September 24th 2008 04:46
So here is selection of current National flags from around the world that I find pleasing to my style of eye. There’s no xenophobic prejudice here, this is purely based on what I find a cool and attractive combination of colour, line and pattern.
Some of these flags I've liked since I was a boy. I've always found the combination of Germany's black/red/yellow very appealing. The Stars and Stripes have always looked good too. As has Japan's rising sun and Canada's maple leaf. But my favourites would have to be Albania's black coat of arms and Montenegro's golden coat of arms, both in a sea of red (Seems red is the prevalent colour for flags). I really like the juxtaposed lines of Greece's cross and stripes and the Mediterranean-esque colour. I like the dragons of Wales and Bhutan. Of course, one can't forget Nepal's outside the square design. Hats off to them for being so unique, it's a shame the flag is not recognised, so in essence it's inclusion here is a little controversial. But hey, I always root for the underdog!