The Red & White Danish Flag

Oh, a flag,” my cousin says as she skypes me views around her house, “We’re very proud of our flag – you’ll see it everywhere.”

That is so true. In Copenhagen, Denmark the red and white Danish flags are everywhere. 
Danish flags and the colourful houses of Nyhavn in Copenhagen, DenmarkThese ladies were celebrating the 50th birthday of the Crown Prince, all of them waving red Danish flags and wearing crowns upon their heads. Ladies celebrating the 50th birthday of the Crown Prince waving red Danish flags and crowns upon their heads (Copenhagen, Denmark) A huge Danish flag was hanging between two pillars outside of Frederik’s Church. A huge Danish flag hangs between two pillars outside of Frederik's Church in Copenhagen, Denmark Out to Skagen in the north of Denmark and a view of a Danish flag and the beach from the local lighthouse. View of a Danish flag and the beach from the Lighthouse at Skagen in DenmarkThe Maritime variant of the Danish flag in the form of a swallowtail pennant with the Royal Standard. We found this in the Frigate Jylland Museum in Ebeltoft. 
Early version of the Danish flag in the form of a pennant flown from a ship in the Frigate Jylland Museum in Ebeltoft, DenmarkDetail of the unusual monarch’s coat of arms on the pennant. I am intrigued by the leafy attire worn by the ‘two wild men’ on either side of the shield. Unusual early crest on a ship's flag in the Frigate Jylland Museum in Ebeltoft, DenmarkInfo from Wikipedia: The Danish flag features a white Scandinavian cross on a red background, originated in the 12th century Crusades, and holds the record for being the world’s oldest continually-used national flag.

More of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Red.

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