Updated: 13.42, 17 March
WHETHER IN IRELAND or abroad you may have seen some famous city landmarks being turned green in honour of St Patrick’s Day.
Tourism Ireland spent about €65,000 on greening more than 120 buildings and monuments worldwide, according to the Irish Times.
Sydney Opera House charged €8,000 to be lit up in 2014 – the most by any single venue.
The Times reports that the London Eye charged €6,500 to be illuminated. Other fees charged included €3,000 for the Sphinx and Pyramids in Egypt, €2,570 for South Africa’s Table Mountain, and €2,379 for the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy.
Meanwhile, the Office of Public Works paid €30,000 to turn Irish buildings green.
Some places taking part for the first time ever include the Colosseum in Rome, the Sacré Cœur basilica in Paris, and Nelson’s Column in London, as well as several buildings in Iceland:
Here’s a taster:
St. John’s, Newfoundland
Whistler, British Columbia
Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
The Great Wall of China
Even Disney got involved:
Hopefully all of these great pics have given Kermit some solace today:
Additional reporting by Órla Ryan
Originally published: 18.51, 16 March