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The Boer community in South Africa proudly commemorated the 150th birthday of the "Vierkleur" (quad colored) flag on Saturday. The colors of Dutch heritage (orange, white & blue) still evident in the red, white and blue. Gun salutes were fired and as the smoke cleared the flag was hailed. Characteristically a lot of fun was had and people wore traditional attire and a number brought along their horses and joined in  a parade.

The young ladies had me mighty proud but they also served as a stark reminder of the times they and the moms had to bear the brunt of wars in the past. I hope you enjoy a glimpse of something unique South African.

Thanks for visits and comments on "Old wide mouth":

January 10, 2007
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Jan 10, 2007 11:54:55 am
Great rendition of your holiday... the old with the new (coloured flag).

by Janalene Homepage »

Jan 10, 2007 12:16:05 pm
That must've been some experience!!! Gee, but the vierkleur were flying in SA a loooonng time ago!! WAY before my time!! Lovely selective colouring enhancing the subject!! 8;o)

by st_fish Homepage »

Jan 10, 2007 12:18:52 pm
Oranje Blanje Blue !! Collors of the Dutch Republic and the VOC.

Great to remember it like this. We now have the Red White Blue too (since 1936), we add the Orange when we celebrate the Monarchy !

Thanks for this photo.. impressive

by efron_241 Homepage »

Jan 10, 2007 12:31:36 pm
Great shot. Really excellant colors.

by Rebelsoul Homepage »

Jan 10, 2007 12:36:44 pm
excellent insight into the History od SA well done Piet

by kelvinhughes Homepage »

Jan 10, 2007 1:10:51 pm
Nice to know that we have vexillologists at RR!!! LOL Interesting presentation of old and new like Janalene mentioned. If you look at SA's previous flag, there was a small 4-coloured flag too. Here is a link and some history about the previous South African flag ...

Nice capture Piet! Thanks for sharing.

by antong Homepage »

Jan 10, 2007 1:25:57 pm
Excellent capture and beautiful selective coloring. Superb!!

by Hendesse Online Now!   Homepage »

Jan 10, 2007 2:34:40 pm
This must have been one of those moments when the heart wells with pride and the spirit soars. I love the selective coloring and the sepia effect. You will eventually cause me to go find a book on more of your history and culture there. I am really quite ignorant of either. Very rich photo.

by MrsLubner Homepage »

Jan 10, 2007 2:39:54 pm
Love the selective coloring too! Great image!!! Bravo!!!

by Loloe Homepage »

Jan 10, 2007 3:05:51 pm
Yes like PJ I have become even more interested in learning more about Africa. My heart beat quickens when I see the incredible pictures you share. Love your presentation on this one. I have one in my gallery similar. Take care:0)bonita

by drag Homepage »

Jan 10, 2007 3:17:45 pm
^WOW, i am impressed. superb work on colours ! this would be a great poster ! most excellent presented ! °°°°°°° #:O) ^^^^^^^^^^^^

by logiloglu Homepage »

Jan 10, 2007 3:18:57 pm
Excellent conversion to sepia + selective coloring !
People like you, Oom Piet really make me love South Africa and dream to visit the country one day...

by GiMi53 Homepage »

Jan 10, 2007 3:19:23 pm
Great piece here :-))

by amirapsp Homepage »

Jan 10, 2007 3:23:17 pm
Wowwwww, excellent picture and very nice composition of color !!! Fantastic !!! Good day and hugs (you can explain me the code html for insert a image with links, like in your commentary here? Thanks) :)

by Valerie-Ducom Homepage »

Jan 10, 2007 3:36:55 pm
Fascinating shot Piet. Nice touch a colored flag and a two tone conbination. Thanks for the info too!

by babuci Homepage »

Jan 10, 2007 3:52:55 pm
Good idea the sepia tones for this one, seems a historical shot. I love the flag in this way, it seems in 3D. An interesting commemoration. Have a nice evening my friend. Hugs

by nathalie06 Homepage »

Jan 10, 2007 3:53:00 pm
Superb capture, Oom Piet. Stunning presentation! It is good to remember, to hear the silent voices of the past. Hugs. Di.

by rainbows Homepage »

Jan 10, 2007 3:56:00 pm
Full of history this pic ! Great the tonal colour.

by Cosme..D..Churruca Homepage »

Jan 10, 2007 3:56:27 pm
Beautiful, great presentation as always, really draws one´s eyes straight to the flag.

by _Guffi_ Homepage »

Jan 10, 2007 4:10:00 pm
What a wonderful capture of history! Outstanding image !!!

by Valentin Homepage »

Jan 10, 2007 4:23:20 pm
Hi Piet, nice shot and the sepia tones look great and contrast well with the flag. Thanks for the historical info too, we have lots to learn about each others countries!! Cheers from Louise xxx

by LouLouBell Homepage »

Jan 10, 2007 4:24:33 pm
I just love learning history of other cultures...thank you for sharing....beautiful capture

by shahlaa Homepage »

Jan 10, 2007 5:10:16 pm
What a brilliant presentation! I love the blending of old and new as shown by the bright colors against the sepia tones! Excellent job to commemorate this event. :0)

by odie Homepage »

Jan 10, 2007 5:44:57 pm
I love how the flag just pops Piet. Love the horses, ;), excellent!

by 1010 Homepage »

Jan 10, 2007 5:46:40 pm
Fabulous presentation of days gone by. Although you took it last weekend, it reminds me of the fifties for some reason. Great tone and I like the selective coloring. Neat capture for sure, and thanks for the info that went along with it!!!

by Biffowitz Homepage »


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