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Australian landmarks go green for St Patrick’s Day

Parades around the world may have been cancelled, but that hasn’t stopped landmarks and buildings, near and far, from marking St Patrick’s Day.

From Brussels to Buenos Aires, Stockholm to San Francisco, a host of buildings and sites around the world turned a shade of green to mark Ireland’s national day on 17 March.

Madison Square Garden in New York, the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, Caerphilly Castle in South Wales and even the Smurf Statue in Brussels joined Tourism Ireland’s ‘Global Greening’ initiative for the first time in 2020.

They were joined by old favourites, which have gone green in previous years, including the London Eye, Burj al Arab, Niagara Falls, the ‘Welcome’ sign in Las Vegas and the Chain Bridge in Budapest.

In addition, a multitude of locations across Australia joined in to mark St Patrick’s Day, with The Big Banana, Town Hall Sydney, the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel and Adelaide Oval among them.

For those who had to say “cheers” from home, as the world continues to fight the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), here are some of the best St Patrick’s Day greenings of the year:

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
The Big Banana Fun Park, Coffs Harbour
Elizabeth Quay, Perth
Council House, Perth
Flinders Street Station, Melbourne
Sky Ribbon, Perth
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Australian Greenings List for 17 March 2020:

  • The Big Banana, Coffs Harbour
  • Town Hall Sydney
  • City Hall Clock Tower, Newcastle
  • Grain Corp Silos, Newcastle
  • Optus Stadium, Perth
  • Matagarup Bridge, East Perth
  • Mount Street Bridge, Perth
  • Sky Ribbon, Perth Airport
  • Council House, Perth
  • Trafalgar Bridge, Perth
  • Perth Bell Tower
  • Elizabeth Quay, Perth
  • Yagan Square, Perth
  • Crown Perth
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
  • Flinders Street Station
  • Adelaide Oval
  • Story Bridge, Brisbane
  • Victoria Bridge, Brisbane
  • Reddacliff Place sculptures: Donna Marcus Steam 2006, Brisbane
  • Tropical Dome, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
  • Brisbane City Hall
  • King George Square, Brisbane
  • Sandgate Town Hall, Brisbane
  • Embassy of Ireland, Canberra
  • Royal Australian Mint, Canberra
  • Telstra Tower, Canberra.

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