Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Did these colors run?

No, it's supposed to look like that.

I saw this flag a number of times during Tour de France coverage the past couple years, and always thought it was a black and white American flag, which made me question the significance of such a flag.

Turns out it wasn't an American flag, but the flag of Brittany. You know Brittany — right across the channel from England, Hundred Years War, etc.

The Tour's first three days are in the Brittany region of France this year, thus an abundance of flag sightings. Designed in the 1920s, it was based on the U.S. and Greek flags, as both countries were seen as the beacons of freedom at that point, according to Wikipedia anyway.

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