Vierkleur by busi2ness ()
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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.
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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 ... http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/za_old.html. Nice capture Piet! Thanks for sharing.
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.