This photo was taken outside one of the European Commission's administration buildings in Luxembourg. It occured to me that as the enlargement with ten new member states will take place on 1st May, we will soon have a lot of new flags flying outside our buildings. But for now, I can start with a simple test: Which country's flag is missing - of the current fifteen EU Member States? (It is only missing because I couldn't get them all in). I can give a hint: The flags are always arranged in the alphabetical order of the countries - in the respective language of each country. This is what is called the "ordre protocolaire des pays".
And I promise it is not on purpose that the Danish flag is in front - but it helps the colourbalance, I find (ha,ha).
Tech: I ran it through NeatImage to improve the sky, other than that cropping to get rid of distracting lampposts and corners of buildings.
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Eagle78 (1933) 2004-03-08 16:27
Hummmmm...i´m not sure, but i can tell you: Portugal is there ;)))) About the Danish one in front...if you choose the opositte angle you could see Portugal near the 1st ones, while Danmark would be the last, so...is only a matter of «perspective» if you know what i mean ;))))))
Nice work Per :)
pmario (62) 2004-03-08 16:28
good photograph but you forgot to reverse it.
I give you an explanation ... the french flag is Blue, White, Red ! It 's a joke ;o) nice picture.
jmaddocks (563) 2004-03-08 17:05
Hi Per. I'm sorry I don't know the answer to your question, but I do really like your photo! The flags look beautiful contrasted against the lovely blue sky, and it was very fortunate that you had a nice windy day. Well taken!
Rockyboy (20598) 2004-03-08 17:13
What I remark here, is that Belgium is missing and it is just my country! :(
However it is a nice perspective and the idea is good! Well done!
CVTJan (1244) 2004-03-09 2:10
Dear Per, I'm always attracted by flags. Here you got them very dynamically thanks to the wind. I can almost hear them banging flattering in the wind. Good colours and note! too :)
Jeppe (18654) 2004-03-09 4:44
Very nice work Per and realy an actuel note about the event wich going to happen soon. You did a good job in finding the best angle for the photo :-)
I need to update my knowledge of flags to find the answar of the question ;-) but thanks to Fred.
greg (2835) 2004-03-09 5:26
ok, so Fred got it. What I never noticed before is that the Dutch and Luxembourg flags are indistinguishable... at least not in your image. It's going to be a good year for flagpole manufacturers!
Spoony (3539) 2004-03-09 12:19
Yeh! They are all there! Very good idea. Nice jog Per.
Georges (11185) 2004-03-09 15:05
C'est bien pour ce qui est de la presentation.
Les teintes sont bien rendues et le passage a Net image ne se voit meme pas.
Bravo pour cette poste Per
mortijo (12828) 2004-03-11 10:01
Nice picture Per. Even whithout the Belgian colours it remains nice.
flip89 (3410) 2004-03-13 11:04
Very cool. A true TrekEarth moment. The clarity of the capture of the flags is extraordinary - even in the farthest EU flag. I love shots like this ... it brings me back to grade school days ... identifying countries and their respective flags.
roshangar (1682) 2004-04-01 2:58
It's great shot ,At first because of it's composition and flags combinations with the blue sky...then because it has a good idea for people communication in the world...or for the better world,with out fight!
Thermo (0) 2006-01-03 16:36
Not very nice of you to 'cut out' the Belgian flag! :( ;-)
xuaxo (6846) 2009-12-27 11:33
Better than this, only with more flags.
- Copyright: Per Hoj (hojper) (2832)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-03-01
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Olympus C-740 UZ
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): - Flags of the World -, 25 countries in Europe, Same subject - different photographer, Around the world, Flags / Bandeiras / Drapeaux - 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-03-08 16:21
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