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photoblog image Americana: The State Of The Union Is... Strong?

Americana: The State Of The Union Is... Strong?

Americana: The State Of The Union Is... Strong?

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  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 28 Jan 2011, 07:31
This could be read two ways though your photograph Vik. If the flag here represents America then it is falling apart, corroded and ripped apart. On the other hand it could be that the surface might look problematic but the superstructure of America is strong and will prevail.
vz-nostalgia: :
Chad: If the flag here represents America...
VZ: A flag of every country represent this country, Chad. smile
Yes, good guess about two ways to look at this. Which way do you look? smile

Regarding longitudes, each lattitude meets each longitude at some point and time. smile Just look at the globe, Chad. smile
Battered but unbowed...maybe
vz-nostalgia: smile Unbowed? smile With all the money we owe to China, Bill? smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Jan 2011, 10:39
Seems to me that your photograph is saying that America is showing her true colours - behind the pristine flag lurks decay and disintegration. Powerful image.
vz-nostalgia: I think you are on the right path here, Ms. Ingrid. smile Not unlike many families, which play happy marriages for others. smile
  • Scott
  • United States
  • 28 Jan 2011, 13:39
Rusting from
vz-nostalgia: You bet, Scott. Forget the enemies abroad. Look at all those Bill O'Reillys, Sarah Palins and Keith Olbermanns that are ready to devour each other alive. Rust comes from within, no doubt.
Get rid of the rust and it will be back to its former glory! smile
vz-nostalgia: Easy said than done, Ms. Linda. smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Jan 2011, 19:14
A dark little study of the rips and tears in the fabric of reality.
vz-nostalgia: Love what you said here, Mike. It's a pity to watch such a beautiful country falling apart.
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Jan 2011, 00:47

Punchy!... very very strong image, the reader will take what they want from this. God bless America.

vz-nostalgia: We shall overcome, Mal. I certainly hope so. Unless we reach the point of no return.
vz-nostalgia: If Obama manages to stay for a second term, we have a chance. If not, we're doomed.
As a big picture: as long as politicians depend on private money to run their campaigns, there is no hope they would work for the people. Corporations are not people, despite the Supreme Court ruling of otherwise. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Jan 2011, 23:04
Cheer up, can always migrate to Asia.

vz-nostalgia: Only if you promise to find me a beautiful young Thai lady, Ray. smile
Add a rusting can with a United Fruit logo on it and the photo just gets better.
vz-nostalgia: It IS a rusting can, Pekka. smile I guess it can't get any better, then. smile
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 1 Feb 2011, 05:43
une belle composition............un peu provocatrice ...........héhé, j'aime !
vz-nostalgia: a bit provocative? smile I thought it's over-the-board provocative, rem la. I guess I overestimated my approach. smile
Well I always saw it this way. I dunno why it took you so long to finally admit it smile
vz-nostalgia: :
1. You are welcome to see it any way you want, Ms.Delia, but if one has never been/lived here, if one doesn't know the country from inside and judges it by what one sees on TV or reads in papers, one's seeing doesn't worth much.
2. I admit nothing, Ms. D. I'm expressing my point of view. After spending almost 20 years here, I think I have teh right to do so.
3. It might be usuful not to confuse goverments and people, when we talk about countries.
I like the way you "play" with your flag - and the comments and answers adds to it. And with your question (title) it's a piece that pushes my button when it comes to finding new questions - like what is strong.? this context...
vz-nostalgia: I wish we all knew the true meaning of words we use, Aksel. For the most part, the words are like empty shells that people fill in with their own meaning. What is a terrorist for some, a freedom fighter is for others. smile Just one example. smile
I don't know why I keep coming back to see this image smile
vz-nostalgia: Let me know, when you find out, Ms. Suzanne. smile
stunning image Victor and like many peeps feel the point of no return is just around the corner may as well hand it all over to the Bilderbugers nowsad
vz-nostalgia: ah, don't give up that easily, Tim. Where is your fighter's spirit? smile
you could have used the Greek,Irish,Portuguese,Spanish,French,Denmark well actually any member of the EU's flags as they are all falling like domino's only to be refinanced by yes the powers to be, no euro no dollar soon just a world currency governed by a select few, think i best jump off my soap box lolsmile
vz-nostalgia: I see the image impressed you so much that you came back to comment once again. smile Thanks for your thoughts, Tim.
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