One thing I like here are the flags you see everywhere. Most towns and all cities have the Korean flag flying from every lamp post. They’re not secured (I checked!), just placed in holders on each lamp post – usually two per post.
I like this for several reasons:
1) They’re nice flags. Quite pretty and bright.
2) People obviously like them, or they’d get nicked and vandalised.
3) The people in charge aren’t afraid to show it, but there doesn’t seem to be anything sinister in it.
I’ve had plenty of time to consider this whilst riding today. I tried to remember the last time I saw Union Jacks flying in England. It would probably be 1977 for the Queen’s silver jubilee. I’ve certainly not seen one for a very long time.
Granted you do see the English flag now and then, usually on churches for St. George’s day or pubs during football tournaments. But they’re soon taken down again. The only flags I recall seeing in England recently are the Nishan Sahibs outside Sikh temples.
Funny really. They’re just arbitrary designs on cloth that swing in the breeze, but people do get worked up about them! Even bike clubs have them. Maybe I should design my own and fly it from the bike??