Flag-nado! | Soapboxer
Soapboxer
Editor Jeffrey C. Billman's blog

Archives | RSS

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Flag-nado!

Posted by on Sun, Dec 22, 2013 at 3:19 PM

City Hall Plaza, Durham - PHOTOS BY LISA SORG
  • Photos by Lisa Sorg
  • City Hall Plaza, Durham

It was 72 degrees this morning—not April 22, but Dec. 22, if you awoke thinking you must have hibernated all winter. Winds were brisk. The atmosphere felt unstable, soupy, and the light filtered through the clouds in narrow shafts. 

violent_flags_2_blog_copy.jpg

At City Hall Plaza in downtown Durham, the U.S. and North Carolina flags had descended their mast until they touched the ground. Since it's Sunday, no one is around City Hall to raise them, so I watched the flags contort themselves in the stiff breeze and graze the ground between gusts.

violent_flags_3_blog_copy.jpg

I lay on the ground on the sidewalk beneath them. You rarely get that close to flapping flags; they are larger, thicker and noisier than you think.

violent_flags_4_blog_copy.jpg


Lisa Sorg is the editor of the INDY. Her blog documents the small moments of life in the Triangle in photographs and stories—as a reminder to why we live here.

Tags: , , , , ,

Pin It

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Soapboxer



Twitter Activity

Comments

Yeah, it wasn't about slavery. It was about States Rights. . It's just a coincidence that the right to own …

by vidvis on The Mayor of New Orleans Explains Why North Carolina’s Monuments to White Supremacy Need to Come Down (Soapboxer)

I've dug and dug and can't figure it out. What's the real reason?

by David Klein on The Mayor of New Orleans Explains Why North Carolina’s Monuments to White Supremacy Need to Come Down (Soapboxer)

Most Read

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

Most Recent Comments

Yeah, it wasn't about slavery. It was about States Rights. . It's just a coincidence that the right to own …

by vidvis on The Mayor of New Orleans Explains Why North Carolina’s Monuments to White Supremacy Need to Come Down (Soapboxer)

I've dug and dug and can't figure it out. What's the real reason?

by David Klein on The Mayor of New Orleans Explains Why North Carolina’s Monuments to White Supremacy Need to Come Down (Soapboxer)

If you still believe the Civil War was over slavery then you're a fool and maybe you should dig a …

by Ruckus Dean on The Mayor of New Orleans Explains Why North Carolina’s Monuments to White Supremacy Need to Come Down (Soapboxer)

This is the first time I have listened to the mayor's speech in it's entirety and I agree with him. …

by David L Munden on The Mayor of New Orleans Explains Why North Carolina’s Monuments to White Supremacy Need to Come Down (Soapboxer)

In front of the Pitt County, Greenville, NC courthouse is a monument that honored/celebrated the county's dead soldiers by segregating …

by Glenn Maughan on The Mayor of New Orleans Explains Why North Carolina’s Monuments to White Supremacy Need to Come Down (Soapboxer)

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation