’s Day, Philly

 

I posted these photos, and others, last year. But I wanted to post them again in celebration. But not really in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day – rather, I’m celebrating the one year anniversary of my trip to Philadelphia. The first time I’ve ever visited a major city by myself AND truly enjoyed it. I did all sorts of interesting things, perhaps none more “in the moment” than following a group of boisterous twenty-somethings who were all decked out for St. Patrick’s Day on a Sunday morning. I didn’t know where they were going, but I was curious and had my camera. The next two hours were spent happily observing and photographing the parade as groups lined up, dignitaries glad-handed (yes, I was mere feet from both a governor and a cardinal, whom I recognized from scandal-related stories and photos in the Sunday paper that morning)… and cute guys in kilts did…whatever!