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A flag must be clean and ironed!
15-MAR-2011 Bruna K.

A flag must be clean and ironed!

Torino (Italy)

Italy has a very long and rich history, an enormous amount of cultural heritage, but it’s a relatively very young country, it is only 150 years old (more or less 60 years older than me in all cases!)

On the 17th March, 1861 – after the wars against the Austrians and once Garibaldi’s expedition to Sicily was concluded – National Unity was proclaimed in Torino and the city became Italy’s first capital ( later the capital was moved to Florence and finally to Rome)

Since I live in Torino, where the unity of Italy was proclaimed in the national Parliament for the first time, I feel involved in this commemoration, even though I feel distant from the present political life of the country.

So I took out my Italian flag from a drawer, I ironed it carefully and then I hung it on my balcony.

It seems there are flags on nearly every balcony and windows in town, but I have not many opportunities to go downtown now, so I simply look at the centre of Torino from my balcony and I add my flag to the others.

Canon PowerShot SD950 IS
1/15s f/2.8 at 7.7mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Giuseppe Esposito26-Mar-2011 09:37
Grande Bruna.
Anch'io ho esposto la bandiera sul mio balcone e devo dire che qui a Trieste, dove ora vivo,
ce ne sono state tantissime esposte a finestre, balconi e negozi.
A breve posterò anch'io qualche foto che ho avuto modo di fare per le vie della città.
Complimenti e tanti auguri.
Sofia Solomennikova22-Mar-2011 12:55
What a wonderful way to celebrate this great day, I like a lot your pictures of the flag ironing and hanging. V
Stephanie15-Mar-2011 11:26
This is a wonderful commemoration of Torino's special day. Love the photos Bruna!! :)