Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Paddy's Day 2010, XI

New Haven, CT

This year's St. Patrick's Day celebration in New Haven was low-key compared to last year. The weather certainly had something to do with the small crowds and subdued mood, but there was another reason. The police had launched a high-profile publicity campaign promising to enforce a strict zero-tolerance policy regarding public drinking. Take a look at my pictures from last year's celebrations in several Connecticut cities, starting here, and you'll understand what a sea-change that represents. The rowdy celebration is such a tradition I wondered if there would be resistance or protest, but saw no sign of it. The bars were all open, but the coolers and cases were gone and almost nobody ventured onto the sidewalk with an alcoholic beverage in hand.

Paddy's Day 2010, X

New Haven, CT

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Paddy's Day 2010, VIII

New Haven, CT

The rain got worse as the 1:00 PM parade start time came closer.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Paddy's Day 2010, VI

New Haven, CT

It was even more stormy on Sunday for the New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Paddy's Day 2010, V

Hartford, CT

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Paddy's Day 2010, I

Hartford, Connecticut

Ironworkers Local 15.

It was cold, windy, and raining but the sidewalks in downtown Hartford were still packed with people.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Members Show II

Washington Depot, CT

Members Show

Washington Depot, CT

When a non-profit small town art association holds a members show with a ten dollar entry fee, all are welcome. So the walls get packed with work, and the rooms at the opening get pretty full too. More later.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010