Even in England, flag flying can be overlooked. This picture hails from the Fairfield Hotel in Southport, Merseyside, England. A swivel snap and possibly some other parts could fix this flag up right.
The original proportion of the American flag is 5:9. Over the years, the size has changed to 2:3 (aka 3x5, 4x6, 5x8, etc.). While post offices and other government building will still fly the 5:9, the majority of flags are 2:3 in the US, including world flags.
But if you head out over seas, and even to Canada, you will notice the flag size is different. In America we standardized world flags to the proportion of the American flag (2:3), but in England and Canada, their flag is traditionally 1:2. As in England, I am sure they resize our flag. While this is not the most popular distinction between our European neighbors and ourselves (Metric vs. Standard, Tea vs. Coffee, Monty Python vs. Saturday Night Live, etc.), as flag fanatics, we'd like to say it is the most politically charged distinction.
Nice to see some flag pictures abroad. See a flag, take a picture, send it to us with the location (email@example.com) and we'll post it!
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