Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Deep in the heart of Sandycove

Everytime I drive along the sea-front from Sandycove to Dun Laoghaire or back, I admire the Texas state flag that flies defiantly outside a large yellow house in Sandycove. Although I'm from New York and would have enjoyed more than a few jokes at the expense of Texans in my time, I love the message that the flag sends out about the people who live there and to the city they live in. That house, to me, is the Alamo.

UPDATE Nov 27: Des has gently informed me that what I'm seeing is actually the Chilean flag and not the Texas state flag. This building is the Chilean embassy, apparently. In my defense, I've never actually seen the flag unfurled and the two flags do look very much alike. Chile and Texas.