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#446660 - Sun Nov 09 2008 04:40 AM This week's theme is 'Flags'
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'Flags' is a suggestion by Spanishliz.
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#446661 - Sun Nov 09 2008 11:17 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Flags'
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A couple of flags. I'm not sure what flag this is...

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#446662 - Mon Nov 10 2008 02:02 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Flags'
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The flag in the rear is called A Civil Ensign. According to Wiki 'A civil ensign (usage symbol ) is worn by merchant and pleasure vessels.'
And what a pleasant looking pleasure vessel that is.
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#446663 - Mon Nov 10 2008 08:04 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Flags'
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... as well, and i'm not sure if every country is the same; but the two pennants higher up from the stern would be the port of origin of the ship and the port visited (a courtesy).
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#446664 - Mon Nov 10 2008 08:44 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Flags'
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The red, white, and blue flag up high is the Panamanian flag (port visited). The flag on the stern has some British connection (one of the Carribean Islands, maybe)

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#446665 - Mon Nov 10 2008 09:31 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Flags'
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Bermuda has a defaced red ensign as its national flag, and several Caribbean countries have defaced blue ensigns. Maritime ensigns often differ from national flags, so it is probably a Caribbean country.
These flags are the regimental colours of Col. John Hampden's Regiment which is a parliamentary regiment of the English Civil War Society, to which I belong.
The plain flag is the regimental standard, and the defaced flag, with the crescent moons, is the C.O.'s personal flag.



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#446666 - Mon Nov 10 2008 01:36 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Flags'
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I cn't believe some of you know about flags on boats!

Trip to town yesterday and this is the best I can come up with - it's the police station and the only building in town with flags on it. Australian flag on the left and Aboriginal flag on the right.


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#446667 - Mon Nov 10 2008 03:39 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Flags'
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Interesting Photos. This is a photo off the back of our cruise ship the Sun Princess. We had just passed under the Bridge of the Americas as we entered the Panama Canal.




I believe Princess Ships are registered in Burmuda.


Edited by argus9 (Mon Nov 10 2008 03:42 PM)
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#446668 - Mon Nov 10 2008 04:20 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Flags'
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Great shot of the Bridge of the Americas. Been over and under it more times than I can count. That is my hometown!! If I can find it, I'll post a pic I took when they were putting the last beam in place.

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#446669 - Mon Nov 10 2008 05:52 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Flags'
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Here's a whole bunch of flags flying on the ramparts of the old town of Concarneau, not far from where I live.

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#446670 - Mon Nov 10 2008 07:46 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Flags'
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That's lovely Argus - what is the haze/smoke/steam coming from the top of the bridge?

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#446671 - Mon Nov 10 2008 10:16 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Flags'
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Great flags. Your regimental flags are beautiful, silky bhs. These flags are at the entrance to a park in the downtown of the city i live in. Has something to do with a "league of nations" thing there. I don't recognize many of them, there's the Canadian Maple Leaf flag of course, and beside it the Scottish Royal Lion Rampart. I think I see Italy, and Denmark. What do you see (besides the fact that it wasn't a very windy day, like it usually is ?)

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#446672 - Mon Nov 10 2008 10:51 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Flags'
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Hmm, red and blue on the left could be Norway, I think the one with the checkerboard shield is Croatia. Blue and white stripes may be Greece. So hard to tell with it not being very windy

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#446673 - Mon Nov 10 2008 10:57 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Flags'
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At first glance one would think that this is the Union Jack (or Union Flag), but it isn't the modern one. It is flying beside a monument to the United Empire Loyalists (people who remained loyal to the crown during the American Revolution, and moved north to Canada) who originally settled this area and is the version that was in use until 1801.


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#446674 - Tue Nov 11 2008 12:13 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Flags'
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Some of my dearest friends are here at FT and I have had the luck to meet three of them in their own home countries. I get a flag when I go and here they are on my shelf, to remind me. One of them remains as yet unvisited, but I will make it one day.
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#446675 - Tue Nov 11 2008 06:45 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Flags'
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Your regimental flags are beautiful, silky bhs. These flags are at the entrance to a park in the downtown of the city i live in. Has something to do with a "league of nations" thing there. I don't recognize many of them, there's the Canadian Maple Leaf flag of course, and beside it the Scottish Royal Lion Rampart. I think I see Italy, and Denmark. What do you see (besides the fact that it wasn't a very windy day, like it usually is ?)




The regimental flags image is mine I think. bhs's is the boat flags; not that I mind, just keeping the record straight
Norway and Croatia are correctly identified by spanishliz. I also see the German (black, red, gold), Japan (red circle on white feld, Sweden (yellow cross on deep blue field), Finland (blue cross on white field), which is just behind the flag of either Australia or New Zealand.
I've published an album of over 70 Flying Flags which should help to identify some you may see.

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#446676 - Tue Nov 11 2008 10:38 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Flags'
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That's lovely Argus - what is the haze/smoke/steam coming from the top of the bridge?




I believe that's smoke from the ship's smokestack Copago. It does look like it's over the bridge though doesn't it? Just a trick of the light I guess.
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#446677 - Wed Nov 12 2008 01:35 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Flags'
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My apologies piquero, when its late i dont pay attention as i should ... sometimes names run together in my lazy mind and that's no excuse. You have identified a good deal of them along with spanish liz. You have good eyes with so little to go with. Thank you!
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#446678 - Thu Nov 13 2008 04:18 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Flags'
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Here we have the American flag flying from their embassy in Berlin. As you can see, the security is pretty tight!

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#446679 - Fri Nov 14 2008 12:08 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Flags'
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I've waited all week for the wind to pick up and "fly" the flag. This is the view from my office window. The purple row of seats is 5,280 feet above sea level.



Edited by Tredici (Fri Nov 14 2008 12:25 AM)

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#446680 - Fri Nov 14 2008 02:03 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Flags'
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Is that Mile High Tredici?
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#446681 - Fri Nov 14 2008 10:19 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Flags'
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Lady 1 - Mile High is the football stadium home of the Denver Broncos. The above is Coors Field which hosts our baseball team, the Colorado Rockies.

We are very fortunate as both are beautiful venues for sportsfans.

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#446682 - Fri Nov 14 2008 10:27 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Flags'
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You have quite a bit of a commute each day, don't you Tredici?
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#446683 - Fri Nov 14 2008 10:28 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Flags'
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Yes. About an hour each way.

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#446684 - Fri Nov 14 2008 10:54 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Flags'
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I have been waiting for the sun all week, but it ain't gonna happen! Dull, dull, dull. But the wind obliged today, so here is the flag on the town hall.

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