The Stars and Stripes on my Walk [PHOTOS]
Its a beautiful day…and I’m going for a walk. With camera in hand, I decided that I would snap a photo of each American flag that I see! I’m inspired…as of today, we’re 30 days away from the Presidential Election!
For this photo project, I imposed a simple rule: If the flag was down a side street, I could not leave the main road to take the picture. For this reason, 3 flags that I saw on my walk get “honorable mention.” I could see them, but they were just too far away to show up in a publishable picture (even at extreme zoom).
The walk takes in two Central Jersey towns, and is 4 miles each way. All the pictures were taken on the walk out to my destination (the local superstore), not on the way back.
My front yard flag (above) starts the flag tour.
I felt that I would do pretty well, as I had 4 flag-flying pictures before I even left my own neighborhood!
No…not all the flag pictures that I took are included here…
I didn’t think that you’d scroll through that many pictures…and thats a good thing. That there were so many flags flying on my 4 mile (each way) walk!
Well-traveled roads in mainly residential areas were the route. And, yes, it included a heavily-travelled highway as well…
The police officer I talked with on the side of the highway reminded me to “be careful” on this part of my walk… Thank you! You take care, too, sir!
So…how many flags did I see along the walk…and take pictures of? Keep scrolling….
…the total number is at the bottom of the pictorial!
Almost there…my destination is just down the street!
This is the last flag on the walk. A mobile flag. If I had arrived a few minutes sooner or later, it might have been gone!
Remember when these flags were EVERYWHERE right after 9/11?
So, how many American Flags did I see on my walk? 55 that I documented digitally.
3 flags earned “honorable mention,” as they were too far away for a good picture.
TOTAL: 58 flags, on a 4 mile walk.
Thanks for all the uplifting pride and patriotism! Well done!
And, here’s my parting picture: