Friday, June 26, 2009

PhotoHunt - Flags



This week's PhotoHunt assignment: FLAGS

The City of Portland flag. According to the City's website:
Green symbolizes Oregon’s forests, which surround Portland. The intersecting vertical and horizontal blue stripes represent the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, with the central white star (technically, a “hypocycloid”) signifying Portland at their confluence. The yellow stripes symbolize the harvest of golden yellow grain (Portland is a major exporter of wheat) and the gold of commerce. The white stripes are merely decorative. The offset cross is not intended to resemble a Scandinavian cross.



9 comments:

kaye said...

nice shot, my photo hunt is here Thanks for stopping by!

Clara said...

I like you flag picture. Thanks for sharing the symbolism, too. My photo hunt flag is here.

lissa said...

great photo & perspective

srp said...

I wonder if we have a city flag! Never thought about that before. My flags are here.

Claudia said...

Lovely photo. My daughter lies in Portland.

Claudia said...

Actually, my daughter lives in Portland. She says those flags are everywhere.

Tara R. said...

A beautiful city flag. Thanks for including the explanation of it's many elements. Very interesting.

Teena in Toronto said...

Nice shot!

I played too :)

Rambling Woods said...

That is beautiful..love the colors..

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