Photo Hunt #44: Flags

After two weeks of being away from Photo Hunt, I am back with my find for the theme FLAGS.
A series of images I took of flags and other sights at the UN headquarters in NYC. On the first image, the building was too big, my point and shoot couldn't handle the size. I shot the first image while standing on the steps here on the second image.

I was leaning against the banister when I took the shot of the building seen on the first image. Then I realized that the iron work was so pretty with the pink blossoms in the background and that the shadow it cast was just as beautiful. You can see some flags in the background.


American Flags. We came from up there after walking a few blocks from Grand Central Station to reach UN headquarters. As you can see, it was all blue skies.
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Comments

  1. Great series of shots! And the pink flowers are lovely :) Happy photo hunting, and thank you for stopping by!

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  2. These are all wonderful shots for the flag theme. I still can't get over what great weather you had in NY. The sun must have come out just for you.

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  3. lovely. The third one is my favourite.

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  4. Lovely shots!
    Welcome back to PH.

    Happy weekend.

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  5. I lived in the US for over 10 years and admired the way Americans felt about their flag. Nice shots.

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  6. Great shots. The erals star for me is the blossom! Happy weekend

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  7. Great photos for this week. :) Have a good weekend!

    http://lesliesmyers.blogspot.com/2009/06/photohunt-flag-cmon-aussie-cmon.html

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  8. reminds me of what you see in Switzerland too...

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  9. The UN is only a few blocks away from where I work. Funny, but this is one place I haven't had the chance to visit in all my years here. I hope to do so in the near future.

    Very beautiful pics. :)

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  10. Beautiful shots! I've actually visited the Grand Central Station and the UN Headquarters. Very nice.

    My flags are up too!
    Happy PH,
    Cindy O

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  11. Fabulous photos Photo Cache. My first thought for this theme was thinking about the UN buidling in NYC and wondering why I have never photographed those flags when I have been there.

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  12. You went to the right place to find flags!

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  13. great shots! one NYC landmark that i missed when i visited was the UN HQ. maybe next time.:P

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  14. There were many flags. I have a hard time picking my country's. :P

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  15. lovely set of photos. but i really like the first one as buildings were refeliected on the UN HQ

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  16. You were in the right place to find flags!

    I love the shadow in the second photo.

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  17. A fine series of "flag" pictures including the wrought iron that is so attractive. An effective group of pictures.

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  18. Love this series of yours Maria. Flags are a very interesting subject and came symbolise so much.
    Have a great weekend:)

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  19. Wonderful collection of images. I love that "swords to plowshares" quote.

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  20. love the iron stair rails and the blossoms

    thanks for your visit

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  21. I love the flags there and your shots are so beautiful.. it really was clear that day. However, as to the United Nations itself... it is the most useless, ineffective and corrupt entity there is and I wish we didn't have to spend our much needed tax dollars to support it and give it free space in NY.
    My flags are here.

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  22. that is a very strong statement from srp. but sometimes it leads me to thinking the same thoughts.

    welcome back to PH! :-)

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  23. Those are lovely shots of the UN headquarters. It's nice to see different kinds of flags.

    I wasn't able to join PH this week because I went out with the family. I will make it up on the next one.

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  24. Beautiful shots of the headquarters building. That second photo is lovely and the last one with the blue sky as background is especially striking.

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  25. seeing perfectly blue skies is a photographer's dream...it's rare sight here in pinas...

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  26. You're teasing us with all the flags!

    I played too :)

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  27. great! this post actually led me to reading more about the united nations. i didnt know that the leader is a korean.

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  28. I can't think of a better location for flags than the UN headquarters, Maria!

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  29. I've been absent in photo hunting for two weeks already. I hope to rejoin this weekend. Have a great day!

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