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.

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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.

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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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