The Friday Photos: Union Jacks

TimW
By TimW Last edited 78 months ago
The Friday Photos: Union Jacks
Covent Garden, by Stuart-Lee
Covent Garden, by Stuart-Lee
On the King's Road, by kcovophoto
On the King's Road, by kcovophoto
Through the sun and leaves, by Darren Lehane
Through the sun and leaves, by Darren Lehane
Car-based kitsch, by surreydweller
Car-based kitsch, by surreydweller
Patriotic doorway in Covent Garden, by Tezzer57
Patriotic doorway in Covent Garden, by Tezzer57
Drag Queens in Trafalgar Square, by kenjonbro
Drag Queens in Trafalgar Square, by kenjonbro
Nice shot taken during the Queen's visit to Greenwich in April, by Mikepaws
Nice shot taken during the Queen's visit to Greenwich in April, by Mikepaws
Patriotic egg, by snaphappysal
Patriotic egg, by snaphappysal
Scrapyard Union Jack, by Magic Pea
Scrapyard Union Jack, by Magic Pea
Anyone know where this fragmented Jack is?, by Massimo Usai
Anyone know where this fragmented Jack is?, by Massimo Usai
Victoria Station, by cooliceblue
Victoria Station, by cooliceblue

It may not be around much longer. If our Scottish cousins decide to go it alone in 2014, the Union Jack will lose one of its core constituent parts, the St Andrew's Cross.

So all the more reason to celebrate the British flag this weekend — if you're not a republican that is. Our strange, asymmetrical, oddly striking national colours will no doubt feature heavily in bunting- and dressing up-related celebration.

And as this selection demonstrates, the red, white and blue concoction photographs rather well. From eggs and walls to fluttering bunting, the Union Jack can look grand — beautiful even — as well as kitsch.

With thanks to Londonist Flick pool contributors: Tezzer57, cooliceblue, Darren Lehane, Stuart-Lee, kcovophoto, surreydweller, Mikepaws, Magic Pea, kenjonbro, snaphappysal and Massimo Usai.

Last Updated 01 June 2012