Variations on a Brazilian flag

Monday, January 20, 2014

When I was in Belgium, I saw this flag hanging from a building. It's the Brazilian flag re-purposed with Belgian colours.

I love this take on the Brazilian flag, re-purposed to support Belgium in this year's football World Cup.

So I decided to make a few more flags:

 This could be any number of countries - Australia, Costa Rica, Chile, France, Croatia.


Colombia or Ecuador

Netherlands - though I suspect they're more likely to have a big, bright orange flag.




Iran or Mexico or Italy

Ivory Coast




Uruguay or Bosnia and Herzegovina

Above Africa

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

A year ago today, I flew to Rio de Janeiro. At the time, I didn't share these aerial photographs taken as we flew above Africa.

I've never been to Africa, so it was a wonderful sight for me to see the desert dunes and mountains and valleys stretching away for miles and miles.

I was excited too to see structures - houses and maybe a mine? - in the middle of the desert.

Later, we flew over some coastal towns and cities including Agadir and Guelmin.

Mountains in the south of Morocco.

Valley in south of Morocco.

More Moroccan mountains

Agadir from above

Guelmin from above

River and meander to the south of Guelmin.

My next task is to see if I can work out where these are exactly. Africa is a big place, and most of the flight-tracker sites show London - Rio flights not actually flying over it, so it might be a tricky task. Updated with locations on 2/01/2014.