22 July 2010

Skywatch Friday - Flying the flag

Not just any flag - this is the new "giant" South African flag at the Donkin Reserve, which is a striking new feature on the Port Elizabeth skyline.


The people at the base of the 45 metre high pole and flag, as seen from the the top of the Donkin lighthouse, give it perspective.


The flag, back lit by the midday sun looks quite amazing.



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9 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Awesome captures! Beautiful flag and perfect against those lovely skies! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Naquillity said...

great captures. but, it's the lighting behind the flag (last pic) that makes the flag stand strong. beautiful. have a great day.

EG Wow said...

Your flag is so distinctive! I love the way you've caught it flapping in the breeze.

Hilda said...

Huge is right! Love your last photo!

J Bar said...

Great shots.
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Caroline said...

That is beautiful! As a South African who can remember pre-1994 South Africa and what is was like to be ashamed of my country's flag, being proud of my "new SA" flag still makes me all emotional!

Firefly said...

We really have one of the most beautiful flags in the world. The new flag post is stunning new addition to the PE landscape. I had somebody comment to me the other day that they were so impressed to be able to see it all the way from Hobie Beach. Apparently its the biggest SA flag in the world.

Greyscale Territory said...

Wonderful photos! Especially love the backlit version, making the flag look quite magical! Incredible how tall that flag pole is!

Anna said...

Wow that is not just a flat, as you said. This thing is huge. Excellent captures, especially the one blocking a sun. Anna :)