connollyg wrote:Flags normally have an obvious top so that they always get hung the right way up, but most people don't seem to even know that the Union Flag (aka Union Jack) is not symetrical and has a right and wrong way to be hung (Broad white diagonal on the top nearest the pole).
Now the flags on the podium are hung as a banner, so are there rules in how flags should be hung in this way. Is the logical top of the pole to the left or to the right?
In this picture of the podium in Australia the Union Flag is hung one way and the German and the Russian flag the other, So is this dissing the Union Jack or the German and Russian Flags?
Sorry couldnt work how to put in the image
feynman wrote:I always enjoy seeing animations that show the European borders ebb, flow and twist over 2000 years. How late the German city states snap into a country. The utter impermanence of supposedly fixed and intransigent borders. Contrast it with how tightly some try to cling to those imaginary lines drawn on maps, as if they have always been there, as if they actually exist in the real world as opposed to only in people's minds.
Pandamasque wrote:I refuse to root for vodaphonies and fizzy drinks.
Just_a_fan wrote:[And I'd rather they showed country flags rather than sponsor flags, that's for sure, even if for no other reason than motor racing started out as a nation-against-nation type of event. It's part of F1 history, you see.
raymondu999 wrote:So if I'm understanding you right, it's more like the US and it's states? Except this is only 3 different entities?
bot6 wrote:OK this is turning into a political thread, can somebody please lock this?
It's just not the place for that kind of discourse.
Just_a_fan wrote:And I'd rather they showed country flags rather than sponsor flags, that's for sure, even if for no other reason than motor racing started out as a nation-against-nation type of event. It's part of F1 history, you see.
connollyg wrote:So from your picture the "Top of the Pole" is to the right? and if that is the standard way that means the Aussies got it wrong!
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