Posted by: rbbadger | March 26, 2009

National colours

One thing you will definitely notice about Korea, at least if you are here during a national holiday, is that the flag seems to be literally everywhere.  Luckily, it is a very impressive flag.  The Lotte Mart near my old school in Gwangju still flies this utterly enormous flag, much like the huge flags which Mexico favours.

Anyhow, I did try and capture a couple of flags in my recent travels.  Here is the national flag of Singapore flying outside of the Asian Civilisations Museum.


And here are the flags of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the People’s Republic of China on the Legislative Council building in Central Hong Kong.


Quite surprisingly, I did not see any flags flying in Japan, but perhaps the occasion is limited to state occasions.  I’m not sure.  Anyhow, I have never seen anything quite like the number of flags out on display at the Independence Hall of Korea in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do.  Not even the Washington Monument in D.C. can come close, I think.





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