ADENDA: it is also the official flag, the pavillion, of the «Tagus Navy», further to the author's authorisation, which highly honours me. Fourty five barges built between from 1900 to 2008 fly it and they feel very, very honoured and proud about it.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
A contribution to ABC Wednesday, now on its round # 04!
Have another very Happy Day, my Friends!...
The flag of «Atlântico Azul» was designed and registered by Sailor Girl, with the help of [IADE] (Lisbon Arts and Design School), who offered all the technical support and the flag's specifications on my 36th Birthday. It represents not only UNITY around the World between all Countries, People and Creeds, but also the greatest Discovery of the Portuguese. «Portuguese, from the West, seeking lands of the East», as Portuguese Poet Luís Vaz de Camões sang on his poem «The Lusíadas». The Discovery of the Ocean, the Union of all Oceans, the Ocean Blue, color of the sky, the Ocean of the Portuguese and of Human kind. It is represented by the blue colour. This is the mark, the signature of the Portuguese, forever. It is centered by the unit of the armillary sphere, because, after the discovery, the entire Humanity discovered that we were connected by the roads of the Sea, which the Portuguese were the first to discover. It is topped by castles and armors, which are the signs of the Nation, the Portuguese Nation, spread and living all over the World.