The new Canadian Museum for Human Rights celebrates St. Patrick's Day by 'Going Green'! Its 'Tower of Hope', which normally lights up 'white' will 'glow green' on the eves of March 16 and 17. The CMHR joins iconic buildings all around the world in Tourism Ireland's "Global Greening" celebration. Other participating world iconic structures include the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sydney Opera House, the London Eye, South Africa's Table Mountain, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
"The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is one of eight Canadian landmarks to take advantage of this opportunity for global publicity and awareness as part of a massive campaign on traditional and social media" says Maureen Fitzhenry, the CMHR's media relations manager. The other Canadian locations are Niagara Falls, the Canadian Museum of Nature, Hotel de Ville de Montreal, Cabot Tower on Signal Hill, Whistler's Olympic resort, St. John's City Hall and Toronto City Hall.
As the 'luck of the Irish' would have it, Winnipeg is experiencing blizzard conditions today. That didn't stop me however from getting a few images. This evening, the ambiant light above the city had a very warm, 'otherworldly glow' to it!
Click on the 'main image' to see a few images of the 'Green Tower of Hope'.