The Faroese flag “MerkiÃ°” in the midst of the entire swimming world’s forest of flags, outside the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai during the 14th FINA World Aquatics Championships 2011. I got to touch it for inspection, no silk expert here, but it seemed like the nicest material possible. Called MerkiÃ° or ‘The Mark’ because it was put to use during World War II, to help the Allied powers not bomb our vessels while bringing them fish from Iceland. Still lost a third of the fleet to the Nazi subs, though.
CC photo #14: The Faroese flag “MerkiÃ°” flying high in Shanghai