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Burning flag

Wherever I travel, I love taking pictures of flags. They way a country choses to display their flag, as well as people’s atitude towards it, tells a lot about the country’s culture and society.

In some countries like Germany or Spain, gratuitous displays of the flag are often frowned upon (with the notable exception of sports events). Other European countries like the Netherlands have a more ambivalent and pragmatical attitude towards the flag. Finally, some countries like the US pride themselves on displaying their flag as often as possible, often in the most unexpected places!

This particular flag is the one in display in Liberty Island, right by the Statue of Liberty. A humungous flag, that can only wave thanks to the strong winds coming from the ocean. I loved the view of the sun right behind the flag, that made for some lovely textures and sharp contrasts.

Do you believe that in your country there are some strong feelings about your flag? Let me know in the comments!